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“Woohoo!! The true way to see London :D”
Review of Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets
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US$59.76*
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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
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US$57.01*
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Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise in London
Ranked #1 of 204 Outdoor Activities in London
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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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Reviewed 22 May 2012

I bought this trip for my boyfriend via Red Letter Days and it was an absolute steel for what we got. The sun was out and (although I was slightly dreading it!) we had a real blast. The guide Tom was very informative and we got 35 minutes pelting down the Thames - from the London Eye and passed Canary Wharf - and then had a further 30 mins of a slower tour of what we were actually going passed.
I have to say though that the Thames was VERY rough and if you have any hint of a bad back, this one isn't for you!
We got a little bit wet but it was worth it.

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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We had an exhilirating trip with Rib Voyages. Our children aged 5 and 7 thought it was the best part of our visit to London. I'd highly recommend this company and the ginger one! gave us a fantastic, fun and informative history lesson on the buildings lining theThames.
Well worth the money for a great memory.
Highly recommend this one.

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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Such a great trip! Terrifying at times! Excellent tour from Tom our guide - 100% recommend this experience!

2  Thank emhoban
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Wow, this trip was so exciting and fun. My cheeks ached from laughing. The comedian (Tom) engaged with each guests and made everyone feel welcome whilst as giving us lots of interesting information about the Thames and the sights, all with a twist of comedy. The staff were professional and safety conscious but at the same time made the whole experience relaxed and fun. You feel like it's a special trip for you and your party.... not like you are just one of a hundred people doing the same thing. If you are looking for something exciting and different this is definitely the trip to do. It's great value for money and just in case anyone is worried... we didn’t even get wet. I would give it ten stars if I could. Brilliant.

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Reviewed 21 May 2012

The RIB experience was so much fun, we had a brilliant tour of the Thames and we were well taken care of by Steve and Tom. Tom the tour guide was great fun and full of quirky and interesting facts about the sights of London. HIGHLY recommended and a special thanks to Tom for being so friendly and entertaining.

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