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“Great way to see London and have a huge smile on your face”
Review of Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets
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$61.47*
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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
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$58.64*
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Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise in London
Ranked #1 of 211 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 February 19, 2013 via mobile

Great experience and much better than expected. Ginger mike made the history come alive then the boat does. Would have been better if had some commentary on return journey though. Seriously recommend it.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I would have wanted more speed and action. Otherwise the guide was awsome, good facts and funny :-)

The driver handled the boat very good. So you are in safe hands and very nive girl on land.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Our second time. This is the best fun on the river. Our guide, Ginger Mike, was very entertaining and knew his London. The fast and wet stuff beyond Tower Bridge is the best fun and is something our 6 year old loved. We'll definitely book again next time we are in London.

Thank 911Jules
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Was taken as a surprise by a mate....trundled down to Embankment and was sort of happy(ish) as presumed it was going to be one of those large boat tours where you cant understand a word of the commentary and its all a bit lame......then suddenly....POW!....Its a speedboat...you get a life jacket....you get a bright yellow jacket thing.....you get the James Bond Theme....YOU GET THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!....AND.....the commentary from the bloke on the boat was brilliant!!....dont even think about this one.....if your looking for a fun way to see the city and half a great memory of your time in our illustrious capital.....do it!!

2  Thank Teddie101
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I booked this experience for a first date and I have to say I was not disappointment, nor way my date. The experience was like 3 in 1, with a high octane race down the Thames to Canary Wharf, a historical tour, and a stand-up comedian.For the comedic factor alone it's worth going on! I will be taking my 6 year old son on this and have already recommended this to friends. License to Thrill was the experience I went on. I booked online for a Saturday, and just turned up 15 mins early without any queuing! Had so much fun! You'll see London from a new perspective, and I thought it was reasonably priced.

Thank LondonKungFuPanda
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