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

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Thames High-Speed Zone 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 Thames High-Speed Zone 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
Ditch the leisurely pace of traditional sightseeing cruises in favor of a high-speed RIB boat ride on the Thames River—the most exhilarating way to see London’s riverside sights. Unlike other high-speed cruises, this ride operates entirely within the “Thames High-Speed Zone,” meaning you are able to travel at super speeds for the entire experience. Plus, a small group limited to 12 means ensures you receive personalized attention from your guide.
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You'll start at
London Bridge City Pier
SE1 2QP, UKDeparture Point: London Bridge City Pier, Central London, SE1 2QP. Directions: The pier situated close to London Bridge, City Hall, Hay's Galleria, HMS Belfast and Borough Market and The Shard. Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
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  • Pass by Thames Rockets
    Pass by Thames River
    Pass by Tower Bridge
    Pass by Canary Wharf
    Pass by Cutty Sark
    Pass by Greenwich
    Pass by The Thames Barrier
You'll end at
London Bridge City Pier
SE1 2QP, UKDeparture Point: London Bridge City Pier, Central London, SE1 2QP. Directions: The pier situated close to London Bridge, City Hall, Hay's Galleria, HMS Belfast and Borough Market and The Shard. Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
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Highlights
  • Opt for an exhilarating sightseeing cruise experience on the Thames River
  • Ride without speed limits in the river's high-speed zone
  • Small group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
What to Expect
After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, make your own way to a docking point along the Thames River and receive a safety briefing from your guide. Climbing on board your rigid inflatable boat (RIB), set off along the Thames River at high velocity to a soundtrack of British rock classics. Zoom past Tower Bridge, the O2 Arena, and the Cutty Sark and reach speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph), as your skipper performs exhilarating wave jumps and sharp turns. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
London Bridge City Pier, SE1 2QP, UK
Duration
40m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • 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 15 years must be accompanied by an adult, minim age is 10 years
  • All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
  • Not 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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Jacqui B wrote a review Aug 11
Carshalton, United Kingdom70 contributions27 helpful votes
Arrived at London Bridge city pier and was met by Bill who was really friendly, funny and knowledgable . He got us all rigged up in our life belts took us to the boat driven by Simon and away we went. It was absolutely great. Can't wait to do another high speed trip
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Claire Inman wrote a review Aug 10
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We did a ride with family visiting from the North, 8 of us in total. It was an amazing way to see the sights and hear some fascinating facts, (that even the teenagers were impressed with/remembered and are still talking about!) have some fun and make some memories. It was a
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Campbell M wrote a review Aug 9
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Did the ultimate 50 min ride, which was great first time trip with Thames Rockets, to be honest found it too short, as the speed part was brilliant fun, the bouncing over the wake of other vessels was great fun, a definite buzz, could have done a lot longer and further, The
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Date of experience: August 2020
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T G wrote a review Aug 8
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Had a brilliant time. The guide Geoff and our driver Richard were excellent, they even went back for my daughter’s cap! And successfully fished it out of the Thames, she was very happy! Thanks guys.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Maxime Messenger wrote a review Aug 1
Canterbury, United Kingdom1 contribution
Amazing experience with amazing hosts(Rory and Simon). Definitely recommend this activity. They tried to make it even better and get you the best experience possible with a great banterous tour.
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TokyoJo1
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Perfect for blowing away lockdown cobwebs!
Having done this trip before I knew we'd have a fun and enjoyable hour - every host is knowledgable and funny, and
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PatCa2020
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Break the Barrier Trip
Loved being on the river in the heat and travelling at speed. Simon was an excellent pilot and Bill an excellent g
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aasheeshbailoor
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Fun ride
We had a fun ride up and down the Thames to celebrate family birthdays. The commentary was fun and the music choice
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TotalTraveller25
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Thames Rocket Ultimate London Experience
Fantastic trip for our twin's 16th birthday. Safety and Covid procedures very good and well explained. Saw some of
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Kathryn5247
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Amazing!
Went on the 8th August. Geoff and Richard were great- very charismatic and friendly. The actual boat ride was amazi
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Escape574484
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Rollercoaster on water
Took kids 6&9 for sightseeing trip to London, they loved the thrill when the boat picked up speed. Great tour guide
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James M
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Awesome experience
Fantastic tour of the Thames with some buckets of exhilaration thrown in. I highly recommend this experience
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rachealgt
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A great experience & fun for all
Highly recommend this company, the staff could not have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. Bill was very en
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Curious564450
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Rocket on the Thames
Great fun! After a safety briefing and introductions we started off with our guide giving interesting facts on arc
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mailthewrights
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Fantastic experience
It was a great afternoon out with the family. The staff on board were full of knowledge/friendly and funny. We wou
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raficke2016
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Great Fun
Went on the premium 80 minute rib experience on the 1/8 with my brother. Used a voucher from Christmas and the book
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vivien189
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Fantastic
Thank you Rory and Nick. Our 80 min tour was fun and informative. Our teenagers loved it too. A memorable day on ou
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zoe r
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Great Experience
excellent trip, great fun with my 12 year old son who enjoyed every minute. Once you pass Tower Bridge there are n
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Ameliagracey
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Loved it!
Friday night on the river with Mike and Stacey. We loved it definitely worth a visit will be returning with the kid
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Shane L
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Great activity
Both fun and informative. Stacey as tour guide really brought the history of the Thames to life with her insight an
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Key Details
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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