Thames Rockets speedboat tour

South Bank and Waterloo


Thames Rockets

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



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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.

People sat in rows with life jackets on and their hands up on a speedboat trip down a river

What happens on the high-speed ride 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 does the tour depart from?

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

High angle shot of the back of a boat down the Thames, with people having fun with their hands up in the air

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.

Prices and opening times

Adult ticket From £44.95 per ticket

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm