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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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Overview
Combine London sightseeing with a white-knuckle speedboat ride on a 50-minute Thames River cruise. Board your modern RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) and soak up the unparalleled views of top city attractions including Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. Learn about the city’s history from your entertaining guide, and then feel your adrenaline rush as your skipper pulls back the throttle and you rocket along the Thames River at speeds of up to 35 miles (56 km) per hour. Small-group experience with numbers limited to 12 people.
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
  • Use of a lifejacket and waterproof gear
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
  • Pregnant women are not permitted
  • It is advised not to participate if you have a history of or have any current back problems
  • Minimum age is 6 months
  • All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Went on Thames rockets boat trip 18/01/20 was an excellent experience highly recommended! Me my brother and kids had the best time ! Tour guide on the boat Greg was very entertaining funny and informative rest of the team very welcoming and friendly 5star the whole experience in
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Bill & Richard were brilliant. Looked after us from the very beginning, were knowledgeable of everything London, put everybody at ease and were extremely humourous. Terrific way to see a lot of London. We took our 10 and 8 year old kids on the experience and they loved every
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Our 2nd experience as we brought our 14 year old last year with the family for his birthday. This year my 10 year old and I booked last minute ... it was brilliant. The lady who answered the ‘phone was really helpful as we weren’t sure we could get across from Covent Garden in
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Fantastic experience and trip! Definitely worth the money and Bill and Nick made a huge effort to make it entertaining and exciting! They made a real fuss of our twin daughters too for their birthday - above and beyond guys, thank you!
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We took the 50 minute ride, which starts by the London Eye and cruises between the Houses of Parliament and just beyond Canary Wharf. The trip is split between sightseeing and then a 10 minute or so high speed ride at the Eastern end, which is fast enough to be thrilling but
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By: Thames Rockets
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Roz N
Sandbach, United Kingdom
13046
Exhilarating!
A truly exhilarating and exciting trip. i have not laughed so long and so loudly for ages. Bill and Richard made
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julieparis2020
10
A recommended WhaHooo experience
Nice way to see another part of the city from a different perspective and with loads of adrenaline ! The teens
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Tcm30
London, United Kingdom
2716
Loved it
We had a great time on the Thames with Dave and Richard. A beautiful winter day. Great combination of thrills of
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alexandracQ2478HW
10
Loved All Of It!
What a thrill. It was so cool to see the Thames barrier - I'd never been that far down the Thames. It was a
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lologreen87
101
Great experience (break the barrier)
We had a great weather and great team with Dave and Richard. We recommend Break the barrier if you want to enjoy
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RiksLondon14
1210
Thames Rocket Experience
Went on Thames rockets boat trip 18/01/20 was an excellent experience highly recommended! Me my brother and kids
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K3539UZkevink
Maidstone, United Kingdom
20
Great day
Such a great time. Thrilling but also really informative in a fun way . Great value for money and staff really
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williammE8807DR
10
Great trip
We had Bill as the guide and Richard as the driver. Both did an excellent job. Would highly recommend.
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Gillian M
Auckland Central, New Zealand
10
Thames Rocket
Amazing trip with Bill and Rich - so much fun and great commentary throughout. Was the perfect way to see London
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777derekw
Sutton, United Kingdom
222
Wet but still enjoyable
Heavens opened up but staff provided waterproof clothes. Staff very professional, Isabella very informative on the
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913trinae
10
11 Jan 2020
Greg and Nick were fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Greg was informative, relaxed and funny whilst
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johnmacd1975
20
Thames Rockets really rock
Bill & Richard were brilliant. Looked after us from the very beginning, were knowledgeable of everything London,
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KarenLK4
1414
Brilliant fun and fantastic views ...
Our 2nd experience as we brought our 14 year old last year with the family for his birthday. This year my 10 year
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ripoffrestaurants
20
Fun hour on River Thames!
18th Birthday present for my twin sons. They absolutely loved it. Learnt lots of interesting facts about our
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sueingram58
Dartford, United Kingdom
10
A great trip
We took our 5 year old grandson on this for the first time and he absolutely loved it. We will def be going back
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