High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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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.

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Duration: 50 minutes
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Expert guide
Professional skipper

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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
  • Without exception pregnant passengers CANNOT travel

  • All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience's local time.
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February 21, 2024
Brilliant, fun adventure in central London! Conveniently located start point. Water proof ponchos were an extra layer of warmth and kept us mostly dry. Safety gear helpfully explained. Worried children settled with excellent humour. Geoff and John (sorry skipper if I’ve not remembered your name correctly) were an excellent guide and driver. We had so much fun flying about after Tower Bridge. It was unfortunately a wet day but the safety goggles help us to keep our eyes open. Loved the tunes. Tour on the way back was interesting and I saw the houses of parliament from a new view point. All staff were super friendly and I’m sure my ski gear/shorts wearing son will shout out Geoff’s name whenever he see a rocket on the river in London again and will probably get another wave! Thanks so much for a fun birthday treat. Totally recommend this kids 10, 13 and 15.
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February 20, 2024
This was a great experience - something different to do in London! We’ve done London lots, but this was something new and seeing the sights from the river was a new way of looking at the city. We went late afternoon and it was great to see sunset over London on the way out and lit up London in the dark on the way back. Your guide Joey was entertaining and knew his stuff - lots of interesting facts about places we passed. The high-speed part after Tower Bridge was great fun. Not particularly a water fan but this felt very safe. Joey and driver Tom organised a happy birthday singalong for us and another guest with a birthday under Tower Bridge followed by an unexpected gin in a tin to finish the trip!
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Gembrini L
February 17, 2024
We did the trip with a 7 year old and 8 year old, was the highlight of our trip to London. Such big smiles on all of our faces! Our trip was with Quinny and Joey who work for Thames Rockets, lovely and very knowledgeable about the sights we passed. Value for money and lots of fun.
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February 17, 2024
Took my 14 year old son and we loved it. Felt very safe in the care of Joey and skipper Quinny. Had a good mix of thrilling, relaxing and informative - some interesting facts about London at the end of the ride.
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February 17, 2024
This was the best thing I have ever done I. London! Amazing way to see the sights and the boat ride is hilarious and exhilarating. Massive thanks to Bill and Quinny, they must have done this a thousand times but totally made the experience feel unique.
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