Speedboat 'Thames Barrier Experience' To/from Embankment Pier - 75 Minutes - London

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  • Duration: 1 Hr 15 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NU, London WC2N 6PA, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then this high-speed Thames river RIB experience cruise tour is tailor made for you! London will truly come alive and kicking with the fastest, most exciting River thames cruise you could ever experience.


Small-group tour

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The super-powered Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB's) are specially designed to operate on the River thames. One minute you're cruising gently under Tower bridge, the next you are racing out towards the Thames barrier at a rate of 50 knots on a speed boat.

This fantastic interactive guided tour takes in London's top sights and gives fascinating insight into their history. With a modern sound system on board you'll be sure to hear your guide's entertaining and informative commentary even at high speed.

Choose between the 50-minute Canary wharf Experience and the 80-minute Thames barrier Experience. Take the Canary wharf Experience to see the famous sights of the Houses of parliament, HMS Belfast, Tower of london and Execution Dock.

Or opt for the Thames barrier Experience and in addition enjoy beautiful views of Greenwich and the incredible Thames barrier, the world's second largest movable flood barrier. You will also be sped around The o2 arena, filming location of the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough whilst listening to the movie soundtrack.

Group sizes are restricted to 12 passengers on both tours, ensuring a personal and fun experience. London's number one action activity is not to be missed!


High-Speed River Cruise

Life jacket

Complimentary plastic poncho if weather dictates


Hotel pickup and drop off


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children 13 years & under must be accompanied by an adult

Please note that children have to weigh a minimum of 15kg (2.36 stone)

Changes after booking may be subject to an alteration fee

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions


Most travelers can participate

If your trip is subject to our Minimum Passenger Number Policy you will be contacted 24 hours before to be offered an alternative time or date to travel


This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

All COVID19 government safety measures must be adhered to, you may be seated directly next to another person outside of your household. If you do not wish to be seated next to someone you do not know, we suggest purchasing an even number of seats.

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  • 28-Oct-2022

    Favourite activity we did all weekend in London. Sightseeing and adrenaline all in one trip. Highly recommend.

  • 28-Oct-2022

    A great experience, 8 of us sharing a friends 60th birthday. Great guide and friendly staff, very informative and a great way to travel down the thames! Great fun thankyou

  • 17-Oct-2022

    My son who has Autism throughly enjoyed himself,was worried he would not get on the boat but felt at ease

  • 02-Oct-2022

    The tour guide was very knowledgeable, it was like being in an enjoyable history class! The driver was awesome as well. I was hoping for a few more steep turns but I blame having OAPs on my boat! Gotta look after them after all. Overall I would do it again

  • 28-Sep-2022

    A fun trip with a great driver and guide. Well worth it. Good way of seeing London. Used as part of fun day in town.

  • 26-Sep-2022

    We were supposed to do this in April but I broke my shoulder shortly before. They were really understanding and I was able to delay our trip. 5 months later we got our anniversary weekend. It was a great trip at high speed to the Thames barrier, well worth doing. With some great music and informative commentary too.

  • 20-Sep-2022

    100% recommend during a visit to London! Don’t expect a full history lesson, but a fun and engaging experience on the Thames. Dennis and Leo were amazing captains and guides. They navigated the Thames very safely, but with a lot of (purposefully) thrilling high speed moments! My wife does get motion sickness, but took a Dramamine beforehand and was completely fine! The high speed portion of the experience is very smooth.

  • 12-Sep-2022

    The best fun. Thought I was in a James Bond movie. The ride was great and the running commentary from our guide was hilarious.

  • 05-Sep-2022

    Ride was fun. Guide did a good job pointing out places along the route. Music was good. Fun to bounce across other slower boats wakes

  • 02-Sep-2022

    Great trip, very safe and didn’t get wet at all, fabulous commentary, very informative and interesting and funny too. Very well organised and could see your photos at the end and they were a very reasonable price too. Thank you for a lovely trip :)

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