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Review of Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets
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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 November 7, 2012

So i went on one afternoon and it was raining, Was dreading the combination of rain and being on the river. However the the Skipper and Guide both named Tom made the experience fun and adventurous. Plus when we went fast the bond music came and the whole experience even better. As a Londoner I thought I knew it all, but learnt lots of interesting facts!

Thank Sanj P
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

A fantastic experience in a brillant power boat. Starts off with a very lively, nay high energy, and informative guided cruise delivered by the very excellent Ginger Mike who leaps about the boat from Parliament to Tower Bridge.

Then the Captain opens up the two outboard engines to Warp Factor 10 and with Bond theme playing we power down the river to Canary Wharf where arc around back to Tower Bridge. Ginger Mike then cuts with more info back to the start.

A terrific mixture of a river guide and power boat thrill. Well worth the money.

Peter Johnson
16.00hrs Sunday 28th October 2012.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I live in London and didn't know half the things I found out on the RIB trip. Amy and Phil were our guides - funny, interesting and exactly the right amount of info and excitement. I can't recommend this enough - great way to see the riverside sights of London. then when the speed limit stops being enforced the fun really starts

you'll be provided with a coat but take gloves! my photo taking hand has only just defrosted

I'll make this a regular thing now for visiting friends and customers (although might take them when the weathers warmer). Unmissable for first timers and londoners alike

Thank GayleUK
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

what a trip. my son, who is only 7 seven had a great time and can't stop telling everybody all he heard. ginger mike kept us entertained when the boat was going at a sane speed

yes it is fast and a great way to get your bearings in London

Thank Liqalo
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Booked this trip prior to visiting London over the half term Holiday , having read the reviews it looked different from all the other river trips.
Arrived at the pier and we were all kitted out with warm coats and life jackets before we boarded the Rib ,we were lucky the sun was out but would suggest you wrap up warm.
This has got to be the best way of seeing the sights of London from the river , with speed and extremely humorous commentary from our tour guide Alex on the Rib ..
Would recommend to all,there can't be a better trip in London than this ,it ticked all the boxes .
When visiting London again would be tempted to do again

Thank Tim S
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