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

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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
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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
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.
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 +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Expert guide
  • Lifejacket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
50m
Departure details
  • London Eye Waterloo Pier, London SE1 7PB, UK The London Eye 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.
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
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Expert guide
  • Lifejacket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • London Eye Waterloo Pier, London SE1 7PB, UK The London Eye 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    London Eye Waterloo Pier
    London SE1 7PB, UK
    The London Eye 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.
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  • 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 return to the starting point
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Bluestone
Ravenshead, UK15 contributions
Best trip in London!
What an excellent trip - we went on the 50 minute ride with Simon and Max and had an absolutely brilliant time! The tour part of the ride was great - I learned loads of things about London and Max was a brilliant, funny host. Then when we passed the police station and the speed limit changed - well what a ride!! I’d recommend this trip to anyone and everyone…. AMAZING!!
Written 6 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nicki F
Hertfordshire, UK2 contributions
Fantastic Time
Dec 2021 • Friends
Absolutely brilliant experience have never laughed and smiled so much. Brad and Joey, our crew guys were fantastic, they made the experience even more special.
Loved every minute of it. Thank you.
Written 6 December 2021
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Jo H
2 contributions
Thrilling
Dec 2021
Brilliant what a laugh and genuinely thrilling Joey and Chris were fab thankyou. Loved all the fun facts about London will be back!
Written 6 December 2021
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Vacationer210842
2 contributions
Rocket Man Geoff!
Dec 2021 • Couples
Punting on the Thames this is not! A fantastic rocket ride packed with knowledge and humour. With more twists and turns than a half cut Ronaldo this is for the brave only. Five stars all the way!
Love from Team Scotland
Written 5 December 2021
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ChopsandBoo
Great Malvern, UK13 contributions
Great fun!
We absolutely loved it! A very entertaining and informative tour. Nick and Ross were fantastic and we can't recommend it enough! A brilliant birthday treat!
Written 5 December 2021
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StAlbansEngland
England3 contributions
Amazing experience!
Dec 2021 • Friends
Absolutely amazing experience! Really well organised, lovely staff on and off the boat and a chance to see London in a really different way. Our crew Chris and Joey were lovely - great commentary and facts along the way. We had a brilliant time - thank you!
Written 5 December 2021
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Katy
1 contribution
Amazing trip!!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Fantastic morning on Thames Rockets, the 2 crew made it a really enjoyable experience! (Thank you Joey & Brad). We weren’t sure what to expect with it being November but even though it was freezing cold it was fantastic! Would definitely recommend!
Written 30 November 2021
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Tracey T
Aberdeen, UK12 contributions
AMAZING EXPERIENCE :) must do in LONDON
Nov 2021 • Family
Wasn’t sure what to expect in November but we had an amazing trip on the Thames - chilly 🥶 but thank goodness the sun was out. Ross added to the experience making it fun and Brad the pilots driving made it exciting - loved the speed and the music - when visiting London this attraction is a must do!
Written 30 November 2021
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linda070656
Ware, UK35 contributions
Great experience
Nov 2021 • Friends
Fantastic time, definitely recommend the best crew Brad and Joey 👏🏻👏🏻 Chilly afternoon but fun .
Written 28 November 2021
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Neumoegeni
Warwickshire, UK5 contributions
Awesome experience even on cold wet days!
Nov 2021 • Couples
It was cold, wet with sleet stinging our faces at high speed but we didn't care!! We didn't want a boring history of London sightseeing trip pointing out everything everywhere into every second that honestly we would never remember. The combination of Bills light hearted and entertaining random factoids about what we were seeing on the way to the high speed area of the river followed by Nick's expert powerboat handling skills were a perfect balance. At no point even during the high speed turns did we feel unsafe or even slightly uncomfortable. From start to finish all the staff (including the shore staff who should also be acknowledged) were smiley, welcoming and seemed genuinely happy to be there to help even though they were probably shivering to their bones in the cold rain and wind! Will definately come again to try it without the icy facial. PS the added 'raindrops keep falling on my head' added to the fab playlist was genius!
Written 27 November 2021
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Kornish
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Very good, better than expected.
Second trip this year, a lot colder but all still enjoyed it. Thinkmwe’ll wait until warmer weather before going ag
claudiawI9822DE
claudiawI9822DE
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Best boat ride in England!
Wow! Absolutely incredible!!! Not only do you see London in all its glory, but the treatment by Thames Rockets as
melissabD8788UA
melissabD8788UA
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Thames Rocket
This was absolutely brilliant. Very well organised, felt very safe and had such a blast. Would thoroughly recommend
Julia19828
Julia19828
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Thrilling fun and different.
Fantastic trip. From the moment we arrived the staff were great fun, witty and safety focused. The trip was thril
Wjh7019
Wjh7019
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What a blast!!!
A fantastic experience, haven’t had as much fun in a long time. The guide Maximilian was brilliant along with capta
StephenWhiles
StephenWhiles
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Great Fun
We had a brilliant experience on the Thames Rocket. Tour guide Stacey was great and very funny. Would highley recom
Paul M
Paul M
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A great way to spend an hour
A great experience with a few London facts thrown in as well. The ride starts of with a gentle trip along the Thame
2innesm
2innesm
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AMAZING!!!
What a great adrenaline rush! This Thames mini tour was fun packed with plenty of interesting facts about London, g
Neil B
Neil B
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EXCELLENT
Excellent 18th Birthday celebration activity for our son and family. Exhilarating, great fun and very professional.
Pippsysechi
Pippsysechi
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Brilliant 40th Birthday fun
I wanted to surprise my friend with something fun for her 40th birthday and this did not disappoint. We absolutely
RAHULP2343
RAHULP2343
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Superb experience
The nearly 1 hour speed boat ride was really a superb experience. The staff were really very friendly and helped us
mariamitchell2021
mariamitchell2021
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Rocket boat
For anyone wanting to do something fun, exhilarating, and learn some interesting facts about Thames then this is su
STEVE H
STEVE H
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Awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Must do while in London
50 minutes of Fun on the Thames . We have done many sight seeing trips on the Thames in the past but this one beats
campbellg5
campbellg5
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Amazing!
Fun, fast experience with a bit of history thrown in. Totally worth the money and excellent staff who look after yo
alieashort
alieashort
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Fun, fast trip. Highly recommend
I bought this trip for myself and my 27 year old son. He said he wouldn’t have chosen this trip himself but at the
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