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

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
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Tour snapshot
High-speed Thames River cruise in London
Duration:
50m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • 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
2022
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • 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
  • 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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Call the number below and use the product code: 6918ULA
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Expert guide
  • Lifejacket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
50m
Departure details
  • London Eye Waterloo Pier, London SE1 7PB, UK The London Eye 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.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Expert guide
  • Lifejacket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • London Eye Waterloo Pier, London SE1 7PB, UK The London Eye 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.
Duration
50m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 4 Mar 2022
A note from High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
One way, contactless check-in. Outdoor attraction, passengers sit in pairs forward facing, side by side. Handrails and lifejackets sanitized regularly.
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    London Eye Waterloo Pier
    London SE1 7PB, UK
    The London Eye 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 return to the starting point
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Virginia B
Ipswich, UK33 contributions
The experience was bought for my birthday in January 2022. We booked it in May to go with a concert we were seeing in London the day before. Wow! It was an amazing end to our weekend. Our guide was Geoff (with a G!) and Brad was the 'driver'. We cruised up gently, with Geoff making it relaxing, funny and informative, even getting the whole boat to sing happy birthday to me, Lauren and Adam who also had birthdays. Geoff was hilarious and took photos of us, leaving some very funny selfies on my phone as a homecoming surprise! When the boat took off, it was really fast and a really adrenalin thrill - jumps up and down and tips from side to side - not for the fainthearted! They also played the Bond theme which was really cool. I would do it again - combines thrill and fun with a genuine fear factor (in a good way) We all got back safely. (life jackets are provided with safety talk)
Written 23 May 2022
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teacher_jones
Leeds, UK235 contributions
We took our 2 x 7 year olds on the 50 minute trip this morning using vouchers given to us for Virgin experiences and I'm so pleased we chose to use them on this.
I've been recommending it to my friends since leaving the boat. It's so well organised, from checking in, to giving out life jackets and the safety instructions.
Our guide Max really knew his stuff and when the speed kicked in, our skipper Mike drove the boat to the music making it a really exhilarating experience.
We didn't get wet which I was concerned about but one of my little ones did find it cold on his face so I'd take a gaiter next time just for a heads up to anyone else.
All 4 of us can't wait to do it again. We will be back.
Written 26 February 2022
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CKoriginal
Leicester, UK5 contributions
What a fantastic experience! We were in London celebrating our 20 year anniversary and had booked this instead of a river "cruise" and we are so glad that we did. We got a whistle stop tour of the sights up and down the Thames and a high speed adrenaline rush ride at the same time. Hats off to the crew - Richard who gave us a rollercoaster ride at high speed and Geoff, who looked after us all, made us laugh, was informative, chatty, funny, welcoming and made us feel special. The weather was awful, the rain at one point was stinging my face as we went speeding down the Thames and after we got off it felt like I had been in the Thames instead of on it but it didn't make any difference to how enjoyable the whole experience was, we absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone. We will be going to London next year for another theatre trip with friends and we will be making sure to factor in another speed boat ride with friends in tow.
Written 31 October 2021
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Deepsouthernfried
Horsham, UK33 contributions
This experience was simply amazing. Certainly a must if you're visiting London. I've lived in London most of my life and class myself as a bit of a London Historical Geek but I learned so much about the sights along the River Thames from our fantastic and fascinating tour guide ED. He was superb, funny and knowledgeable and felt like I'd known him for years. The High-speed section of the Thames was breathtaking, fun and exhilerating and was accompanied perfectly by a great music soundtrack. Phil was our pilot and felt very at ease with him piloting the Rib through the choppy sections of the River. We didn't want this to end and will definitely be doing this again. On completing the trip you get a 20% discount on a future booking and I've already booked my next trip. Thank you Thames Rockets
Written 10 August 2022
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Andrew J
Guildford, UK47 contributions
Some "experiences" leave you feeling distinctly underwhelmed... Not this Thames Rockets experience though! Our crew, Bill and Mark, were great fun and Bill regaled us with little-known facts about the places we passed on the "slow speed" part of the trip. Once past Tower Bridge the throttles were opened up and Mark had twisting and turning into the wake of other boats, leaving us airborne for maybe three seconds before crashing back into the water for a repeat performance! Felt completely safe the whole time, and would absolutely recommend this as an alternative to the more sedate alternatives...
Written 11 August 2022
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lucy_forsyth
7 contributions
I booked this experience through Virgin after being cancelled on very last minute by another company for my boyfriends birthday. I spoke to them on the phone and they were more than helpful and advised they have lots of availability and reassured me that they won't cancel last minute. In regard to Covid-19, masks are worn on the pier but not the boat and you only sit with your group but the boat does fill (up to 12 people).
On arrival on the day, we were greeted by the loveliest man called Geoff (with a 'G') who was an absolute delight. He explained everything from start to finish and made such an effort to speak to everyone on board. He kept the whole experience really fun and interesting with facts about London you wouldn't know, as opposed to the standard tour guide stating the obvious buildings. As it was my boyfriends birthday, he got everyone to sing Happy Birthday and played songs through the speakers dedicated to him, prior to then playing the playlist which was perfectly thought out and each song is associated to the trip and James Bond of course! We did not stop smiling and laughing!
Geoff and Nick were great fun and such lovely, comedic people, we can't recommend this trip enough for those wanting a tour on the Thames with a twist and bit of excitement! Can't wait to return in the future! Thank you so much!
Written 27 June 2021
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Debby B
Folkestone, UK6 contributions
Saw this on Instagram and booked as were in London for my daughters birthday having a girlie day with my 2 daughters and I’d wanted to surprise them .
It was completely out of my comfort zone but I so badly wanted to experience it

I was so glad I did it was so exhilarating , fun educational just brilliant . We all wanted to have another go straight afterwards .

Big thanks to our guide Bill and Nathan the speed boat driver … I think that was his name for making our journey such fun we never stopped laughing or screaming .
Bill really made it special by acknowledging my daughters birthday and not only played some banging tunes as we sped up the Thames but also played Stevie Wonders Happy Birthday for her ❤️

It was in the 30s in London and our trip was at 7pm ….. perfect, the sun was just going down and the breeze was lovely and most welcome after being so hot .

Would highly recommend 🙌🏻😊
Written 14 August 2022
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SerenaJo
4 contributions
Friends
This was a fantastic experience!!
We started with a slower cruise down the Thames with Brad piloting the boat while Joey gave a very informative and fun talk about the sights along had river.
The passengers were actively encouraged to be part of the talk, which made it even more enjoyable.

As we got to a safe point on the Thames the throttle opened up, the nose of the boat raised up and we sped off.
The ride was an exhilarating and really fun experience, I would highly recommend this.
The guys on shore and on the boat were all very professional, friendly, helpful, and made the experience as good as it was.
We are already planning to do another of the Thames Rocket boat experiences.
Written 8 October 2021
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Michelle1530
London, UK4 contributions
I booked this for my partners birthday which was for 3 adults and a 10 year old. This was a surprise for my partner and we all loved every minute of the 50 minute trip. Jaz was our host along with Adam driving the boat and what made the trip even more special was they got everyone to sing Happy Birthday which was a lovely touch. What made the experience even better was the informative points of interest and facts along the way and that combined with Jaz being very entertaining made for a brilliant, fun morning. I’d hugely recommend for anyone to do and we all came off the boat at the end of the trip wanting to do it again. Loved the music playing as well especially when we went along at high speeds. Felt like we were in a James Bond film. Thanks Thames Rockets you made our Sunday and my partners birthday trip out!
Written 19 May 2022
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Nicole R
1 contribution
Family
If you haven’t done this before you should definitely do it! We went on the 25th august and we had Brad and Bill, they were amazing to us all and made the trip a lot more enjoyable than it already was. Bill was hilarious and gave us a good understanding about the city before we did the high speeds. The soundtrack on the boat was also amazing I’ve never seen such a happy group of people until now. I definitely recommend doing this boat ride whilst the sun is setting it was incredibly beautiful! Even though we were second to the last ride of the day Bill and Brad still kept their enthusiasm. Highlight of our trip for sure. Even playing happy birthday music for my partner as well which im sure he was impressed about🤣🤣
Written 27 August 2021
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Kaitlynhynes20
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Thames Rockets
Best experience ever staff made it so good! Thanks guys , Me and my boyfriend would highly recommend this experienc
DuchessofSoho
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The Thrilling Thames
On one of those sweltering evenings in August we had a booking for the Thames Rocket. What a ride, first into a sm
488phb
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Super experience
The whole experience was excellent from start to finish. Efficient and helpful staff to get you ready for sailing,
Jackyhayes1
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Fantastic fun best experience in London!
Absolutely loved our trip on the Thames Rockets. Our guide Robbie was excellent with his interesting & humorous com
thebigbrownie
thebigbrownie
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Sweet ride
Had a fantastic experience on the Thames Rocket! Awesome boating from Nick and hilarious tour from Stacey!
EmmaB77220
EmmaB77220
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Fantastic rush of adrenaline!
We went on the Thames Rocket recently and it exceeded all expectations! As a family of four inc two kids (6 and 8),
kmichaelis4
kmichaelis4
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Fun Tour
Fun tour and the guide was really funny. Got a great overview of all the various building on the Thames.
Hornby9858
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Just brilliant
The whole trip was just an excellent experience. it was a birthday outing and a great part of the day.
Tyrannosaurius
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Excellent
We had a fantastic time. Nathan was a great driver and kindly took the time at the end of the trip to slow the boat
Ruth S
Ruth S
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Rocketing down the Thames
Thames Rockets was a great experience and we would recommend it to anyone. Mark and Bill made it great fun and came
badetiful
badetiful
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Wicked!
It was such an amazing experience! The tour guide, Stacey, she was hilarious! What a vibe! Would recommend it to ev
plaurence2022
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The Rockets Rocked!
My wife & I took 7 of our grandchildren aged 6 to 14 years! We all had a great time. It was both exciting & informa
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Exiting
Kids an me where happy, will recommend and use it again. Friendly staff. Prices where ok, I mean tickets
Daniel T
Daniel T
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Amazing experience
We joined Max and Simon on the Thames Barrier trip on Saturday and loved every minute of it. We had been on the sho
joaciml357
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You need to try it
Best fun mit my mates i just recomend for every one next time bring some more power ! See you next year mate
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