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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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iconOffered in: English


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

The Queen's Walk, London SE1 7PB, UK

The Pier is located directly underneath the London Eye, the ‘Boat ticket sales and entrance’ is on the right hand-side. Please do not queue at the ticket office as you have already pre-booked tickets, head straight down onto the floating pontoon towards Boarding Gate One.

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
See all safety measures taken by High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London.
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
See all safety measures taken by High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London.
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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Great high speed thrills
, Sep 2021
What a fab experience, starts off slowly with a bit of history from an entertaining guide, then when the speed limit is allowed to increase, you absolutely fly !! Shame in some ways that we had rain, but it did kind of add to the experience. Highly recommend.
, Sep 2021
Excellent Loved it , trilling and exciting , lovely scenic views , good value for money and great organisation
Thames Rocket
, Sep 2021
Loved the speed!! Way better than your typical river cruise/tour, great fun! Thumbs up for Max and Nick!
, Sep 2021
Roddy and Matt were brilliant crew they kept us well entertained and were great fun. Loved the experience. Would definitely do it again.
Adding a splash of fun
, Sep 2021
Just great fun, the kids loved the whole experience and I learned a few things about London. Great team too
, Sep 2021
The professionalism of the 2 Crew. Excellent steering by Roddy and a entertaining and informative hosting by Bill. The boat was in good condition and you felt safe throughout the trip. The fast section was awesome.
Amazing River Cruise
, Sep 2021
Excellent river cruise. All of my family enjoyed this. Many thanks for the tour and high speed ride. We would definitely be booking again.
Fantastic experience
, Sep 2021
It was amazing from start to finish max the guide was excellent informative and funny and really made the trip interesting and roddy the skipper too , the thrill of the speed and the interesting facts about the London attractions just made it a fantastic experience .
Fast, furious and hilarious!
, Sep 2021
I purchased this experience as a gift for my partners birthday and it didn’t disappoint! The ride was absolutely incredible, and made even better by the hilarious Bill! He was absolutely fantastic and left us regularly in stitches! The ride in itself was fast, furious and a huge adrenaline rush .. exactly what we were after! I could not recommend the experience and it’s staff highly enough! If I could give more than 5 stars I would!
Brilliant ride!
, Sep 2021
Had a great time, Nick and the driver made it fun and v informative too! Would defiantly recommend it.

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