Water activity

London: Break the Barrier Speed Boat Ride

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Thames Rockets

London: Break the Barrier Speed Boat Ride

Activity provider: Thames Rockets

From US$ 60.21 per person

Under the Tower Bridge’s watchful eye you and your crew set sail to a specially created soundtrack. Enjoy the first all-speed boat trip ever to be seen on the river Thames.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • Experience the first all-speed boat trip ever to be seen on the river Thames
  • Listen to the sounds and memories that have shaped 2000 years of highs and lows
  • Enjoy the thrill of high speed tricks and maneuvers that will have you screaming with delight
Full description
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.
  • Life jackets
  • 40-minute speedboat ride
  • Guide on-board to entertain at Greenwich and the Thames Barrier
  • Experienced skipper operating 880bhp aerodynamically streamlined speedboat
  • Music through the ages playing from the onboard sound system
  • Life jacket
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Bankside Pier, SE1 9DT. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your trip time to meet the local partner for check in, kitting up and safety briefing ready to depart on schedule.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Under 14s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • If you have an existing medical condition that may be affected by this experience then you must consult your doctor before taking part, boats can encounter unpredictable movement that can aggravate existing medical conditions
  • Disabled guests are welcomed but the local supplier cannot take wheelchairs on-board the vessels, so this experience is not suitable for wheelchairs users
  • All passengers must be able to sit unaided on-board
  • There will be up to 12 passengers on the speedboat
  • A minimum of 8 passengers is permitted for each sailing trip, vessels that are not filled by the minimum number will be rescheduled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Great time! Bille guided us with a lot of humor and Chris piloted the speedboat well. They gave us big jackets and we didn't get wet. They offered to take pictures of us with our phones (they don't do it to sell them to you afterwards and that's great!) +1 for James Bond's music

March 7, 2022

Best way to see London from the Thames,Fast , Fun and Informative

So many things to do in London but make sure this on your to do list from London bridge to the Thames barrier going 35 mph in a speed boat feels more like 100 mph .Great guide who kept things moving and a soundtrack that'll have you singing along to at least one song 10/10

September 29, 2019

Both myself and my Grandson enjoyed a tremendous experience on the speedboat and I will probably do it again with my other grandsons when they are old enough. Also I would like to mention the boat crew Jeff and Chris who were extremely helpful, informative and friendly which made for a very enjoyable time

July 22, 2018

Product ID: 69634