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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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mana wrote a review Yesterday
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Geoff and Nick made the day for us. great talk great speed and it just made us so happy to be in London. It was the best event for our anniversary
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Samantha W wrote a review Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom4 contributions
Had an absolutely amazing experience with Geoff and Simon on Thursday the 13, 2021 Geoff made it with his banter and explanations, it was so much fun the way the boat was handled would highly recommend it as must do when wanting to see London and have a thrilling ride, plus
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Steph F wrote a review 8 May
London, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely brilliant day out. Just the right amount of thrills, London facts and brilliant humour from our guide and boat driver, Adam and Bill. They MADE it for us
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Date of experience: May 2021
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BeccaM wrote a review 8 May
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Amazing experience today, despite the wind and rain we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Stacey was a fantastic and humorous tour guide and had the whole boat laughing. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Sam M wrote a review 8 May
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Was an experience booked by my other half for my birthday. Bill's introduction & commentary throughout was excellent, very professional but funny, great knowledge of London. Nick's driving of the boat was excellent and gave us a good experience. Would definitely do it again
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Tyrone S
Tyrone S
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Great low risk adrenaline sightseeing thrill
Ginger Mike and the crew made sure we had a memorial trip. So enjoyable to be so lose to the water level skimminv a
Kerryburr123
Kerryburr123
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Great fun on the Thames!
Relief from the gloom of lockdown. Exhilarating high-speed bit with lots of humour and quirky stats & info during t
emmiesmart
emmiesmart
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An excellent experience
Our hosts Mike and Geoff were excellent! Really funny really interested in us! The tour was exceptional and the boa
woodwardgary
woodwardgary
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Such amazing fun
A great experience and such nice people. Very informative about London but in a fun way. Worth going for a fun trip
vix882021
vix882021
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Amazing experience!
I can’t even put into words the way this experience made me so happy! It was surreal and I actually felt like I was
Y2997YGcharlottes
Y2997YGcharlottes
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Fantastic birthday treat!
Absolutely fantastic surprise treat for my sons 13th birthday celebrations. We booked a private charter - Exclusive
davidaQ5761QO
davidaQ5761QO
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Exhilarating fun
Great fun and very well delivered, with friendly and informative staff. Helpful booking team and great crew Thank
stefanoq14
stefanoq14
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A great river ride!
We hired the boat for a private 50mins experience as a present for our 10 years old son. Everything run like clockw
paultJ3647MG
paultJ3647MG
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This really was the greatest show
The Thames rocket was absolutely fantastic, an amazing experience that didn't disappoint, our guide up river was bi
33leonora
33leonora
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Thames Rockets
Great fun. Very fast ride out and an entertaining commentary from our guide Bill on the way back. I'm looking forwa
ambf87
ambf87
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Brilliant boat ride!
We got to the pier and the guy that greeted me and my son was really friendly and chatty. They were thorough with p
londonbeautifullife
londonbeautifullife
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Amazing!
Great experience of London and entertaining kind fun staff. The views are beautiful and the music on the speed boat
Kirsty515
Kirsty515
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Best London Attraction
The best experience I’ve had on any London attraction. All the staff were lovely and very helpful. The boat ride e
Gingerbelle
Gingerbelle
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Great fun
2nd trip to TR and great fun for the kids (and adults)...very efficient and friendly...will come again!
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Go06399499042
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romantic
very ecstatic experience, would definitely recommend to anyone either visiting london or looking for an exciting le
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