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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London provided by Thames Rockets

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
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Last updated: 22 Jun 2020
A note from High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
One way, contactless, socially distanced check-in. Outdoor attraction, passengers sit in pairs forward facing, side by side. Vessels operate at recommended capacity guidance. Passengers from different booking groups will not be paired together. Handrails and lifejackets sanitized (every departure).
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
If you’re looking for an exhilarating way to see London’s riverside sights, then opt for a high-speed RIB cruise on the Thames River. In a rigid inflatable boat, soar past the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and Shakespeare’s Globe while listening to a high-octane soundtrack. Once you reach Tower Bridge, your skipper accelerates to speeds of 35 miles-per-hour (55 km-per-hour) and performs sharp turns guaranteed to increase adrenaline levels. Ideal for thrill-seekers, this experience also offers multiple departure times.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
High-speed Thames River cruise in London
An unconventional sightseeing experience ideal for thrill seekers 
Cruise past the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, and Shakespeare's Globe 
Experience high-octane maneuvers and learn about London history
What to expect
Depending on the start time selected at checkout, make your way to the London Eye Pier to board your RIB. Following a safety briefing, set sail on the Thames River and pass the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare's Globe, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Once you pass Tower Bridge, speed restrictions are lifted and your skipper is free to accelerate to speeds of 35 miles per hour (55 kilometers per hour). Feel exhilarated as your skipper performs maneuvers such as hairpin bends and figure eights. During slower periods of sailing, listen to commentary that reveals the history of London’s riverside. The tour concludes back at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6918ULA
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional skipper • Expert guide • Lifejacket
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drinks
Duration
50m
Departure details
London Eye Pier, London SE1 7PB, UK The Pier is located directly underneath the London Eye, the ‘Boat ticket sales and entrance’ is on the right hand-side. Please do not queue at the ticket office as you have already pre-booked tickets, head straight down onto the floating pontoon towards Boarding Gate One.
Inclusions
Professional skipper • Expert guide • Lifejacket
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drinks
Departure details
London Eye Pier, London SE1 7PB, UK The Pier is located directly underneath the London Eye, the ‘Boat ticket sales and entrance’ is on the right hand-side. Please do not queue at the ticket office as you have already pre-booked tickets, head straight down onto the floating pontoon towards Boarding Gate One.
Duration
50m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult, minimum age is 6 months
All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
Wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    London Eye Pier
    London SE1 7PB, UK
    The Pier is located directly underneath the London Eye, the ‘Boat ticket sales and entrance’ is on the right hand-side. Please do not queue at the ticket office as you have already pre-booked tickets, head straight down onto the floating pontoon towards Boarding Gate One.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Thames Rockets
    Thames River
    Houses of Parliament
    Big Ben
    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
    The View from The Shard
    Tower of London
    Tower Bridge
    Canary Wharf
  • You'll end at
    London Eye Pier
    London SE1 7PB, UK
    The Pier is located directly underneath the London Eye, the ‘Boat ticket sales and entrance’ is on the right hand-side. Please do not queue at the ticket office as you have already pre-booked tickets, head straight down onto the floating pontoon towards Boarding Gate One.
    See address & details
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LightPacker747888
Lancaster District, UK1 contribution
Best trip in a long time
Jul 2021 • Family
Fab experience , well worth the money .
We did London dungeon , Tussauds and London eye and this was without a doubt the best experience and best value
Thanks to our guide Geoff and Richard were the icing in the cake
Book it !!
Written 30 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pepperpot1976
Kent, UK15 contributions
Fantastic experience!
We all absolutely loved this! It is a perfect mix of sightseeing high adrenaline fun! Great soundtrack too.
Our guide Amy and skipper Simon were very helpful and informative too.
Written 30 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynn B
Wallington, UK18 contributions
Fun and thrills on the Thames.
Jul 2021
This trip was an exciting, informative and fun activity to do on the Thames. Despite the typical British summer weather (torrential rain!) the energy and enthusiasm of our guide, Killian and the driver made it a fabulous fun-filled adventure. The high speed of the RIB after Tower Bridge was thrilling and the tour of the sights on the riverbank on the return was interesting and presented in an amusing tone. We had a fantastic time and I cannot recommend this activity highly enough if you love an adrenaline rush, I'd definitely do it again!
Written 29 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

philwhite2016
Rickmansworth, UK214 contributions
Thames rocket London millenium wharf July 2021
Jul 2021
Hi went on this trip with Geof and Nick running the boat. What a trip, high speed, all the sights from the houses of parliament to the thames barrier with a commentary.
You do not want to miss this trip, having lived in the area and done other tours this one is now at the top. There is parking nearby for less than £10 and I think they can accommodate wheelchair users, I would contact them. We will be going back.
Written 28 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicole N
1 contribution
Not for the faint hearted
Jul 2021 • Friends
My friend and i did this. Had a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend to get your heart pumping a little bit. The driver was awesome and the guide knew alot about the thames and buildings. So had a great experience all round.
Written 28 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Os M
2 contributions
High speed thrills
Superb experience. Amy was super guide. Highly recommended. The high speed part was a great thrill for my teenagers and I enjoyed the tour of London from the boat.
Written 28 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jeffrey s
Milton Keynes, UK18 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2021 • Couples
If your thinking of things to do in London, and enjoy a fun packed hour, then look no further then the Thames rocket, had a funny crew member Geoff, who pointed out all the sights you can see from the river, and then the boat really does become a Rocket, as you speed up the river, and it seems really fast as you pass all the other boats on the river, would I do it again?
You bet I would
Written 27 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chambers3208
Cumbernauld, UK25 contributions
Great fun experience on the Thames
Fantastic fun seeing sites on a high speed boat. Great commentary from Rob and steering from Richard. Great music on return journey. The whole family enjoyed the experience.
Written 27 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kentish Lass
Folkestone, UK4 contributions
Wet Wild & Wicked!
What a terrific experience. I booked over the phone with a very helpful lovely young lady. We arrived to a very jolly welcome from a great team and we’re soon on our way.
Ghillian was a tour guide and he was brilliant, really made the day a great experience. My grandson was celebrating his 17th birthday and our very capable talented captain stopped and Ghillian welcomed Tower Bridge and the rest of the travellers to join in with a rendition of Happy Birthday 🎉🎼 much to the stifled joy of my teenage grandson ! 🤣🤣👏👏 He loved it really 😉! Then shortly after this the heavens really opened 😩 But full credit to our Captain and Ghillian they continued the tour Ghillian delivering all the history and in great detail and in the best humour ever. We were all in hysterics by the time we made our way back to base! Well done Captain and Ghillian you made our day. We shall definitely return hopefully on a gloriously sunny day, and fingers crossed we may enjoy the same team. Really recommend Thames Rockets 👍🏼
Written 27 July 2021
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Dino
1 contribution
Rocking the Thames!
Jul 2021 • Solo
It was a fantastic experience cruising the Thames river with Thames Rocket speed cruiser. Stacey is an amazing tour guide and Chris gave us a top of the range fun ride. Safety was top notch. I will recommend Thames rocket to anyone and I will come back for more.
Written 27 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Claire C
Claire C
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Recommended fun filled trip
Great fun filled family trip. Adults and kids (ages 14 and 9) thoroughly enjoyed it. Amy and Simon were great host
ZoeK91
ZoeK91
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Awesome!
This speed boat ride was fabulous, local information, lots of speed and great music, Geoff and Brad were an amazing
LShaw_13
LShaw_13
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Fun trip on Thames Rockets
Great trip on Thames Rocket Break the Barrier. It’s good to see London’s sights from the river whilst travelling al
GPF13
GPF13
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Northern Entertainer Rain dancing
Having been gifted the Thames rocket experience I was concerned for my wife not liking boats or speed. Then we boo
Pioneer24346473490
Pioneer24346473490
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Fun and Facts
Exciting and interesting trip down the Thames. We learnt many interesting facts before the engines let rip after To
abbydore
abbydore
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Great birthday experience
Massive shout out to Stacey and Chris such a knowledgeable, insightful, uplifting positive experience! Thumbs up fr
nickr27152021
nickr27152021
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Great sunny time on the river
Really enjoyed our trip - Geoff a fun guide with a variety of London facts and Nick put some excitement into the hi
Donie693
Donie693
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Great way to see London!
Highly recommend you do this. Great way to see London and there was nothing our crew Bill and Brad didn’t know abou
894mariab
894mariab
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Exhilarating boat trip
First proper day out since Covid. This is my third trip with Thames Rockets and yet again another wonderful exhilar
657kirstyd
657kirstyd
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Absolutely brilliant
Absolutely brilliant! The staff were welcoming and professional, our tour guide Stacey was delightful and super ent
paultC1441YG
paultC1441YG
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Exhilarating and entertaining
Can't recommend this experience high enough. You get a cabaret with your tour guide, an informative explanation of
ntate4379
ntate4379
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Excellent trip on the Thames
Thoroughly enjoyable but over all too soon. Geoff and Nick were excellent entertainment. Next time we will do the t
GillMaz
GillMaz
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Exhilarating!
Excellent trip with the Thames Rockets last week - fabulous staff overall and Bill and Brad were our crew and were
hamcbride2021
hamcbride2021
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River Ride
Loved it. Friendly fun crew mixed well with passengers. All ages had a great time. Ran to timetable.
U6310MQdavidh
U6310MQdavidh
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Loved it!
Took my 10 year old son and we both had a great time - bit of London sightseeing and history, then the speed. My bo
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