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

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Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise in London

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 20-06-22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise in London
One way, contactless, socially distanced check-in. Outdoor attraction, passengers sit in pairs forward facing, side by side. Vessels operate at recommended capacity guidance. Passengers from different booking groups will not be paired together. Handrails and lifejackets sanitized (every departure).
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Updated 20-06-22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Ditch the leisurely pace of traditional sightseeing cruises in favor of a high-speed RIB boat ride on the Thames River—the most exhilarating way to see London’s riverside sights. Unlike other high-speed cruises, this ride operates entirely within the “Thames High-Speed Zone,” meaning you are able to travel at super speeds for the entire experience. Plus, a small group limited to 12 means ensures you receive personalized attention from your guide.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    London Bridge City Pier
    United Kingdom
    Departure Point: London Bridge City Pier, Central London, SE1 2QP. Directions: The pier situated close to London Bridge, City Hall, Hay's Galleria, HMS Belfast and Borough Market and The Shard. Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
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  • Pass by
    Thames Rockets
    Thames River
    Tower Bridge
    Canary Wharf
    Cutty Sark
    Greenwich
    The Thames Barrier
  • You'll end at
    London Bridge City Pier
    United Kingdom
    Departure Point: London Bridge City Pier, Central London, SE1 2QP. Directions: The pier situated close to London Bridge, City Hall, Hay's Galleria, HMS Belfast and Borough Market and The Shard. Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Return point: Returns to original departure point
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Opt for an exhilarating sightseeing cruise experience on the Thames River
  • Ride without speed limits in the river's high-speed zone
  • Small group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
What to Expect
After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, make your own way to a docking point along the Thames River and receive a safety briefing from your guide. Climbing on board your rigid inflatable boat (RIB), set off along the Thames River at high velocity to a soundtrack of British rock classics. Zoom past Tower Bridge, the O2 Arena, and the Cutty Sark and reach speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph), as your skipper performs exhilarating wave jumps and sharp turns. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
London Bridge City Pier, United Kingdom
Duration
40m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional skipper
  • Guide
  • Lifejacket
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 15 years must be accompanied by an adult, minim age is 10 years
  • All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
  • Not 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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tamara b wrote a review May 4
London, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
Great trip on the Thames today. What a way to see London. Everyone on board had fun. Bill and Adam were on our boat today and both were brilliant and made the experience so much fun. Really impressed with the whole operation. Will definitely be going again and plan to
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Lauren K wrote a review May 2
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We did the Explorers Voyage Trip and loved it! We had Bill and Simon on our boat, who were both amazing and made the experience so enjoyable! We started by having a mini sightseeing tour where I learnt so much about London, and then once we got past a certain bridge we went full
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Date of experience: May 2021
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LeeMurrell wrote a review May 1
London10 contributions2 helpful votes
It was really professional and well organised. Very Covid safe 10/10. I was really impressed with Bill and Simon, genuinely funny and entertaining throughout. A good mix of tour vs speedboat action! Kids loved it, grins all the way!!
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Cataylor71 wrote a review Apr. 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
What a brilliant time we had today with Thames Rockets. Our guide Geoff was brilliant, fun and professional in pointing out the best of London and our driver Adam made sure that our hearts were certainly pounding after a truly adrenaline-filled race along the Thames accompanied
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Shovel100 wrote a review Apr. 2021
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Absolutely incredible. After months of lockdown it really felt like freedom as we sped down the Thames. We didn’t stop laughing. Simon and Bill were amazing - everything felt so safe. I learnt a lot of new facts about London. Will definitely go again.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Nicky19713
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Fabulous! And even the hail didn’t dampen spirits!
We had such a great trip. Phil and Phil were the perfect double act! Phil no 1 was funny and knowledgeable and read
CyclingAnnie
CyclingAnnie
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10 year old birthday party
We hired a boat for our 10 year old’s birthday party. Bill and Phil were so good at putting on a great ride for us
307helenw
307helenw
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Exciting boat trip along the Thames
We took the 80 minute Thames barrier boat trip. From putting on your life jackets to disembarking we had fun. I
Tour629357
Tour629357
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Great boat ride
Great experience on the Thames with Geoff and Adam. Loved the ride, the music and the stories. Would highly recomme
Tyrone S
Tyrone S
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Great low risk adrenaline sightseeing thrill
Ginger Mike and the crew made sure we had a memorial trip. So enjoyable to be so lose to the water level skimminv a
1745395
1745395
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great experience
Geoff and Nick made the day for us. great talk great speed and it just made us so happy to be in London. It was the
samanthawC3898FM
samanthawC3898FM
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Amazing
Had an absolutely amazing experience with Geoff and Simon on Thursday the 13, 2021 Geoff made it with his banter an
Kerryburr123
Kerryburr123
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Great fun on the Thames!
Relief from the gloom of lockdown. Exhilarating high-speed bit with lots of humour and quirky stats & info during t
emmiesmart
emmiesmart
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An excellent experience
Our hosts Mike and Geoff were excellent! Really funny really interested in us! The tour was exceptional and the boa
woodwardgary
woodwardgary
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Such amazing fun
A great experience and such nice people. Very informative about London but in a fun way. Worth going for a fun trip
vix882021
vix882021
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Amazing experience!
I can’t even put into words the way this experience made me so happy! It was surreal and I actually felt like I was
Y2997YGcharlottes
Y2997YGcharlottes
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Fantastic birthday treat!
Absolutely fantastic surprise treat for my sons 13th birthday celebrations. We booked a private charter - Exclusive
davidaQ5761QO
davidaQ5761QO
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Exhilarating fun
Great fun and very well delivered, with friendly and informative staff. Helpful booking team and great crew Thank
stefanoq14
stefanoq14
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A great river ride!
We hired the boat for a private 50mins experience as a present for our 10 years old son. Everything run like clockw
paultJ3647MG
paultJ3647MG
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This really was the greatest show
The Thames rocket was absolutely fantastic, an amazing experience that didn't disappoint, our guide up river was bi
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  • Duration: 40m
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