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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
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Overview

Let your adrenaline levels go through the roof during a white-knuckle ride on the Thames River. Climb aboard a modern RIB (rigid-inflatable-boat) and satisfy an appetite for adventure as you soar past iconic landmarks like Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the London Eye. Enrich your knowledge of English history as you listen to illuminating onboard commentary, and experience the exhilaration of super-fast speeds up to 35 miles (56 km). Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
  • Glide past premier sights such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in a modern RIB
  • Listen to your guide’s entertaining commentary and iconic British songs as you cruise
  • Choose the departure time most suited to your schedule
  • Numbers limited to 12 people, ensuring a small-group experience
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London Eye Waterloo Pier , London SE1 7PB, UK

The London Eye Pier is located directly underneath the London Eye, the ‘Boat ticket sales and entrance’ is on the right hand-side. Please do not queue at the ticket office as you have already pre-booked tickets, head straight down onto the floating pontoon towards Boarding Gate One.

This activity will end right where it started.
Select a start time convenient to you and then make your own way to the London Eye Pier in central London. Greet your expert guide and skipper, don a waterproof lifejacket and listen to a short safety briefing before stepping on board your modern RIB. 

Feel your excitement heighten as the boat’s engine roars into life and propels you toward iconic London landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Gaze at the sharp spire of the Shard as you reach speeds of up to 35 miles (56 km) per hour.

Listen to fascinating commentary during slower periods of sailing and glide under the monumental Tower Bridge as your skipper yanks back the throttle and accelerates to high-velocity speeds. Gasp as your skipper performs break-neck turns and wave jumps, and then catch your breath during a brief interlude at Canary Wharf. 

Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to the boat’s original departure point and capture photographs of legendary sites during the return sail.
Itinerary
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Thames Rockets
Step on board at the world famous London Eye Pier and get ready for an adventure like no other!
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Thames River
Take to the river 21st century style - with just 12 passengers on board this is an up close and personal experience form start to finish.
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Houses of Parliament
Your on board guide will be your ally on this great adventure regaling you with tales of London's history.
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Big Ben
See the sights from the comfort of a small group tour on a high spec vehicle!
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St. Paul's Cathedral
Our vessels are small and manoeuvrable meaning you will get closer than on any other boat tour.
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
See the world famous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre as you sail along the iconic river.
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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
Spot famous landmarks around the city whilst on-board and don't forget to capture some great photos.
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The View from The Shard
See the tallest building in London and hold on tight before you blast up to 30 knots.
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Tower of London
Whoop and cheer as you bounce across the wake. This is sightseeing like no other!
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Tower Bridge
Our comic guides will share some interesting facts with you whilst you sail past many famous landmarks.
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Canary Wharf
Zoom up to 30 knots (35mph) around Canary Wharf and the Docklands.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult, minimum age is 6 months
  • All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Thames Rockets
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London.

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  • "You won’t get wet btw just be prepared for lots of wind!" See review
  • "Well worth it, wrap up though as it gets a bit chilly when the rocket gets going !!" See review

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star-5
Speed boat on the Thames
Sujnani_A
, Aug 2022
Fun way of experiencing some London landmarks and a few thrills alongside. Max was an excellent guide
star-5
Don't miss out!!!
keri_b
, Aug 2022
Max and Simon are the best! They gave us a tour that we will never forget. Thrilling, humorous and educational is the only way I can sum it up. If you aren't faint of heart, I wholly recommend!!!
star-5
Excellent experience
Lesley_B
, Aug 2022
The experience was fun & exciting. Stacey was our tour guide, she was lovely and funny. The experience was well organised from start to finish . Definitely would recommend 👌
star-5
The team made the ride...
Wes_L
, Aug 2022
The team made the ride exceptional! You went fast and learned a tremendous amount about the Thames. I loved the color commentary and focus on keeping everyone safe while pushing the limits on fun!
star-5
Fun in the UK
John_A
, Aug 2022
This was a wonderful, breathtaking experience. I loved it. It was one of the biggest thrills I ever had. I'd definitely recommend it to my friends.
star-5
Fun and Fast
Karen_H
, Aug 2022
Lovely high speed boat trip down the Thames, with Thames Rockets. So much we saw that you never seem to get round to visiting., Very informative trip, Robbie was funny and knowledgeable and Mark gave us a really fun ride,
star-5
Great fun! Good knowledge...
mw8x4tby8z
, Aug 2022
Great fun! Good knowledge by guides of major London landmarks with the thrill of the fast speeds a big adrenaline rush.
star-5
Great tour!!
Kelli_M
, Aug 2022
Both our guide Nate and driver were excellent. Informative., fun and engaging!! Highlight of trip! Would do again!
star-5
London underground the great tour
stevenjarvis
, Aug 2022
Great tour really informative and any questions were answered and never felt we were rushed would really well advise the tour gives a great insight from the start of the underground to the present day
star-5
Amazing
Aisha_A
, Aug 2022
Exceeded our expectation. The staff were super nice, good sense of humor and helpful. Exciting experience as well as good views.
star-5
Amazing!!
Camille_G
, Aug 2022
Max and Simon were amazing! We booked the 8 pm tour, which gave us a stunning view of London during sunset. It was an amazing experience! Highly recommended!
star-5
Great fun even for a...
Johanna_P
, Aug 2022
Great fun even for a grumpy teenager. Lovely, entertaining and energetic staff. Perfect to cool off a bit on a hot day in London.
star-5
Great London experience
MOHAMED_A
, Aug 2022
Amazing trip led by Ben and Simon … fun and a lot of useful information from the guide … we wished it was longer
star-5
High speed Thames boat trip
Aine_S
, Aug 2022
My family and I absolutely loved this trip !:) Stacey was full of banter and was very informative too on our tour Mark was a fabulous skipper!:) I’d highly recommend this trip
star-5
Excellent trip with great...
matthew_h
, Aug 2022
Excellent trip with great info from the guide max he kept it fun not to serious and would definitely do it again
star-5
Absolute Thrill
Flavia_T
, Aug 2022
Absolutely amazing experience. Would highly recommend it. Thank you to all the crew who were very friendly, funny and entertaining. Mum and 10yr old daughter day out ☺️
star-5
Fun
Sierra_K
, Aug 2022
Speed boat, nice music selection, little bit of history/ sightseeing…….. would do it again, great view
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful experience! Fun...
Mari_D
, Aug 2022
Wonderful experience! Fun for all ages (58-11 in our group). Stacy was very funny and entertaining while Mark was a fantastic captain. Great way to see the city without any traffic. It was also a nice break for the kids who can grow bored with so many museum tours.
star-5
Fun little highlight
Jeffrey_P
, Aug 2022
It’s just a different little excursion, especially on a warm summer day. And we learned some things about riverside buildings we will use later in the trip.
star-5
Max thrills, max speed, max facts! Oh, and Max... :)
Tim_S
, Aug 2022
Excellent start to the day! We did the 9.30am, and Max (the guide dude) was absolutely amazing - he somehow kept me totally interested with his quirky commentary during the first part (the slower bit) with great facts about the buildings and history, delivered with personality. Then he sat down... and Rob (the skipper) floored it!!! My 8yr old lad absolutely loved it - the thrill of the speed, the blaring music, just perfect to kick off a fun day in London. Cheers guy, you nailed it. :)
1 traveler found this review helpful

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