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Review of Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets
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$61.34*
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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
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$58.52*
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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 May 2, 2013

My wife and I had a great time on the Thames."Ginger Mike" was a great host and the music helped create a good atmosphere as we sped up and down the river.The weather was a bit chilly so everyone was kitted out with a warm jacket and life jacket by a very friendly young lady prior to the ride.We would certainly recommend this to all our friends and family.

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We took the Thames Barrier trip, which we would certainly recommend as you get a longer trip on the fast part of the river. We had a great time with Steve as our guide providing us with all sorts of funny details. Beware though that if you are thinking of sitting in the back so to have a less bumpy ride, the people in the back of our boat really got soaking wet. They do provide you with extra jackets, but nothing to cover your legs.

Thank Charry
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Took a 50 minute trip with London RIB Voyages last week to celebrate my wife’s birthday – what a great experience!

The crew were excellent with an entertaining commentary from Tom and some amazing piloting by the skipper referred to as “Dad.”

The trip mixes a slower speed section in which lots of London landmarks can be viewed with humorous and informative dialogue from Tom, with the high speed twists, turns and jumps once out of the speed limit section! There was even time for the passengers to sing ‘happy birthday’ to my wife under Tower Bridge!

All in all a fun experience which we would happily repeat and recommend to anyone.

Thank andrewkeer
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

I bought the trip for hubby's birthday trip to London really thinking I'd go along for the ride but 'wasn't my thing' - I was wrong! I absolutely loved it! Ginger Mike was really knowledgable and speeding along to music was just great fund - I'd recommend it to anyone visiting London.

Thank Claire B
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

went on the trip with friends (it was for her birthday).the guide,welsh Steve was very good informative but lighthearted as well and the faster part of the trip was excellent too.An ideal way to see London.Highly recommended

Thank Tony M
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