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

Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise in London

Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise in London
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Tour snapshot
Opt for an exhilarating sightseeing cruise experience on the Thames River
Duration:
40m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    40m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Ditch the leisurely pace of traditional sightseeing cruises in favor of a high-speed RIB boat ride on the Thames River—the most exhilarating way to see London’s riverside sights. Unlike other high-speed cruises, this ride operates entirely within the “Thames High-Speed Zone,” meaning you are able to travel at super speeds for the entire experience. Plus, a small group limited to 12 means ensures you receive personalized attention from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ride without speed limits in the river's high-speed zone
  • Small group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
What to expect
  • After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, make your own way to a docking point along the Thames River and receive a safety briefing from your guide. Climbing on board your rigid inflatable boat (RIB), set off along the Thames River at high velocity to a soundtrack of British rock classics. Zoom past Tower Bridge, the O2 Arena, and the Cutty Sark and reach speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph), as your skipper performs exhilarating wave jumps and sharp turns. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ride without speed limits in the river's high-speed zone
  • Small group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
What to expect
  • After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, make your own way to a docking point along the Thames River and receive a safety briefing from your guide. Climbing on board your rigid inflatable boat (RIB), set off along the Thames River at high velocity to a soundtrack of British rock classics. Zoom past Tower Bridge, the O2 Arena, and the Cutty Sark and reach speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph), as your skipper performs exhilarating wave jumps and sharp turns. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6918BTB
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Guide
  • Lifejacket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
40m
Departure details
  • London Bridge City, United Kingdom Departure Point: London Bridge City Pier, Central London, SE1 2QP. Directions: The pier situated close to London Bridge, City Hall, Hay's Galleria, HMS Belfast and Borough Market and The Shard. Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult, minimum age is 10 years
  • All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
  • Not 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Guide
  • Lifejacket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • London Bridge City, United Kingdom Departure Point: London Bridge City Pier, Central London, SE1 2QP. Directions: The pier situated close to London Bridge, City Hall, Hay's Galleria, HMS Belfast and Borough Market and The Shard. Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
Duration
40m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult, minimum age is 10 years
  • All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
  • Not 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Jun 2020
A note from Thames High-Speed Zone 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).
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    London Bridge City
    United Kingdom
    Departure Point: London Bridge City Pier, Central London, SE1 2QP. Directions: The pier situated close to London Bridge, City Hall, Hay's Galleria, HMS Belfast and Borough Market and The Shard. Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Thames Rockets
    Thames River
    Tower Bridge
    Canary Wharf
    Cutty Sark
    Greenwich
    The Thames Barrier Information Centre
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Bournemouth, UK1 contribution
My sister booked this amazing speed boat trip for my sons birthday. My eight year old son and my family absolutely loved it!!! It was amazing! The music was just great. We were give warm coats to wear and life jackets. I have to especially thank our captain Brad and also Ross for the great entertainment and lots of historical London facts! My son is learning about London in school so this was really great! We loved the fast speed and the music that went with it! There was James Bond and bay watch music!
We will definitely return and highly recommend! Thank you Thames Rockets for this fantastic experience!
Written 20 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ágnes M
Altrincham, UK3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Amazing experience in January!!! My kids are 9 &14 and we had an absolutely wonderful time in the 50 min tour. Much more fun than any other standard boat trip . Can not be compared. All you need to put on is gloves and hats in January and the fun can began! Some sightseeing in a funny context with Stacey - she was very funny - this was approx the first 10-15 until the speedboat reached the No speed limit area, ! After that is was a real speedboat experience with we all really enjoyed! We had a fab time would 100% recommend it . The crew is very professional and nice and very good entertainers !
Written 10 January 2022
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Deborah B
5 contributions
Wow! What a fantastic experience! Great outdoor post Christmas treat for the kids, we all had an amazing time. Chris was our skipper and gave us a real thrill-seekers ride up the Thames! Joey was our tour guide and make us all feel very welcome and made the whole experience fun and educational. Thank you both so much! I will be recommending to friends and family
Written 31 December 2021
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Gillian C
Urmston2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Fun, fast experience with a bit of history thrown in. Totally worth the money and excellent staff who look after your safely and put everyone at ease. Big hands up to Bill and Nick on our speedboat for the thrill and the laughter, you made the experience for us so enjoyable. Highly recommended this excursion. P.S. Sit at the front if you don't want to get wet. 😉
Written 27 November 2021
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Kat C
London, UK94 contributions
Absolutely brilliant trip! My sister and nephew (aged 12) came to stay for the weekend and he chose this and the Tower of London. We had a Saturday morning trip - the Ultimate London Adventure. We were met by a lovely lady on the pier who kitted us out with life jackets and checked us on to the rib, where we were greeted by Geoff and Brad. Geoff the tour guide was brilliant- really funny and spent time chatting it everyone and getting to know us all. There were 12 in total on the boat which was perfect. We went quite a long way out east with a commentary on all the sites and some really interesting and quirky facts. Having lived in London for 30 years I didn’t think there would be much new to me but I was wrong ! Once we reached a certain point, they put on the music and Brad (driver) ripped through the water at high speed. It was fantastic! So much fun. I thought this would be a trip really aimed at my nephew but me, my husband and my sister all loved it too! Would definitely do it again. Really great trip with lovely people running it. Highly recommended. Incidentally, afterwards we worked slowly down the South Bank towards London Bridge towards the Tower and we went passed all of the sites we saw on the boat which made the walk far more interesting for a 12 year old!
Recommend you take warm jacket and hold on tight to your phone, but you’ll get some great pics of London too!
Written 14 November 2021
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Speff52
4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
A fantastic adventure with Chris and Mark. The guided tour along the river was enjoyable enough, in seeing parts of London possibly forgotten about in other tours (and that building should be called "The Elbow", btw...) BUT you are really there for speeding, turning and swerving across the water; and that is truly a wild, exhilarating experience. Be aware, the boat thumps on the water when speeding, and if you are on the outside edge of the boat, you go REALLY close to the water! Highly recommended.
Written 13 November 2021
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ruth_davies40
4 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Wow what an experience. Loved it!
You definitely need to give this a go, Boole the longer ride, it goes too quickly.
Everything was great, Ross with his knowledge of the Thames & being so funny & Brad with the boat, what a thrill that was even the music played added to it all.
Will definitely be booking again.
Thanks guys
Written 13 November 2021
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Kate M
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Brilliant boat ride, fun and exciting. Geoff and Brad were charismatic and entertaining. The music made it even better. Laughed a lot!
Written 6 November 2021
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Laura S
Wakefield, UK5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
This trip was such fantastic fun!!! I can't wait to go back and take more family and friends. Brad, the driver, was super skilled in weaving the boat through the waves to give us the most adrenalin-fuelled experience possible! And Geoff, the tour guide, made us all laugh a lot, he knew his stuff and delivered it with humour, plus took some great photos on our phones for us to remember it by. Really fab job boys, I can't wait to see you again!
Written 6 November 2021
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Cam Rodgers
Eastbourne, UK7 contributions
Got this on buy a gift for my girlfriends birthday. Geoff is an absolute legend, made our day with his witt, humour and in-depth knowledge of the Thames. Chris was an excellent driver, had a really good afternoon.
Written 5 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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SarahJMottram
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Fantastic experience!
Absolutely fantastic experience today on our boat with Max the guide and Rich the driver! Loved seeing the sites fr
Hairtoss
Hairtoss
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Loved it!
We've just had the most amazing morning onboard a Thames rocket! It all started with a courtesy call to make sure w
Traveler50500282821
Traveler50500282821
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Fun hour on the Thames
We had a great trip down the Thames with our guide Max, was awesome to learn some interesting facts about buildings
328scarlettf
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One of the best experiences!
One of the best experiences I’ve done! Staff were so welcoming and the guided tour was really informative. Highly r
Joe K
Joe K
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Best Boat Trip in London
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! We got to experience the amazing views London has to offer in the one of the coolest ways imagi
RanaMel
RanaMel
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Best skipper and trip ever!!
I organised this boat trip for my sister and nephew who were visiting from Bournemouth!! It was for my nephew’s 8t
Nicki F
Nicki F
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Best trip ever
So brilliant. Geoff, our guide made the trip that extra special. Love it, can’t wait to do it again.
Naomi H
Naomi H
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More Birthday Fun - Thames Rocket Junior
Having really enjoyed my first experience with Thames Rockets, I decided to treat my nephew to a trip to mark his 1
Postcards_from_ldn
Postcards_from_ldn
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Great time with my teens
Oh my gosh, what can I say other that we had a BLAST. I struggle to find fun things to do with my teens but this wa
stevaliciousmax
stevaliciousmax
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Great trip up the Thames
Friendly and informative guides, easy place to find, and they also go fast - not for the faint of heart.
clackalert
clackalert
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Excellent
This is a great way to see London! The Speed is great and all the staff - Joe, Nick and Bill were lovely, helpful a
luxurylover3
luxurylover3
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Fantastic, fabulous, a 'must-do'
What an amazing experience! I've lived in London more than 20 years but had never tried this before. Guide Geoff an
RichardDSOTM
RichardDSOTM
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Amazing Thames Rockets!
Fantastic trip on the Thames with Ross and Brad of the Thames Rockets! Thrilling high speed ride, with some great i
timjohnwright
timjohnwright
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Better than expected!
Had a great time on the Rocket. We did the original route. The boat is very quick and it was such an exhilarating e
49mrsd
49mrsd
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Fantastic experience
Brilliant experience! 3 friends and I had a great time, the perfect activity on a wet day but I’m sure it would be
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