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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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icon50 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Let your adrenaline levels go through the roof during a white-knuckle ride on the Thames River. Climb aboard a modern RIB (rigid-inflatable-boat) and satisfy an appetite for adventure as you soar past iconic landmarks like Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the London Eye. Enrich your knowledge of English history as you listen to illuminating onboard commentary, and experience the exhilaration of super-fast speeds up to 35 miles (56 km). Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
  • Glide past premier sights such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in a modern RIB
  • Listen to your guide’s entertaining commentary and iconic British songs as you cruise
  • Choose the departure time most suited to your schedule
  • Numbers limited to 12 people, ensuring a small-group experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Select a start time convenient to you and then make your own way to the London Eye Pier in central London. Greet your expert guide and skipper, don a waterproof lifejacket and listen to a short safety briefing before stepping on board your modern RIB. 

Feel your excitement heighten as the boat’s engine roars into life and propels you toward iconic London landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Gaze at the sharp spire of the Shard as you reach speeds of up to 35 miles (56 km) per hour.

Listen to fascinating commentary during slower periods of sailing and glide under the monumental Tower Bridge as your skipper yanks back the throttle and accelerates to high-velocity speeds. Gasp as your skipper performs break-neck turns and wave jumps, and then catch your breath during a brief interlude at Canary Wharf. 

Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to the boat’s original departure point and capture photographs of legendary sites during the return sail.
Itinerary
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Thames Rockets
Step on board at the world famous London Eye Pier and get ready for an adventure like no other!
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Thames River
Take to the river 21st century style - with just 12 passengers on board this is an up close and personal experience form start to finish.
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Houses of Parliament
Your on board guide will be your ally on this great adventure regaling you with tales of London's history.
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Big Ben
See the sights from the comfort of a small group tour on a high spec vehicle!
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St. Paul's Cathedral
Our vessels are small and manoeuvrable meaning you will get closer than on any other boat tour.
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
See the world famous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre as you sail along the iconic river.
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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
Spot famous landmarks around the city whilst on-board and don't forget to capture some great photos.
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The View from The Shard
See the tallest building in London and hold on tight before you blast up to 30 knots.
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Tower of London
Whoop and cheer as you bounce across the wake. This is sightseeing like no other!
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Tower Bridge
Our comic guides will share some interesting facts with you whilst you sail past many famous landmarks.
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Canary Wharf
Zoom up to 30 knots (35mph) around Canary Wharf and the Docklands.
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Thames Rockets
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London.

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  • "You won’t get wet btw just be prepared for lots of wind!" See review
  • "Well worth it, wrap up though as it gets a bit chilly when the rocket gets going !!" See review

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Carry on up The Thames
Yvonne_M
, Jan 2022
Seeing the sites of London from the water: Good 80 mins spent with a mixture speeding & pottering Lucky with the weather in Jan Crisp but Sunny
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We had an amazing...
meraal_k
, Jan 2022
We had an amazing experience. Bill and Brad were amazing and made the experience even better. They were very funny and the boat ride was so fun
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Thanks Bill
Mahum_S
, Jan 2022
Bill was wonderful, he really did make our experience even better along with our driver I forgot his name oops but he was lovely aswell , bless them both thankyou ! Lovely experience.
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Great experience!!!
Matt_N
, Jan 2022
High speed adrenaline followed by fun facts about London. Very friendly staff, we were looked after by Bill and Nick. Great job guys!!
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Highly recommend!!
Sharon_S
, Jan 2022
Our female host was happy, informative and extremely accommodating. Highly recommend!! LOved hearing about snippets of London along the Thames then after Tower Bridge the speed was amazing! Great to blow the cobwebs of 2021 away! Feel so refreshed afterwards!
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Fun on the Thames
Linda_S
, Dec 2021
Bill and Richard were great they made it fun and enjoyable great commentary along the way will be doing it again next year
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Fun , Fast and Unforgettable
Kate_S
, Dec 2021
Chris and the crew were warm , engaging and really helpful ! Full of fun and made the whole experience upbeat !!
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Excellent birthday treat for my wife and family. Wonderful friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thanks 🙏 we will be back
Mike_P
, Dec 2021
We want to thank Joe, Chris and Issy who looked after us from when we arrived until the end of our trip. Our trip was a birthday treat for my beautiful wife and our family. It was a wonderful exhilarating experience which started slowly, past the Houses of Parliament and then downriver at a reasonable pace with Joe explaining places of interest. Past HMS Belfast and the Tower of London and my daughter said “This is really nice but it’s not very fast dad” then all of a sudden Bang and we were doing 35 Miles an hour and weaving left and right across the Thames with fast themed music playing. Then a big U turn and back towards Tower Bridge. We stopped under the bridge and the entire boat sang Happy Birthday. With this echo ringing in our ears we sailed back up past more monuments to arrive back within the hour. Excellent value and a wonderful experience. If you have been thinking of doing this then don’t wait. You wont regret it. Mike and family.
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What a thrill.
Marie_F
, Dec 2021
An amazing experience. Well worth the money. Really friendly, funny and knowledgable staff made the experience even better, thanks to Maximilian and Roddy. My family of 4 loved it
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Worth every penny. Fantastic.
Helena_L
, Dec 2021
Fantastic crew made extra special by singing happy birthday to my friend! Great experience would thoroughly recommend. Than you. Helena Lane
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