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

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
London Eye Pier
South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UKThe 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
    Pass by Thames River
    Pass by Houses of Parliament
    Pass by Big Ben
    Pass by St. Paul's Cathedral
    Pass by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Pass by 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
    Pass by The View from The Shard
    Pass by Tower of London
    Pass by Tower Bridge
    Pass by Canary Wharf
You'll end at
London Eye Pier
South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UKThe 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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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
London Eye Pier, South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
Duration
50m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Expert guide
  • Use of a lifejacket and waterproof gear
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pregnant women are not permitted
  • It is advised not to participate if you have a history of or have any current back problems
  • Minimum age is 6 months
  • All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Kate N wrote a review 18 May
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Excellent and funny team and speed boat tour. Had a brilliant time. Will be booking another trip for sure. We all enjoyed the day. Thoroughly recommend this company and speedboat trip.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Claire F wrote a review 18 May
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We had an amazing time onboard the Thames Rocket - my 7 year old absolutely loved it especially when we went full throttle down the Thames listening to the theme from Baywatch!! Unique views of the city and great commentary from our host. Absolutely recommend it, a great family
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reney N wrote a review 18 May
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Absolutely great time on the boat with mates before a night out. Got some sites in great humour from the guide and some amazing times had. Can’t wait for normality to get back on these boats 👍
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ames wrote a review 9 May
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Couldn't rate this experience higher, from purchasing tickets to stepping off the boat at the end of the trip. The customer service is brilliant, the guide and skipper were fun and interactive and the boats were in great condition. I can't wait to go back once all of this is
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Taryn M wrote a review 6 May
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I had the pleasure of going on a Thames Rockets trip back in February. Despite the miserable weather, the enthusiasm of our guide, Bill, and the expertise of our Skipper, Richard, more than made up for it! Both factual and thrilling, it ticked all the boxes and I cannot
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LesleyJohnson121
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Fantastic experience!
I bought this as a Christmas present for my three sons in their 20s and their girlfriends. The hosts were entertain
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ccorris
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007 meets Baywatch
Awesome fun for old and young. Been a few times now - even in a monsoon downpour of a British summer day. Stayed dr
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Passport620190
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Brilliant unique experience
Wonderful, thrilling and exciting alternative to sightseeing around London, taking in key landmarks in a fun and di
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TIZ2007
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Amazing!
Enjoyed all the ride but the best was at maximum speed and when tilted until we touched the water. Great!
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winrogers456
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Exhilarating
Absolutely fabulous. Guides are very knowledgeable and witty in their commentary and when the craft passes the poli
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ccanavan816
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Hold On Tight.......
Fantastic experience! Very energetic and entertaining. Our second visit and hopefully another this summer, if we ar
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PatCash70
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Thames Rockets what great fun
What a fantastic 70th birthday treat from my friends. Was very dubious at first as i don’t normally like the ferry
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JodieC08
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Brilliant experience
Had a fantastic time with friends and will definitely be back to do this again. The staff were extremely friendly a
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Scotttya28
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Had a great time going up and down the Thames in style
Had a great experience going up and down the Thames seeing the sights of london as the sun went down. The crew was
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CharlieSells
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Excellent trip!!
Went on the trip with my dad in March, had a great time on the boat. Guide was amazing and speed section thrilling,
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RovingCivilEngineer
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Go for the trip to the barrier if you can.
We booked the most commonly sold trip - 'The Ultimate London' 50 minute trip. It was good, but after doing it, it
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UmaCarrie
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Simply the best way to see London
Thames Rocket late trip back in January was awesome. It just simply the best way to see London sights but with a tw
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O9980WAkathyf
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Great fun!
Went on the rocket as part of a hen do day out. It was such fun and quite a thrill! All of us really enjoyed it and
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nattalie472hotmail
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Thames Rocket!
So I went on the “rocket” from Greenwich along the Thames for my fiends hendo. It was absolutely amazing!! The team
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jessicabY4443LB
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Birthday trip down the River Thames!
Me and my boyfriend had a great trip with Thames Rockets on the River Thames! A fun boat trip with twists and turns
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