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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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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).
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    London Eye Pier
    South Bank, 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.
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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 end at
    London Eye Pier
    South Bank, 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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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
  • Lifejacket
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, 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lisa C wrote a review Oct 26
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Brilliant experience the kids loved it . had a fantastic experience with my family on this ride today. Thanks to Geoff for entertaining us,the best time out we've had since lockdown began.highly recommend this trip.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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brittdav wrote a review Oct 25
Cambridge, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
What a great experience. Craig was a great tour guide and gave an funny review of the history of the buildings along the river. When the speed kicked in - Roddy the driver gave us a white knuckle experience that our family will remember for a long time. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Fi P wrote a review Oct 25
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Just had a fantastic experience with my family on this ride today. Thanks to Geoff and Richard for entertaining us, informing us and giving us the best time out we've had since lockdown began. Exhilarating! We'd highly recommend this trip.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Freddie H wrote a review Oct 23
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Bill was WORLD class! Skipper Adam got us around at high speed and in a very safe manner. Would recommend for anyone looking for an exhilarating time on the river. Thank you!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Toby wrote a review Oct 20
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Great fun, great knowledge from the the host. You won't get a more exhilarating fun experience down the Thames than this. Really worth the money 10/10
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ultimate Adventure
Very enjoyable hour spent on the Thames in the capable hands of Andy The guide Bill was very friendly and informati
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emilybongiorno123
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Amazing
Bill and Nick were the crew on our experience today and it was the best experience ever! They are both great and it
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"Graham & Sue - 2nd Trip on Thames Rockets"
This is the 2nd time that we have done the Thames Rockets and it gets better each time , Our guide Max was great wi
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Tracey M
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Fun experience
Excellent trip for our Grandson Rockys birthday who thoroughly enjoyed it. Can highly recommend👌Jeff and Richard
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Speed Boat on the Thames
I would like to thank the brilliant team for a great trip. Angela in the booking office was very friendly and help
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G9930KQjonc
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Great experience
Craig and Adam provided us with an entertaining and enjoyable 1 hour trip along the Thames from London Bridge out t
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So much fun!!
Me and my boyfriend visited yesterday and had the best time! Geoff & Nick were both great, providing interesting f
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Simon H
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Awesome fun family experience!
We (2 adults and 2 small boys) had a great time on the Thames Rockets Ultimate London Adventure cruise! Our crew -
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kerrysA6805EN
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The lights of London
We had the most amazing time doing this last night! Bill and Richard were highly entertaining and made the trip a t
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281TanyaG
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Great fun
Crew were really funny, my teens and I loved it, brilliant music, Great thrill. Would do it again. Thanks!
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Wow!!
We loved our trip on the Thames Rocket today. In difficult times, this is an example of why Brits should visit, and
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tjh44_cam
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Really very fast
Fantastic, fun, funny, and really very fast. Craig and Roddy were great hosts. The boat faster than we expected, an
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rks271
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Thrilling experience !
We went during the sunset and it was the most amazing experience. We were hosted by Bill and Adam and they were bri
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Sands-2909
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Superb!!! Thank you Craig and Roddy.
A massive big thank you to Craig and Roddy! A very informative and hilarious tour of London from the river Thames,
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DelhiMomLondon
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Amazing, Thrilling and Serene at the same time!
We had an absolute amazing time, Stacey & Adam were great hosts and made the whole journey exciting. A combination
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  • Duration: 50m
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