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

Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise in London

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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.
You'll start at
London Bridge City Pier
SE1 2QP, UKDeparture 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
    Pass by Thames River
    Pass by Tower Bridge
    Pass by Canary Wharf
    Pass by Cutty Sark
    Pass by Greenwich
    Pass by The Thames Barrier
You'll end at
London Bridge City Pier
SE1 2QP, UKDeparture 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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  • 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. After donning a life jacket and 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, SE1 2QP, UK
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional skipper
  • Guide
  • Use of a lifejacket and waterproof gear
  • 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
  • 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 10 years
  • All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Pat B wrote a review May 20
Aylesford, United Kingdom1 contribution
What a fantastic 70th birthday treat from my friends. Was very dubious at first as i don’t normally like the ferry but speeding down the River Thames was something else. Thank you to all that made my birthday so memorable.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Jodie C wrote a review May 16
2 contributions
Had a fantastic time with friends and will definitely be back to do this again. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgable which really made the experience a lot of fun. I would thoroughly recommend this, thank you Thames Rockets for showing us such a great time!
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Date of experience: September 2019
Jess B wrote a review May 1
1 contribution
Me and my boyfriend had a great trip with Thames Rockets on the River Thames! A fun boat trip with twists and turns and good tunes as well as some great insight and stories of the historical buildings and areas surrounding the Thames too! All in all a great experience and this
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Date of experience: June 2019
Oliver Maclean wrote a review Apr. 2020
United Kingdom1 contribution
Been twice now and great fun both times! Bill and Simon provided a funny, interesting and extingly fast way to see London from the river. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun day out in London
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jessica L wrote a review Mar. 2020
43 contributions19 helpful votes
We were greeted by Lovely, humorous staff (Greg and Bill I think!) who equipped us for the ride. They were fab and super friendly. The boat trip was great (if maybe a little slower than I had hoped) and we thoroughly enjoyed! Would absolutely recommend for anyone visiting the
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By: Thames Rockets
Fantastic experience!
I bought this as a Christmas present for my three sons in their 20s and their girlfriends. The hosts were entertain
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007 meets Baywatch
Awesome fun for old and young. Been a few times now - even in a monsoon downpour of a British summer day. Stayed dr
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Brilliant unique experience
Wonderful, thrilling and exciting alternative to sightseeing around London, taking in key landmarks in a fun and di
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Enjoyed all the ride but the best was at maximum speed and when tilted until we touched the water. Great!
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Absolutely fabulous. Guides are very knowledgeable and witty in their commentary and when the craft passes the poli
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Hold On Tight.......
Fantastic experience! Very energetic and entertaining. Our second visit and hopefully another this summer, if we ar
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Amazing Trip
Excellent and funny team and speed boat tour. Had a brilliant time. Will be booking another trip for sure. We all e
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Great family adventure!
We had an amazing time onboard the Thames Rocket - my 7 year old absolutely loved it especially when we went full t
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Great fun
Absolutely great time on the boat with mates before a night out. Got some sites in great humour from the guide and
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Had a great time going up and down the Thames in style
Had a great experience going up and down the Thames seeing the sights of london as the sun went down. The crew was
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Excellent trip!!
Went on the trip with my dad in March, had a great time on the boat. Guide was amazing and speed section thrilling,
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Go for the trip to the barrier if you can.
We booked the most commonly sold trip - 'The Ultimate London' 50 minute trip. It was good, but after doing it, it
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Excellent adventure!
Couldn't rate this experience higher, from purchasing tickets to stepping off the boat at the end of the trip. The
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Simply the best way to see London
Thames Rocket late trip back in January was awesome. It just simply the best way to see London sights but with a tw
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I had the pleasure of going on a Thames Rockets trip back in February. Despite the miserable weather, the enthusias
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