Thames Rockets

Captain Kidd's Canary Wharf Voyage tour. Image courtesy of Thames Rockets.
Experience the thrill of a speedboat sightseeing tour with Thames Rockets.


Take in some of London’s major landmarks from your seat on a Thames Rockets’ RIB speedboat.

What is Thames Rockets?

The Thames Rockets experience takes you on an exhilarating, speedy ride on a rigid inflatable boat. Enjoy speeds up to 35 miles per hour (55km per hour), while whizzing by top London landmarks on one of the available tours.

What happens on the Thames Rockets experience?

Board the Thames Rockets RIB speedboat, buckle in and prepare to explore a bunch of London facts, as expert guides share their vast knowledge. Shortly after, be taken on a speedy ride on the Thames, and soak in epic vistas along the way.

Pick from tours such as the Ultimate High Speed Adventure, a 50-minute tour that takes you past sights such as Big Ben and Tower Bridge, and the Thames Barrier Boat Adventure where your journey takes you right up to the magnificent Thames Barrier.

For the little ones, there’s Captain Kidd’s Canary Wharf Voyage.

Where can I take the Thames Rockets from?

The speedboat departs from boarding gate one at The London Eye Pier.

How long is the experience?

Depending on the tour of choice, the entire experience lasts from 50 to 80 minutes.

How much are the tickets?

Tickets cost £44.95 and £54.95 for adults, and from £29.95 to £40.95 for children.

How can I book tickets?

Book tickets for Thames Rockets experience online.

Important information

COVID-19: You’ll find social distancing and other safety measures in place at this attraction. For more information, check direct with the venue ahead of your visit.

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Prices and opening times

Adult ticket From £44.95 per ticket

Seasonal, peak pricing may apply.

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Venue Details & Map

Thames Rockets

The London Eye Pier, Boarding Gate One, Southbank
+44 (0)20 7928 8933

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Ramps with handrail within building
Ramps within building
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Steps with handrail within building
Access into the Building
Ramps from parking area to entrance
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Steps with handrails to entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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