Thames Rockets 80 minute Thames Barrier Explorer’s Voyage RIB experience is only for the most adventurous of daredevils. This RIB experience offers the most premium sightseeing in London ever – see every major sight from the majesty of Parliament to the strength of the Thames Barrier all whilst on-board the fastest and most exciting speedboats in the capital.
Boarding at the world famous London Eye you and your canny crew will embark upon the most memorable RIB experience of your life. Get comfy on the 12.5 metre fibreglass Rocket and get ready to rock out and roll on to the river that has shaped 2000 years of horribly hilarious history! Alongside you every step of the way, our guides will be ensuring laughs are aplenty. They like nothing more than to surprise you with the most unusual stories and funniest events ever to take place along the river Thames (and most of what they say is true!). You see, as well as being top notch stand-up comics and actors, they are also secret history geeks who get a kick out of telling you the stories you weren’t taught in school.
Once they’ve filled your head with a bit of light history, it’s time for the main event. Feel the engines roar and hold on to your hair-do’s as we prepare to take off! Feel the g’s as we propel you at 30 knots (35mph!) down the most famous waterway in the world – the river Thames! Twist and turn past Canary Wharf and onto maritime Greenwich with our trademark Thames Rockets tunes to keep you dancing in your seats. Once past Greenwich enjoy the vista of the Thames Barrier loom into view and marvel at the 8th wonder of the world. Close your eyes, catch your breath and adjust your hair. You’re about to turn around and do it all again.
Suitable for anyone who knows what is good for them, this is an 80 minute RIB experience of pure adrenaline fuelled fun at 30 knots.
This is the Thames Barrier Explorer’s Voyage. Are you ready?
Safety on board
You will undergo a safety briefing on site. Wet weather gear is provided for all ages and sizes. The tour runs in all weather conditions.
Please be aware that only in the event of poor visibility (for example, thick fog) may a trip be cancelled at very short notice. Very rarely, when a vessel has not reached its minimum sailing capacity, we will contact you the day before to amend your tour time to the nearest available slot.
Medical conditions : All boats can experience unpredictable movements that can aggravate any existing medical conditions. Please check beforehand. Thames Rockets do not accept expectant mothers aboard at any stage of pregnancy and do not accept any liability for personal injury, or injury to others and/or loss damage.
In order to gain entry you must present a printed copy of your voucher.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A CONFIRMATION. We have acknowledged your request and you will be sent a separate ticket by email with your confirmed time slot and reservation number.. Please ensure that you take this reservation number and ticket with you to the venue, as admittance will only be permitted with this ticket.
Only in the event of poor visibility (for example, thick fog) may a trip be cancelled at very short notice. Very rarely, when a vessel has not reached its minimum sailing capacity, we will contact you the day before to amend your tour time to the nearest available slot.
Please take your voucher/confirmation to the ticket office along with photo ID for entrance to The Ultimate London Adventure.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time to exchange your vouchers.
Meeting point: Boarding Gate One, London Eye Millennium Pier, London SE1 7PB, at least 15 minutes before your departure time and look for Thames Rockets staff.
The Waterloo Millennium Pier is directly underneath and part of the London Eye. If you are looking at the London Eye to your right there is a ramp leading down to the pier. Above the ramp there is a sign saying ‘Discover London by the River’. Please do not wait at the boats ticket booth. Follow the pier down to Boarding Gate 1.