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What our customers say....

Second time doing Thamesjet and still enjoyed the experience. Great captain and staff all friendly and happy to be there. Safety briefing very informative. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an exhilarating experience.
JR, 22 Feb 2023
The whole experience was lovely. Chris the rep who greeted us was very nice and informative, the crew were also great, I bought this foe my partner foe his birthday and he had a great time. 😊
JB, 6 Feb 2022
Can’t recommend it enough thought everyone’s customer service was great and the ride was fabulous.
CM, 7 Nov 2022
It was absolutely fabulous and my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. The staff were knowledgeable, fun and very helpful.
MC, 6 Nov 2022
My sons 14 and 24 both really enjoyed it and the information that they were given was excellent.
CB, 29 Oct 2022
Brill experience from start to finish.
ES, 23 Oct 2022

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About our River Thames Sightseeing Cruises

Enjoy a memorable and entertaining day out on London’s No 1 Thames sightseeing cruise. It’s the perfect way to take in the capital’s iconic riverside landmarks.

Our captains provide informative and entertaining commentary, shedding new light on both the history and modern life of this fascinating city. With the option to sit on our spacious open upper deck or in comfortable indoor saloons, you’re guaranteed a panoramic view of London’s best sights including the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, South Bank and more.

For families, a Thames river cruise is the most relaxing way to see the sights, avoid traffic and busy trains.

Our Thames sightseeing cruise single tickets will take you from point A to B with comfort and in style. You can also purchase a return ticket to your original Thames river cruise starting point too.

We have 4 strategically located piers at Westminster, Tower, London-Eye, and Greenwich, that allow easy access to all the main riverside attractions while ensuring less of your sightseeing
time is spent waiting at a pier.

Want to see more of London from the water? You can make the most of your London river cruise with a 24h river pass. It’s an all-day hop on, hop off Thames ticket offering unlimited access to the river for 24 hours.


Some circular tours may require a boat change at Tower Pier

Please ensure you check the latest timetable schedule on the website as times may vary throughout the year.

When you arrive for your cruise please walk straight down onto the pier. Where you will be greeted by our pier staff, have your ticket ready to be then directed to your boarding point.

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 height requirement to travel on Thamesjet speedboat ride is 1.35 metres (4 ft. 5in.).

Seating arrangements on your London speedboat experience are on a first come first serve basis. Front seats require passengers to be above the minimum height due to a larger gap between the seat and the handrail.

Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Is there a height restriction to travel on a ThamesJet?

For safety reasons, the minimum height requirement to travel on Thamesjet speedboat ride is 1.35 metres (4 ft. 5in.).

Seating arrangements on your London speedboat experience are on a first come first serve basis. Front seats require passengers to be above the minimum height due to a larger gap between the seat and the handrail.

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.

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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