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

Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise in London

Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise in London
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Tour snapshot
Opt for an exhilarating sightseeing cruise experience on the Thames River
Duration:
40m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    40m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • 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.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • 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
  • 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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Call the number below and use the product code: 6918BTB
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Guide
  • Lifejacket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
40m
Departure details
  • Bankside Pier, Bankside, London SE1, UK Departure Point: Bankside Pier, Central London, SE1 9DT Directions: The pier is situated close to Southwark Bridge on the south side of the river. Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult, minimum 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Guide
  • Lifejacket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Bankside Pier, Bankside, London SE1, UK Departure Point: Bankside Pier, Central London, SE1 9DT Directions: The pier is situated close to Southwark Bridge on the south side of the river. Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
Duration
40m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult, minimum 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 22, 2020
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).
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bankside Pier
    Bankside, London SE1, UK
    Departure Point: Bankside Pier, Central London, SE1 9DT Directions: The pier is situated close to Southwark Bridge on the south side of the river. Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Thames Rockets
    Thames River
    Tower Bridge
    Canary Wharf
    Cutty Sark
    Greenwich
    The Thames Barrier Information Centre
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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William L
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
A thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish. Typically I lost my booking voucher so had to call up this morning (the day of the trip). This was easily e-mailed over straight away by a friendly member of staff who also gave me further information about where to meet for the launch.
Upon arrival we were greeted by a brilliant member of staff as we awaited the return of the rocket. As we prepared to enter the boat we met Geoff who took us through all the boring stuff but in a manner of great enthusiasm (Life jackets, how to board etc).
The experience on the boat was 5* from start to finish. Geoff's ability to engage and entertain the boat was brilliant and had all the boat laughing from start to finish. Combined with Nick's high speed driving and some absolute belta tunes cranked up it was a really fun experience. We had ages from 11-63 and everyone had a great time. Geoff had clearly taken time to learn my son's name prior to the trip which was a classy touch of customer service. We all enjoyed singing happy birthday to Fin who was 18 and with the other family on the boat (Happy birthday!). As well as the excitement we were also given strong historical stories of the landmarks along the way. The roof of the 02, the Thames barrier, urinating in pots and the bus driver on London Bridge were all new stories to our ears.

We received the experience as a pre covid Xmas present and our expectations were far exceeded. We will return again in the future as well as strongly recommend this experience. Below would be 3 take aways

It's lively, it's high speed, it's a speed boat

Well done 👍 ✅
Written May 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

996cherryp
Scotland7 contributions
The best start to a day in London, we loved this experience and our Captain John and tour guide Bill were exceptional. Bill was very engaging and great fun the tour was brilliant and then when the music came on we got to see John’s skills. Thanks for an amazing trip. We’d definitely recommend, you see lots on either side of the Thames and it’s really good fun.
Written April 7, 2022
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Kat C
London, UK95 contributions
Absolutely brilliant trip! My sister and nephew (aged 12) came to stay for the weekend and he chose this and the Tower of London. We had a Saturday morning trip - the Ultimate London Adventure. We were met by a lovely lady on the pier who kitted us out with life jackets and checked us on to the rib, where we were greeted by Geoff and Brad. Geoff the tour guide was brilliant- really funny and spent time chatting it everyone and getting to know us all. There were 12 in total on the boat which was perfect. We went quite a long way out east with a commentary on all the sites and some really interesting and quirky facts. Having lived in London for 30 years I didn’t think there would be much new to me but I was wrong ! Once we reached a certain point, they put on the music and Brad (driver) ripped through the water at high speed. It was fantastic! So much fun. I thought this would be a trip really aimed at my nephew but me, my husband and my sister all loved it too! Would definitely do it again. Really great trip with lovely people running it. Highly recommended. Incidentally, afterwards we worked slowly down the South Bank towards London Bridge towards the Tower and we went passed all of the sites we saw on the boat which made the walk far more interesting for a 12 year old!
Recommend you take warm jacket and hold on tight to your phone, but you’ll get some great pics of London too!
Written November 14, 2021
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Annie P
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
This is a FANTASTIC journey down The Thames. I was brought up in Central London and often went on The Thames but NEVER had such an exciting, professional and well constructed trip. Well done Joey and Rod it is a first class experience for Adults as well as children. The price is very fair considering the length of the experience and the various parts that included spectacular twists and turns at speed and on the way back interesting historical details about the sights.
Written August 28, 2021
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Paul G
Shrivenham, UK3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Great trip out on the Thames Rocket with our family which consists of 1 guy 1 women plus 2 kids age 11 (girl) 13 (boy)
What a great experience, the boat trip was awesome with just the right amount of fun and also some great knowledge on the cruise back after we had an exhilarating blast on the Thames.
Joey and Nick were our guides and driver amd they were spot on, to be honest every one who worked there was great.
We were early and waited in the undercover waiting area with snack machines which were quite reasonably priced considering we were in the middle of London. One of the guys asked us when we were departing, we told him and he checked back on us 10 minutes later to make sure we were okay, truly wonderful and completely unexpected.
All the crew here were very happy and eager to help at every given opportunity.
Great experience made even better by the outstanding customer service provided by everyone involved, thank you 😊
Written February 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adrian S
1 contribution
Mar 2022
From meeting the team at Thames Rockets and getting kitted out with life-jacket, to disembarking 80 minutes later, it was a fantastic experience. On the rib ride we were hosted by John, Mike, and Bill. Starting from the London Eye Pier Bill kept us humorously entertained with interesting facts about places we were passing on the way to Tower Bridge. There the throttle was fully opened to take us on an exhilarating ride to the Thames Barrier before turning around to repeat the thrills once more!
Written March 14, 2022
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mike p
2 contributions
Jul 2021
Amazing Family Fun from the team who ran our boat Geoff and Nick, Nick was a fantastic driver with lots of thrills but always feeling really safe. Geoff was our guide and host, Really felt like he wanted to be on the journey with us , really great experience even if we lost a cap (only so many times you can tell a child :) Would highly recommend this experience. Literally hats off to the team especially Geoff
Written July 21, 2021
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pcuff1980
Bletchley, UK54 contributions
We were on the 80min experience last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend. The 80min tour had the best of both worlds as it included the speed boat element as well as the tour of the sights. The tour guide was very knowledgable and also good fun and we should also thank the driver too for his skills. If you have the chance to do this you won’t be disappointed.
Written September 18, 2020
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Laura S
Wakefield, UK5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
This trip was such fantastic fun!!! I can't wait to go back and take more family and friends. Brad, the driver, was super skilled in weaving the boat through the waves to give us the most adrenalin-fuelled experience possible! And Geoff, the tour guide, made us all laugh a lot, he knew his stuff and delivered it with humour, plus took some great photos on our phones for us to remember it by. Really fab job boys, I can't wait to see you again!
Written November 6, 2021
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LisaCookie
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Great fun & big thrills! Very well organised & good safety guide before boarding & at start of journey. Everyone’s wearing life jackets. The ride starts with Bill who is funny & quick with lively & entertaining banter whilst also talking about buildings & sites en route with historical points of interest too. Then the real fun starts, the boat speeds up & gives you a very exciting, thrilling & slightly scary, bumpy ride, veering towards the river banks & sharp turns, Almost making you think you might fall out! Brad was a fantastic driver & we enjoyed the whole experience as a family, whilst celebrating my sons 14th bday & eldest sons GCSE Results. Thanks to Bill & Brad!
Written August 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Brilliant Rocket Boat Trip
A superb trip along the Thames despite poor weather! We had Adam as driver/skipper of the boat and Jazz as the “Tou
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Experiencing London from a different perspective.
The speed boat tour on the Thames River was great, loved every second of it! The two guides were hilarious, especi
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Sunday on the Thames
Went on Sunday 15th May. Absolutely fantastic trip. Went so much faster than we thought. Great atmosphere. Jazz was
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10/10 experience
The BEST speedboat experience I have ever done! Adam and Jaz we’re both fantastic. Great high speed thrill full of
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Did someone say Pirate?
Excellent activity, far exceed expectations. Obviously helped by the fact that we had a blue skies, sunny day. But
Angela A
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Brilliant experience
Not something I would have thought of doing initially but so glad I did, it was so much fun and a great way to see
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Fantastic trip!!
We wanted to make our day extra special and Phil and Jazz certainly did that! We had the most thrilling ride with a
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Thames Rocket was a BLAST 🚀
Brilliant. That’s all that needs to be said about this experience! The staff are extremely friendly and not only do
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Thames Rocket
Amazing experience - exhilarating! A charming man, I think his name was Jodey, was a superb host with such interest
Salman A
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Great Fun Experience!
We had a great fun experience, thanks to Geff and Brat who made it a memorable trip! Definitely recommended!
Janet R
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Excitement and History all rolled into one!!
A trip on the Thames Rocket is a must for all visitors coming to London. Our guide, Ross was so informative and fun
Jacqui H
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Brilliant!!
Absolutely amazing - the weather was perfect which of course helped but the crew were so friendly - really made us
Emma M
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Best day of our 6 year olds life....!
Our kids aged 6 - 11 loved the experience. As did we....! It was a perfect balance of sightseeing and adrenaline. W
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Amazing unforgettable experience
Me and my partner went on the boat for the first time and we enjoyed every single second of it. It was such an unfo
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AMAZING!
Absolutely loved my boat ride it was really fast and thrilling! Amazing and highly recommend it’s not like the usua
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