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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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If you’re looking for an exhilarating way to see London’s riverside sights, then opt for a high-speed RIB cruise on the Thames River. In a rigid inflatable boat, soar past the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and Shakespeare’s Globe while listening to a high-octane soundtrack. Once you reach Tower Bridge, your skipper accelerates to speeds of 35 miles-per-hour (55 km-per-hour) and performs sharp turns guaranteed to increase adrenaline levels. Ideal for thrill seekers, this experience also offers multiple departure times.
  • High-speed Thames River cruise in London
  • An unconventional sightseeing experience ideal for thrill seekers 
  • Cruise past the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, and Shakespeare's Globe 
  • Experience high-octane maneuvers and learn about London history
What to Expect
Depending on the start time selected at checkout, make your way to the London Eye Pier to board your RIB. Following a safety briefing, set sail on the Thames River and pass the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare's Globe, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Once you pass Tower Bridge, speed restrictions are lifted and your skipper is free to accelerate to speeds of 35 miles-per-hour (55 kilometer-per-hour). Feel exhilarated as your skipper performs maneuvers such as hairpin bends and figure eights. During slower periods of sailing, listen to commentary that reveals the history of London’s riverside. The tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
London Eye Waterloo Pier, South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional skipper
  • Expert 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 14 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 6 months
  • All seats must be pre-booked with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Simon was the boat captain and Pete was our tour guide and we had a BLAST! Thrills of the rocket boat piloted by Simon, great historical notes and sights pointed out by Pete. The River Thames is a wonderful part of London's geography and seeing so much of the cityscape from the
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The whole experience was BRILLIANT, no queuing or crowds, just fun. Starting with a nice sedate tour of the river with Richard pointing out the sites and giving a great commentary. Followed by Pete who gave us a great demonstration of what the boat can do. The views of the City
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My best friend and I booked this trip after we were let down by Virgin Experiences who cancelled our boat ride at the last minute. We knew from the minute we arrived that it was going to be brilliant. Stacey, the guide and Richard, the skipper were both highly experienced and
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We booked with Thames Rockets because another well-known “experience” company let us down last minute. What a stroke of luck for us, we couldn’t have enjoyed it any more. Stacey, our guide, was brilliant, she really made it stand out. When the boat started to go really fast,
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Our trip down the river Thames was brilliant from the start, from the safety briefing onward it was just fun. The weather was appalling but it did not dampen anyone’s enthusiasm, this was down to the very lovely and funny Bill with the commentary and fascinating facts. Rich the
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