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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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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 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.
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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
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
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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
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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
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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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Traveler Tips

  • "You won’t get wet btw just be prepared for lots of wind!" See review
  • "Well worth it, wrap up though as it gets a bit chilly when the rocket gets going !!" See review


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Fantastic experience, loved every minute of it
, Jun 2021
This was a very pleasant, fun and exciting ride. We loved the guided tour part as well as a high speed ride with a cool music. It exceeded our expectations and we were left wanting for more. Mark and Adam were professional, friendly and fun.
, Jun 2021
They guys were fun and accommodating and a thrill seeking advent. defo not for the faint hearted but it was a good experience for me.
Fun and facts.
, Jun 2021
Great fun with lots of interesting facts by Mark (with a K) Brilliant driving by Simon. Very well organised. Very safe and stable RIB. Good weather too.
The high speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
, Jun 2021
It was amazing. I booked this for my boyfriends 18th birthday and we both absolutely loved it. I would defend do this again
, Jun 2021
We had a wonderful experience with Bill & Phil who were outstanding guides. Weather was perfect and the whole experience fun. What a way to see the city with the whole family and the boys ages 5 and 9 will never forget the experience. Great fun 🤩 great guides and lots of speed 🤘
Loved it!
, Jun 2021
Absolutely amazing experience and amazing tour guides. The weather was beautiful which was a bonus. Highly recommended
Amazing! Thanks
, Jun 2021
The boat guide was excellent! Giving interesting commentary and keeping the kids entertained. Kids and I had a fantastic time!
Amazing day at the Thames
, Jun 2021
Amazing staff, amazing experience! Highly recommended for all!!! Whether you are alone, or with young children/teens, the friendly staff will make sure you are well looked after.
Fabulous Ride
, May 2021
Kilham the guide was fabulous the whole ride was exciting and definitely a bucket list ticked off absolutely fantastic 😀
Thames trip
, May 2021
we really enjoyed the boat trip! it was very interesting to hear all the different facts about london too. when we sped up, it was so much fun and the music added to the atmosphere. we had a great time and would reccommend this trip to anyone who loves high speeds !!!

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