If you're looking to see some of the most amazing sights the capital has to offer, there are few finer ways to do it than hitting the River Thames and checking out the city from the water on a river boat tour. And that's where the ThamesJet comes in: it's a high-speed, jet-powered boat that offers super-fast, exhilarating rides along the Thames. The three-jet fleet is available for daily tours and private charter, which is perfect for parties of up to 12.

Speeding off from Westminster to Canary Wharf and back, the ThamesJet Rush is an invigorating 50-minute speedboat experience that mixes sightseeing with remarkable speed and awesome aquabatics.

En route, you'll see iconic sights like the Houses of Parliament and world-famous Elizabeth Tower that contains Big Ben, as well as the London Eye, the Shard and HMS Belfast to name just a few. Keep your eyes peeled, though, because the sights come thick and fast at this section of the river. 

A little further along the way, you'll pass under some of the Capital's great bridges, taking in the most modern – Millennium Bridge – and the most famous: the majestic Tower Bridge, which links the contemporary facade of City Hall to the age-old site of the Tower of London.

From there, you hit the speedy section of the ride: after Tower Bridge, ThamesJet's experienced skippers will give you the ride of your life, taking on twists and turns as you jump river waves and speed all the way around Canary Wharf.

Tour prices

Adult (17+): From £39.00

Child (9-16): From £29.00

Family (2 adults, 2 children): from £129.00

Charter (max 12 people): From £429.00

After all the adrenaline-fuelled fun, the boat heads back to Westminster Pier, where you can admire the view, catch a breath and take in the epic adventure you've gone on for the last 50 minutes.

Interested? For details on all packages visit thamesjet.com