London Speed & jet boat tours

Our most recommended London Speed & jet boat tours

London: 70-Minute Thames Barrier RIB Speedboat Tour

1. London: 70-Minute Thames Barrier RIB Speedboat Tour

Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London at high speed. Spend 75 minutes traveling along the River Thames from Embankment Pier with an informal entertaining commentary. See new and historical London sites including the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Greenwich, and the magnificent Thames Barrier. Sail under Tower Bridge at high speed all the way to the Thames Barrier and get the ultimate rollercoaster experience whilst the James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.  When you return to Embankment Pier after your experience, you will have the option to purchase souvenir photographs that your crew will take as a memory of being onboard.

London: 40-Minute Ultimate Tower RIB Blast Speedboat Tour

2. London: 40-Minute Ultimate Tower RIB Blast Speedboat Tour

Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London at high speed. Spend 40 minutes traveling along the River Thames from Tower Millennium Pier and see famous London sites including the Tower of London, Shard, City Hall, and HMS Belfast.  Sail under Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf and continue further along the River Thames right up to the Thames Barrier. Get the ultimate rollercoaster experience whilst James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.  When you return to Tower Millennium Pier after your experience, you will have the option to purchase souvenir photographs that your crew will take as a memory of being onboard.

London: River Thames Speed Boat Tour

3. London: River Thames Speed Boat Tour

Experience a wild and fantastic River Thames boat cruise that is fun for all ages. You will climb aboard a high-speed vessel that offers non-traditional views of England's capital at speeds of up to 30 knots. You will be given a full safety briefing and a life jacket - just in case! Named by leading listings magazine Time Out as a "must-do" experience, both visitors and residents of London will be thrilled with this outing. Speed under the capital’s bridges, and marvel at landmarks such as the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and South Bank from an exclusive vantage point. Music floats through the air via the onboard sound system, as you power out toward the Docklands. High-brow banter is provided by an award-winning comedian guide, whose cheery anecdotes include narration about the headquarters of MI5 and the modern skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.

London: Speedboat Tour Through Heart of the City

4. London: Speedboat Tour Through Heart of the City

Meet your friendly skipper and crew at Tower Bridge Quay and collect your waterproof jacket, along with the latest automatic inflatable life jacket. Listen to the safety briefing before you board the power boat and sit in the state-of-the-art suspension seats.   Listen to the 550hp turbo diesel engines fire up to take you past monuments such as the Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe and St. Paul's Cathedral. Head towards London Bridge and the HMS Belfast warship as you make your way towards the Tower of London. Take souvenir photos as you pass under Tower Bridge. Then, hold on tight as you enter the high speed zone and race through the Wapping district at 35mph. Pass the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf as you speed down to the Royal Naval College and Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Continue to the O2 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome) before turning around and returning to Tower Bridge Quay. Listen to some great British music throughout the ride for a trip to remember.

London: River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

5. London: River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London on a speed boat tour on the River Thames. Admire new and historical sights, such as the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Tower of London. See more of London than more conventional sightseeing tours, and benefit from an informal and entertaining commentary along the way. Sail under Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf, and get the ultimate rollercoaster-on-water-experience whilst James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.

London: River Thames Speedboat Ride

6. London: River Thames Speedboat Ride

Explore London from the Thames River on a thrilling speedboat cruise that combines sightseeing, speed, and fun. See iconic landmarks, including Big Ben, the Shard, and Tower Bridge from a unique perspective. On arrival, you will meet a member of the team in the waiting room, who will take you through your safety briefing and supply you with life jackets and waterproof clothing. When it's time to depart your crew will arrive and take you to the boarding platform to embark the boat. See various iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower that houses the world-famous Big Ben, the London Eye, Shard and HMS Belfast to name a few. Sit back and enjoy the view as you pass under some of the ccapital's great bridges including the most modern, Millennium Bridge, as well as the world-renowned majestic Tower Bridge on the way to the fast zone.   Once past Tower Bridge, it’s all about speed, experienced skippers will give you an aquatic ride of your life of twists and turns, wave jumps and speed on the way to Canary Wharf. After all the adrenaline-fuelled fun, it’s back to Westminster Pier with time to admire the view, catch a breath and take in the great experience of speeding along the Thames and maybe even get those sightseeing pictures or the must-have selfie. For safety reasons, the minimum height requirement to travel on Thamesjet is 1.35 metres (4 ft. 5in.).

London: Thames Sunset Speedboat Experience with Drink

7. London: Thames Sunset Speedboat Experience with Drink

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you enjoy a night cruising along the River Thames. See famous sites light up as you whizz through the heart of London. Meet your guide just after sunset and board the speedboat. Enjoy London's night skies, one of the most famous skylines in the world, as you surf through the waves at a nerve-inducing 35mph. Listen as your guide provides commentary and tells you all about the city. Marvel at the London Tower Bridge from a distance as you see the evening light show. Hold on tight as you rock and roll down the river. Enjoy the music as you reach high speeds that will take your breath away.  Set sail back to London Tower Bridge, where you can unwind and enjoy a seasonal drink.

London: Break the Barrier Speed Boat Ride

8. London: Break the Barrier Speed Boat Ride

Be greeted by a staff member and receive a full safety briefing. Collect your safety equipment including mandatory lifejackets. Set sail with a specially created soundtrack that takes you through the ages from the modern day to the 1950s. From Sinatra to Sia, experience the hippest hits and the hardest turns. For that reason, this trip is for those daring enough to experience what can truly be achieved on a speedboat. Thanks to the custom built 630 horsepower twin four-stroke engines and your highly experienced skipper team, you will get there fast.  Cruise over the water with speed and style whilst taking in the most popular sights of London. Your guide will entertain you at Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. Along the way, you will see an array of iconic London landmarks so don’t forget your camera.  All of this comes with a healthy portion of high-speed tricks and maneuvers that will have you screaming with delight. The speedboats really live up to their name as they carve through the water at angles never thought possible. Your expert skipper will ensure your safety, your guide will be ready with the banter, and you will supply the screams for 40 minutes that will leave you wanting to come again and again.

London: Private Speedboat Hire through the Heart of The City

9. London: Private Speedboat Hire through the Heart of The City

See London from your very own super-fast RIB speedboat.  Your boat can take up to 12 passengers in safety and comfort on quality suspension seats. Embark from the iconic Tower Bridge and enjoy 10 miles of high-speed thrills, past historic Wapping, Canary Wharf to Greenwich, and the Cutty Sark. Stop briefly as your tour guide points out the wonderful sights of Greenwich. Ride past the O2 Arena for a high-speed turn for home. Enjoy a complimentary drink as you finish with a cruise to Blackfriars and back, past some more of London's greatest sights including St Paul's Cathedral, Millenium Bridge, Tate Modern, Golden Hinde, London Bridge, HMS Belfast, The Tower of London, and Tower Bridge.

London: James Bond Experience with Speedboat Adventure

10. London: James Bond Experience with Speedboat Adventure

Live a day in the life of Britain's most famous spy on a James Bond experience in London. Start with a light brunch at the Civil Service Club then head out for an action-packed afternoon complete with a speedboat adventure. Finish off the day with a Vodka Martini. Head to the Civil Service Club located in Great Scotland Yard and sit down to a light brunch while you receive your mission briefing. Enjoy a mimosa or prosecco to start the day and get you ready for the day ahead. Then, rendezvous with your driver and embark on a guided tour of Mayfair. Visit locations relating to the life of Ian Fleming and discover the world of espionage and its secrets. From here, head to the Thames for an exhilarating ride aboard a speedboat while the James Bond soundtrack plays. Next, head to Floris in Jermyn Street to get a sample of the famous No. 89 fragrance, the preferred Eu de Toilette of James Bond and Ian Fleming. Learn about this famous perfume and enjoy a 10% discount at the store. More adventure awaits as you head to St. James's Park before heading to Pall Mall, and finally, to Queen Anne's Gate. Having completed your mission, head to St Ermin's Hotel for the mission debrief and unwind with your own version of Bond's favorite cocktail, the Vesper to finish the day.

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What people are saying about London

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 400 reviews

Took my two granddaughters. We all thoroughly enjoyed the ride - a great crew who worked hard to make it a fun experience ( Bill and ? I wish I could remember).

Great way to see the sights around the Thames - exhilarating experience with enthusiastic and entertaining crew!

So much fun and a brilliant way to see the City from the Thames at high speed

Good fun, great way to see the city and exciting going fast along the Thames

They are so friendly and amazing vibes and excellent experience