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Thames Rockets speedboat tour

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, high-speed ride along the Thames 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 many tours.

What happens on the Thames Rockets experience?

Board the Thames Rockets RIB speedboat, buckle in and prepare to enjoy London facts, as expert guides share their vast knowledge. Then, prepare for the speed to crank up and enjoy a thrilling ride on the Thames, soaking in epic views along the way.

Pick from tours such as the Ultimate London 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 Thames Barrier. 

For the little ones, there’s Captain Kidd’s Canary Wharf Voyage, which is accompanied with feel-good tunes, as it passes HMS Belfast, Tate Modern and more riverside attractions. 

Where can I take the Thames Rockets from?

The Thames Rockets speedboat tours depart from Boarding Gate 1 at The London Eye Pier.

How long is the experience?

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

How much are the tickets?

Ticket prices vary depending on the tour, but start at £44.95 for adults, and £29.95 for children.

How can I book tickets?

You can book tickets for Thames Rockets on its website.

Important information

COVID-19: This attraction may have entry requirements and safety measures in place. For more information, check direct with the venue ahead of your visit.

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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