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

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Thames High-Speed Zone 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 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).
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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You'll start at
London Bridge City Pier
SE1 2QP, UKDeparture 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
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  • Pass by Thames Rockets
    Pass by Thames River
    Pass by Tower Bridge
    Pass by Canary Wharf
    Pass by Cutty Sark
    Pass by Greenwich
    Pass by The Thames Barrier
You'll end at
London Bridge City Pier
SE1 2QP, UKDeparture 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
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Highlights
  • Opt for an exhilarating sightseeing cruise experience on the Thames River
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
London Bridge City Pier, SE1 2QP, UK
Duration
40m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • 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 15 years must be accompanied by an adult, minim 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
  • 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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Rushetto wrote a review Today
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom50 contributions25 helpful votes
What an amazing experience this was! There was a great balance between the tour and interesting facts of London, and going super fast and blasting music! We had a great time! Thank you Geoff and Richard 👍
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jacqui B wrote a review 11 Aug
Carshalton, United Kingdom70 contributions27 helpful votes
Arrived at London Bridge city pier and was met by Bill who was really friendly, funny and knowledgable . He got us all rigged up in our life belts took us to the boat driven by Simon and away we went. It was absolutely great. Can't wait to do another high speed trip
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Claire Inman wrote a review 10 Aug
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We did a ride with family visiting from the North, 8 of us in total. It was an amazing way to see the sights and hear some fascinating facts, (that even the teenagers were impressed with/remembered and are still talking about!) have some fun and make some memories. It was a
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Campbell M wrote a review 9 Aug
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Did the ultimate 50 min ride, which was great first time trip with Thames Rockets, to be honest found it too short, as the speed part was brilliant fun, the bouncing over the wake of other vessels was great fun, a definite buzz, could have done a lot longer and further, The
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Date of experience: August 2020
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T G wrote a review 8 Aug
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Had a brilliant time. The guide Geoff and our driver Richard were excellent, they even went back for my daughter’s cap! And successfully fished it out of the Thames, she was very happy! Thanks guys.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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lillim1
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Great start to our day out in London
Very friendly and informative guide. A great view of the landmarks on the river and learnt some things about the b
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alunkeevill
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Excellent Experience
Very good staff nice and friendly, experience that I would strongly recommend, it’s a must do if you’re in London.
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TwickersCat
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Great family fun
I visited this attraction on the weekend with nieces and nephews whose ages are 8, 14 and 22. It was fabulous fun f
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johnsuddes
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Great fun
Great fun on a hot day the breeze was welcome. My little boy had great fun and got to see the sights at the same ti
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famay63
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Great fun
Booked the bubble ride for my husbands birthday 12 of us aged from 11 to 60 we had a really good time the guide wa
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O6695CVgemmah
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Perfect end to a birthday weekend
What a way to end my birthday weekend away in London!! Geoff and Roddy not only interacted with the kids on the boa
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emflacky
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GEOFF IS A LEGEND
This was an awesome experience!!!! We went very speedy expertly guided by Richard. We went to Greenwich accompanied
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anna_bonomo
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amazing experience!
really enjoyed the experience! i would definitely give this a 10/10. big thanks to Geoff and Richard for making our
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Q7317QRlizt
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Amazing river tour and high speed fun
We had a fantastic time on the tour with Pete and Dave, despite Covid. despite having done several river tours befo
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Furnell1967
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Fun time on the Thames
Had an amazing time again on the Thames Rocket,Pete and Simon were great hosts.Would definitely recommend.
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DylanGri
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Amazing experience
Bill our guide was great very knowledgeable and humorous. Richard our driver also provided a good experience.
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johnkaren_global
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A great way too see London from the Thames!
This was a birthday present for my 16 year old son, despite him being embarrassed being in the presence of his pare
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borkapanic
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Group of 6
Excellent service. Bill & Richard huge tnx for taking care of us, journey was safe & fun. Highly enjoyed & recommen
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rarity2014
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Great fun, great guide
We booked the Break the barrier tour as the children wanted speed. It didn’t disappoint. We had so much fun and the
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TokyoJo1
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Perfect for blowing away lockdown cobwebs!
Having done this trip before I knew we'd have a fun and enjoyable hour - every host is knowledgable and funny, and
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