About this Cruise

The biggest tour boat operator on the River Thames, City Cruises plc provides tourism and leisure passenger services on the River Thames with more than four million passenger journeys taking place every year on its route through the heart of London between Westminster and the Tower of London, then under Tower Bridge and down river to Greenwich – a journey through 2,000 years of liquid history. Now also operating in Poole & York.

Based at Cherry Garden Pier, a historic location in south-east London that was once a part of London’s huge commercial docks dating back to the 1880’s and part of the setting for many of Whistler’s paintings, City Cruises operate a fleet of 17 passenger boats, along with a small fleet of support vessels and barges.

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50 minutes

Thamesrush – 50 unforgettable minutes as you experience high speed aquabatics!

Your experience begins at Westminster Pier which is nestled alongside Westminster Bridge and two minutes walk from Big Ben. At the speed we will be travelling you’ll appreciate the waterproof clothing we provide for your high speed tour of the Thames! Slow it won’t be…

The only jetboat ride on the river. It stops harder, turns tighter and nothing’s faster

There may be other fast boats on the Thames, but there is only one jetboat. And why that’s important to you is that this means our military grade boats are more maneuverable (yes ours are built to the same specification as those used by the military and police). Our experienced skippers really know how to put them through their paces to give you the aquabatic ride of your life!

Thamesrush operates:
01/04/21-30/05/21 Friday to Sunday only
01/06/21-30/09/21 Daily

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Last Updated: 07.01.2021


CHILD POLICY: Child rates apply to children 10-16 years old. Children under the age of 10 years old and / or children less than 25 KG in weight are not permitted to travel due to health & safety issues.

​CANCELLATION POLICY: Bookings for 1-4 pax may be cancelled free of charge up to 72 hours prior to day of service. Bookings of 5-12 pax have a 14 day cancellation period. Any cancellations received within cancellation period will be charged in full (100%).