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“Exhilarating and interesting perfect trip to do with young teenagers”
Review of Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets
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US$56.27*
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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
Ranked #1 of 199 Outdoor Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Lancashire
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“Exhilarating and interesting perfect trip to do with young teenagers”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Really interesting trip with a mixture of sightseeing and speed. Friendly staff, fast boats great experience we all enjoyed.

Visited February 2012
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“Brilliant Trip - full of laughs, enjoyment & thrills!”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

I booked to go on London Rib Voyages with my partner looking for an exciting way to see the thames and was not disappointed. The trip met all of my expectations and was the highlight of our day trip into London. I would certainly reccommend it to any visitors of London or Londoners as it was far more that a sight seeing trip.

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“London RIB Voyages are brillo”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I always have a lovely time with them whenever I go onboard. London just doesn't look the same from the Thames!

Visited February 2012
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“Wow what an 11th Birthday still talking about it!”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Great organisation, value and staff. Must see locations along the route with plenty of entertaining historical commentary. We booked the whole boat and filled it with very excited boys and a small sister. An "awesome" day had by all. The shorter trip was plenty exciting enough can't wait to go back and do the Thames Barrier version.
Just 10 mins with an ice cream stop on the way from Waterloo Station and definitely the best part of London.

Visited July 2011
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“London Rib Voyage in Winter”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We enjoyed our London Rib Trip very much. Arriving by an easy public bus ride straight from our Marble Arch location, we landed at the London Eye/ Sealife Aquarium location with about an hour to spare. This is also within view of Parliament and Big Ben. You can stroll along the Thames and enjoy the view, the little amusement rides, and the yummy food vendors. Look for the strawberry waffle stands or grab a latte. Yum. There are also typical souvenir shops. Our boys were thrilled to find a Namco Video Arcade at this location as well. We stopped in and let them kill some time while we warmed up, used the facilities, and had hot chocolate. One word of caution, watch for pick-pocketing, as in any major tourist spot. This is a favored location, and security works hard to keep it sage. Don't hang bags over chairs or set your cell phone down, even for a minute. We were cautious and had no issues.

We booked our RIb tickets online, so we avoided any wait. Walked right up to the boat queue. Our guides and helpers were fun, friendly and knowledgeable about the history of London.. We took the cruise that goes all the way down to the Thames barriers.

This was a fun and informative speedboat cruise, suitable for almost anyone. They are equipped with all-weather gear and will suit you up upon arrival. Since we booked for February, we were fairly prepared for the cold weather. It was approximately 42 degrees F on the day of our cruise. We were fortunate that the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day on the Thames. We had on long underwear, gloves, hats, coats, socks, etc. We also donned the all-weather gear that the staff provided. Although we looked like marshmallows, we wanted to be warm. We knew it would be cold on the water, but we did not realize just how cold it would be when the boat got up to full speed. While we totally enjoyed the trip. it was truly, utterly freezing for the last 20 minutes, which impacted our ability to enjoy the view. But again, this was to be expected, I just thought we would have been a bit warmer with double sets of all weather gear on over our winter coats and clothes. Not to worry, for as soon as the boat slowed up, we warmed right up. The other great feature of this tour is that you take in a lot of sights and info in a short amount of time.

I would definitely take this tour again, but maybe only in the warmer months if my travel schedule permitted. .Older, fragile or very young kids probably need to wait until it is warmer, or take an enclosed river cruise tour. I am glad we did it, and would highly recommend this tour.

Visited February 2012
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