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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon50 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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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Departure Point

London Eye Pier, South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK

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, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London.

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All of it
James
, Sep 2020
really enjoyed this experience, amy was great and knew her stuff and simon was great as well. Highly recommend this trip
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Happy times
Darren_H
, Sep 2020
I can honestly say I had the time of my life big up the river rocket team , good entertainment and a good laugh, much love And hope to see you guys soon again
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Best Thames High Speedboat experience ever!!
Damon_E
, Aug 2020
An absolutely amazing trip !! We all thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to our friends in a heartbeat ... big shout out to Tom and Richard who were simply fantastic!!
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Do it!
Steve_J
, Aug 2020
Brilliant experience. Funny city commentary, fantastic to speed around, leaping the waves. The boomong soundtrack was spot on. Highly recommended.
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The speeding!
Rodolphe_B
, Aug 2020
Such a fun experience! Our tour guide was Bill and he seemed to be truly passionate about London. We saw the city like never before. A must do when we have visitors!
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Speedy treat - still recovering!
Mkm118
, Feb 2020
Great experience - real adrenaline rush, with a good guide and crew, warm and funny, really out you at ease. Would highly recommend and would gladly pay to go again.
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High speed fun
kellystopher
, Feb 2020
Great experience. We had great fun and also very educational. The guide was was fun snd informative.
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Treat Day Out for 6 Year Old
Camilla P
, Nov 2019
My son and I have a great time speeding up the Thames despite the awful weather. Dave was a fantastic host and gave interesting commentary on the journey. We will definitely be doing it again!
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So much fun
Stephanie S
, Oct 2019
I had such a great time. This was the last thing I decided to do on my first trip to London! So glad I did. It was so fun blasting through the Thames and listening to great music! I throughly enjoyed myself. I forgot my tour guides name but he was so kind. Talked to everyone on board a bit and did a funny tour of London on the boat and took pictures for us.He even gave us all some beer! 👌🏻 Thank you
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Amazing our tour guide was brilliant kept us laugh all the way and such brilliant facts 10 out of 10
dolancaroline160
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was amazing we never stopped laugh, she had brilliant facts too and boat was so fast, highlight
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