High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

Greater London, United Kingdom
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From USD 68.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 50 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered 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

What's Included

  • Professional skipper
  • Expert guide
  • Lifejacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Thames Rockets
    Boarding Gate One, The London Eye Millennium Pier, London SE1 7PB, UK

    The London Eye 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

London Eye (Pass By)

Thames River (Pass By)

Houses of Parliament (Pass By)

Big Ben (Pass By)

St. Paul's Cathedral (Pass By)

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (Pass By)

30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) (Pass By)

The View from The Shard (Pass By)

Tower of London (Pass By)

Tower Bridge (Pass By)

Canary Wharf (Pass By)

HMS Belfast (Pass By)

SEA LIFE London Aquarium (Pass By)

The London Dungeon (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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We really enjoyed this trip on the Thames. The crew were really helpful and made the trip fun and informative. The boat was really fast and so much better than being on a normal boat sight seeing trip. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for something that bit different


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Great experience. Really fun
Marcos_G, May 2023
It was really fun the experience, both Jeff and Mike were great. We’ll repeat next time in London. I’ll recomend to everyone
Katie_W, May 2023
STACEY AND MIKE were absolutely fabulous ! We had the best time with our boys,, we surprised them for their 18th birthday. Thanks so much! Great memories for us all.
Must do experience
Sam_M, May 2023
Absolutely amazing experience! Geoff was awesome and knew so much about everything and Nick was a great skipper. Got us all back in one piece! Definitely recommend 👍
Best time EVER!
Serina_C, May 2023
Geoff and Nick were amazing! We had the absolute best time and plan to come again and also refer friends and family.
Cray rainy speedy trip
Brian_H, May 2023
The trip started with crazy rain and challenging passengers - but both the SPEED and the staff turn it around to a really great experience!
Thames Rapid River trip
Rodney_S, May 2023
We really enjoyed this trip on the Thames. The crew were really helpful and made the trip fun and informative. The boat was really fast and so much better than being on a normal boat sight seeing trip. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for something that bit different
Underwhelming, personally though
Sagar_V, Apr 2023
Slightly underwhelming. Had expected more tour guide talking over just the experience of a speedboat.
Fred_P, Apr 2023
Ross and the Skipper were totally awesome! Ross had the "off the norm trivia" and the ride was done very safe.... both made for a perfect motor boat tour of an industrial river!!
The kids loved it!
Beth_S, Apr 2023
We took our 11 and 15 year old children on the Rocket Thames cruise and they loved it. Our guide, Ed, was outgoing and funny. Our driver, John, was a pro. It was one of the kids favorite activities in London.
Fast and Furious
Yesenia_T, Apr 2023
Best way to sight see and get a thrill ride at the same time!!! We absolutely enjoyed this experience and had smiles from ear to ear!!!
The Thames Rocket.
Karen_K, Apr 2023
All four of us had an absolute fantastic ride. We were extremely well looked after and felt very safe. Such. Brilliant way to spend an hour.
Fun ride!
Amy_C, Apr 2023
Really fun! We really enjoyed the trip, both the speedy part and the slow ride, i.e. the tour. Our guide Ross, was very engaging and funny. Definitely recommend it!!
Amazing, Amazing Fun
Penelope_H, Apr 2023
Although the weather was wet and windy and the Thames very rough we had a great ride. Probably even better as water to rough we had super time. Thank You, Thoroughly recommend to All.
Wow speed and fun
Hayley_L, Apr 2023
The best experience we have had in London. We are booking to come in the summer to do this again. The crew were excellent, very knowledgable and funny. This made the trip.
Great alternative for...
Alan_Y, Apr 2023
Great alternative for cruising the Thames; thanks for the sharing of history and stories along both sides of TBR Thames by Stacey and Brad. A super fun ride for 45 mins
Joey and Nathan were the...
Kayla_H, Apr 2023
Joey and Nathan were the best hosts. They were funny and made sure we had a great experience. It was the perfect weather and loved getting the little tour about a lot of buildings on the way back
Thames speedboat
DeborahLeighty, Apr 2023
Loved it!!!! Great way to see London Sights speeding down the Thames a great trip. I highly recommend .
Must do!
Dawn_B, Mar 2023
Geoff, Tom and Geoff were awesome, making the trip fun! The boat ride was exciting and absolutely a must do!!
Weather Dependable
Ryan_K, Mar 2023
Rained the entire morning. The trip itself is very dependent on weather. Miserable time if the sun isn’t out.
Making the most out of Thames river with the mind-blowing experience of the Rocket Speedboat
George_M, Feb 2023
Making the most out of Thames river with the mind-blowing experience of the Rocket Speedboat with the stunning crew guiding us through Thames' riverbanks history and literally coming through the great embrace of Great Britain's most beloved river that London Town is jewelled with!

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