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“Oh, I love a boat ride!”
Review of Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets
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$59.88*
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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
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Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise in London
Ranked #1 of 204 Outdoor Activities in London
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The original, fastest and most exhilarating sightseeing speedboats on the river Thames today. Thames Rockets set sail in 2006 offering these unique sightseeing adventures to the public for the very first time. More experience, more style and more returning passengers year on year. Slice through London at 30 knots as the Thames is eaten up by 630hp of engine power. Zoom under the capital’s famous bridges and marvel at London’s landmarks from your exclusive vantage point. Our award winning comedian tour guides ensure sparkling highbrow banter as you 'pull G' past the House of Parliament before holding on tight for an exhilarating trip to Canary Wharf and back mission accomplished on this exhilarating Thames speedboat trip. This experience departs hourly from the world famous "London Eye" Pier, 7 days a week, throughout the year. Perfect for birthday celebrations, unique dates, reunions, family outings, groups of friends, staff gatherings, hen & stag do's, corporate entertaining, team building, engagements, school outings and more.Suitable for all ages 1 to 101! Toddlers and grandma alike willl love this speedy experience. This ultimate sightseeing adventure is great whatever the weather, wet weather kit provided for all ages and sizes."Five star" rating from London's Timeout Magazine, awarded a "Gold Tourist Attraction" in first year of sailing.
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

What a ride! Enormous fun and it was amazing to see London from the river. Once we'd cleared Tower Bridge we took off! Enough speed and twists and turns to keep the thrills coming but without feeling unsafe. Complete with James Bond music and my favourite Queen track, Don't Stop Me Now... and yes we were having a good time! Tom was the pair of safe hands in the driver's seat and our guide Alex kept us relaxed, entertained, informed and laughing, with interesting stories of the buildings and landmarks we passed on the gentler stretches of the trip. A joy from start to finish and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Thank Xonabyte
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Excellent, fun, great value for money experience. We did not stop laughing from when we got on board and were greeted by Alex, until we got off an hour later. There were 11 of us on board and we all want to come back again because it really is so much fun. Alex was a great tour guide, funny and entertaining. You just have to go on this trip. If you do nothing else in London, go on this trip.

Thank Rita R
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Yesterday we took a trip up to London to the Rib experience. It was really great fun for the whole family. Extremely well organised from start to finish. We had Alex who was a fantastic guide and very informative. Tom was the driver and took good care of us adding music to the already fun trip. Totally recommend to all of the family, thanks guys!

Thank Mandy67
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Wrap up warm if you do this in the winter, as we did! It was a birthday treat for my husbands birthday in November so we didn't expect it to be toasty warm but......!

It happened to be gale force winds and freezing temps but we girded our loins and stuck on unflattering (but very necessary) life jackets and took our seats in the speed boat.

Wow! The trip was exhilarating as well as exciting. We went zipping along the Thames with spray in our faces (which incidentally partially froze on our faces!). We held on tight as we saw tons of Londons waterfront sights and listened to the entertaining commentary.

We went out just before dusk but returned as it turned dark. Magical! All the buildings were lit up as were the bridges; London bridge looked stunning all illuminated as we skimmed underneath skipping over the choppy waters. James Bond (or David Beckham) weren't the only ones to enjoy this experience! The sight of London bridge like this made the experience for us.

Even though we were frozen, we LOVED this and I would recommend it to others.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

The best way to see the Thames. We were a party of 12 so we had the full boat. Our guide James was great and steve who was driving the boat was excellent We were celebrating a friends birthday so asked to go for speed which was class. We hit some great waves and had a great time singing along to the music they were playing especially the baywatch and James bond theme tunes. Would definitely recommend this trip.

Thank Shelley R
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