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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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Select the start time that best suits your schedule, and then make your own way to the London Eye Pier in central London. Meet your skipper and guide, and listen to a short safety briefing before hopping aboard your modern RIB.
Sitting comfortably, feel the powerful engine rumble and then glide away from the pier. Be entertained by your guide’s entertaining commentary as you cruise past top London sights including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Gherkin and the gravity-defying Shard.
Pass Tower Bridge and the monumental Tower of London, then feel your adrenaline rush as your skipper pulls back the throttle and accelerates. Be thrilled as your boat speeds down the river, performing break-neck turns, wave jumps and figures of eight.
Rushing at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, feel the wind against your face and bop your head in time to the iconic British songs blasting out from the boat’s speakers. You’ll also hear the chimes of Big Ben and other iconic Britons.
Stop to catch your breath by Canary Wharf, and then hold on tight as you hurtle back up the river. Feel the boat slow, then have your camera ready to capture the sights as you leisurely cruise back to the original departure point.

  • Small-group tour
Customer Reviews
  • Thais L
    July 2018

    Super fun way to do a little exploration of the Thames, especially if kids are traveling. The kids thanked us for taking us on something a little more current than most of the other exploring we did. Geoff and Doug did a really great job of keeping us entertained and safe. Also, we hit crazy traffic trying to get to the pier and were a little late running all the way across the bridge to get there and they waited for us - I thought that was very nice.

  • Domino
    April 2018

    There aren't enough words to express how amazing this ride was. It wasn't only fun and exciting, our guide Geoff was the absolute BEST. He was thrilled to have four passengers from so far away Mexico. He was charming and funny, it was an absolute blast!

    After the ride, my family and I headed to The Globe. We went on a guided tour there and actually took our sweet time. On our way out, we chuckled as we crossed the Millennium Bridge, which Geoff hilariously mentions on the RIB cruise. We stopped in the middle of it for a moment to take pictures and spotted a red RIB coming our way. We said to each other: Wonder if that's Geoff ... Lo and behold, it was him! We waved in hopes that he would see us, and he did! He waved back with a surprised look on his face, the RIB sped under the bridge and emerged on the other side, Geoff waving us goodbye and blowing us kisses as they drove off.

    Thanks Geoff and Nick! Next trip to London, we're definitely taking this ride again and hoping we get you guys as our guide and captain once more.

  • tom f
    September 2017

    We took this cruise in August 2017. t was informational as we cruised pout to the high speed area, then a lot of fun as we opened it up on the Thames. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun, and I would recommend this cruise.

Product Details
  • Professional skipper
  • Expert guide
  • Use of a lifejacket and waterproof gear
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pregnant women are not permitted
  • It is advised not to participate if you have a history of or have any current back problems
  • Minimum age is 6 months
  • All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

London Eye Waterloo Millennium Pier, central London

Departure Time and Comments

Varies /


50 minutes

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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