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From GBP £49 per Adult


  • 50 minute high speed thrill ride on board one of our 12 seater all action RIB speedboats
  • Speeds of up to 35mph
  • Receive a warm welcome in our all-weather waiting room
  • Themed commentary and music to build the excitement
  • Twists, turns, thrills and spills – guaranteed!
  • All weather sightseeing – all our Thamesjet cruises include free hire of our waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Suitable for all ages
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Private Hire


  • Private hire for families, friends and groups (up to 12 per speedboat)
  • Corporate enquiries welcome
  • Custom departure times and piers
  • Available all year round
  • Waterproof jackets and clothing included as standard
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Gift Cards


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  • Purchase a City Experiences Gift Card, pay the full value or make a contribution
  • Can be used at a date and time of the recipients choice

Sneak peak of your Thamesjet London speedboat adventure

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What our customers say....

Very good and fast. I definitely recommend. A nice sightseeing tour to get started and a nice chase after the police station. The rain added extra thrill halfway through.
Thanos F, 2nd November 2023
Had a brilliant time. We missed our time slot but that wasn't a problem for the friendly staff and added my wife to the booking again that wasn't a problem. The waterproof coats and life jackets were new and clean. The ride itself was great.
Jonathon B, 22nd October 2023
We had a great time on the Thames Jet speedboat. When we arrived Grace was absolutely lovely and helped us into waterproof jackets and life jackets. Then onto the exhilarating experience on the speedboat which was amazing and I highly recommended
Mharv75, 20th October 2023
So fun! It’s a nice ride/tour until you get out of the city limits and then it’s a fun speed boat ride. Definitely an entertaining experience.
gailzer12, 8th October 2023
This was an amazing experience, my teenage boys loved it. You get to see the sights and speed down the river Thames to James Bond music as well as other songs. It was an excellent experience from start to finish.
mabel025, 25th September 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

Arriving for your Thamesjet

It is important to arrive 20 minutes before your Thamesjet speedboat ride. This time is needed to give you your safety briefing and get your life jackets and waterproof clothing on.

Failure to arrive with enough time to do the briefing may result in you missing your London speedboat experience.

Are children allowed to travel?

For safety reasons, the minimum age requirement to travel on Thamesjet speedboat ride is 3+.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult 17 years’ or over. 14-16 can ride unaccompanied but must have signed parental consent.

Seating arrangements on your London speedboat experience are on a first come first serve basis.

Do I need to wear a Life Jacket and Waterproof clothing?

Life jackets will be provided by the team before boarding, they must be worn at all times for your safety. They will also need to be returned at the end of the trip.

Waterproof jackets (and if required trousers) will be offered to all passengers.

What should I wear for my Thamesjet experience?

Please dress appropriately for your Thamesjet speedboat ride, also taking into account that the river is often cooler than the shore.

We encourage casual attire that is informal and comfortable and flat shoes are highly recommended. However, we would advise against flip-flops and high heels.

Are there any Medical Conditions that prevent me from travelling?

Our Thamesjet speedboat ride is not recommended for people suffering from back or other bone conditions, epilepsy, dizziness, diabetes, angina or heart conditions. Expectant mothers should not travel at any stage of pregnancy.

Passengers are encouraged to advise our Thamesjet team of any medical conditions or disabilities at the time of booking.
If you are unsure, please reach out to us on 0207 77 400 400 and our team will be able to help.

If you would like to try something a little more relaxed, please have a look at our sightseeing page.

Do you allow wheelchairs on board?

Due to the nature of the speedboat experience, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on Thamesjet.

Please feel free to contact our reservations team if you have any questions.

Can I reserve my seating?

Seating arrangements on your London speedboat experience are on a first come first serve basis.

Is there a weight restriction to go on Thamesjet speedboat ride?

There is no weight restriction, the lifejackets will fit someone up to a chest size of 165cm.

How wide are the seats?

The seats on Thamesjet speedboat ride are 37 inches wide and are designed to accommodate two adults.

Will I be asked to move from where I’m sitting?

Single travelers may be asked to move to sit with another passenger to allow groups/ families travelling together to be next to one another.

Are there toilet facilities on board?

Due to the nature of the Jet boat, there are no toilets on board.

There are public toilets next to Westminster Station (exit 1) as you turn left when exiting heading towards the pier, these toilets require a payment to enter.

Can I bring Luggage on board?

For safety reasons, and for the comfort of passengers, only small hand luggage items are allowed aboard Thamesjet vessels. At the discretion of staff, and entirely at your own risk, larger items may be left on shore for collection at the end of your journey.

Can I leave my luggage anywhere on the pier?

You can leave your luggage in our secure locker in our waiting room. However, we cannot be held responsible for any items damaged or lost.

Can Animals (including guide and hearing dogs) come on board?

For safety reason we are unable to carry animals on board including guide dogs and hearing dogs. Guide dogs and hearing dogs may be allowed to the boarding platform if requested at the time of booking.

Can I eat or drink on board?

The consumption of food or drink on board Thamesjet is not permitted.

Excesses alcohol and high speeds do not mix so we’re afraid it’s zero tolerance and Thamesjet reserve the right to refuse a passenger the right to board and no refund will be offered.

Can I smoke on board?

Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.

Can I change or cancel my tickets?

Once made all bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Terms and Conditions

Please click here for our Terms & Conditions

Rules of the River

Our skippers are fully qualified to operate these high performance boats and are happy to show you just “”what she’ll do””, but only within the confines of the rules of the river.

The maximum speed allowable is 35mph (or 30 knots if you are nautically minded) once we are beyond Tower Bridge.

Last but not least - So you have:

Read the rules and Terms & Conditions
Brought your ticket
Arrived 20 minutes before your departure time
Had your briefing
Wearing the life jacket and waterproofs
Now it is time to fill the rush!

Customer Comments and Feedback

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If you have any feedback on ways in which we could improve our Thamesjet Speedboat, we would love to hear about it. Please contact our Customer Service Team at [email protected]

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