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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London provided by Thames Rockets

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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
One way, contactless, socially distanced check-in. Outdoor attraction, passengers sit in pairs forward facing, side by side. Vessels operate at recommended capacity guidance. Passengers from different booking groups will not be paired together. Handrails and lifejackets sanitized (every departure).
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
If you’re looking for an exhilarating way to see London’s riverside sights, then opt for a high-speed RIB cruise on the Thames River. In a rigid inflatable boat, soar past the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and Shakespeare’s Globe while listening to a high-octane soundtrack. Once you reach Tower Bridge, your skipper accelerates to speeds of 35 miles-per-hour (55 km-per-hour) and performs sharp turns guaranteed to increase adrenaline levels. Ideal for thrill-seekers, this experience also offers multiple departure times.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    London Eye Pier
    South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
    The 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.
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  • Pass by
    Thames Rockets
    Thames River
    Houses of Parliament
    Big Ben
    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
    The View from The Shard
    Tower of London
    Tower Bridge
    Canary Wharf
  • You'll end at
    London Eye Pier
    South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
    The 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.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • High-speed Thames River cruise in London
  • An unconventional sightseeing experience ideal for thrill seekers 
  • Cruise past the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, and Shakespeare's Globe 
  • Experience high-octane maneuvers and learn about London history
What to Expect
Depending on the start time selected at checkout, make your way to the London Eye Pier to board your RIB. Following a safety briefing, set sail on the Thames River and pass the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare's Globe, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Once you pass Tower Bridge, speed restrictions are lifted and your skipper is free to accelerate to speeds of 35 miles per hour (55 kilometers per hour). Feel exhilarated as your skipper performs maneuvers such as hairpin bends and figure eights. During slower periods of sailing, listen to commentary that reveals the history of London’s riverside. The tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
London Eye Pier, South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
Duration
50m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Expert guide
  • Lifejacket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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O6128SEmatts wrote a review Today
Leybourne1 contribution
Absolutely amazing day out! Very professionally organised both over the phone and on the day. Staff were brilliant, hilarious yet insightful!!! Would highly recommend, best day out in London - book it now, you wont regret it!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Maliwil wrote a review Yesterday
Marseille, France12 contributions8 helpful votes
Just amazing time on the Monday 12th just for the reopening. When some friends are going to visit London, I will tell to them to test it. Thank you for the all team on board
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Elizabeth F wrote a review Yesterday
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What an amazing day out! First Saturday after lockdown and what a thrilling ride it was. We had Bill and Rodney who were just fantastic to say the least. They kept the jokes flowing and the fun is definitely guaranteed. We honestly could not have asked for a better experience.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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krtsj wrote a review 19 Apr
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Fantastic family outing. Great guide - full of interesting facts. After months of lockdown, a fantastic way to remember what a great city London is. What's not to love?
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Oliver Archibald wrote a review 19 Apr
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The facts were mind blowing and the speed was even better! Luckily none of us fell in! We learnt amazing facts about London and I would definitely go again! Bill and Simon definitely added to the experience, and I’m glad Simon had done it before!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Fantastic
It was amazing very good hygiene with the current pandemic and couldn’t fault that! Between each boat ride there w
223daisy
223daisy
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A Great Activity
My daughter who has special needs went with two carers and absolutely loved it. The guide was informative and frie
mozmike
mozmike
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all aboard
We had such a brilliant experience. Stacey our guide was hilarious and really experienced. She made it extra specia
shovel100
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The best thing ever
Absolutely incredible. After months of lockdown it really felt like freedom as we sped down the Thames. We didn’t s
Gingedeb
Gingedeb
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Great day
Amazing trip on the Thames Rocket. Tour guide Stacy was fantastic.Really good fun. Think it could of been a bit lo
irsdigital
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Full speed ahead to the Thames Barrier
Had a fantastic end of day outing with the boys on a superfast rib down the Thames towards the Thames Barrier. So m
866rubend
866rubend
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Thrillingly Fun!!!
Our guide Geoffrey was very entertaining and also very knowledgeable of the surrounding environment. Nicks speedboa
ToniFetta
ToniFetta
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Best experience of my life
Absolutely Amazing and and the staff were very welcoming and would highly recommend this to everyone.
binkyalexander
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Best fun in London
This is always such a great experience. Perfect for a spring and summer evening. Many thanks to Bill and Phil
ECWW
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Great Fun!
Had great trip over Easter Weekend, all staff took care to follow the Covid safe measures in place. Bit chilly on t
Bigalhud
Bigalhud
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A must do in london
Enjoyed every minute of this high speed journey down the Thames made even more special by our guide bill who wished
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Thames Rockets Easter Weekend Bubble Sailings
Huge thanks to Bill and Nick for a great trip. Despite living in London for more than 30 years Bill was able to fi
MiaBrig
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Totally worth every Penny.
What a way to see London. Been in London for years and my husband had never been on the Thames. So well organised a
FooDragon2020
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You have to do this!!
AMAZING!!!!!! These guys are the best!! We keep going back it’s such a great experience... highly recommended!
198libbyb
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Brilliant
Joe tasker is amazing! He is great and was amazing yeah and he should be there all the time. I suggest it
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  • Duration: 50m
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