Thames Rockets are delighted to announce our ‘Totally Thames Blast’ is back as part of the Totally Thames Festival 2017, a season of 150+ unmissable events which brings London’s river to life exclusively throughout the month of September with an exciting programme of artistic, cultural, and archaeological activities.

Celebrate this year’s festival on the Thames with a speedy 21st century twist! Thames Rockets are proud to once again be offering an adventure with a modern spin on the #1 speedboats in London.

Step aboard our lightning quick Rockets at St Katharine Pier, in the shadow of the iconic Tower Bridge. Say ‘bon voyage’ to the past as you whizz over ancient Old Father Thames and feel the wind in your hair as we open up the throttles on our 630 horsepower engines!

For 15 minutes you will see how far we have come in over 2 millennia! With music pumping from the speakers, we will twist and turn at speeds of 30 knots around Canary Wharf and the Docklands, pushing our Rockets to the limit in the ultimate high speed Thames taster!

Thames Rockets are the first and original speedboat sightseeing operator in London launching in 2006 and have earned their No.1 ranking on TripAdvisor for over seven years. Early in 2017 Thames Rockets were crowned Visit England’s ‘Family Friendly Attraction of the Year’.

You will be in store for nothing but the fastest, funniest, craziest trip ever!

Rocketing on each of the following days from St Katharine Pier, sailings begin at 11.00 and finish at 17.00 (tickets are subject to availability). Thames Rockets advise during high season to book at least two weeks in advance.

Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September

Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September


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(> 14 years)

(< 14 years)

(2 adults)

(2 adults + 2 children)

“This was a brilliant experience. I took my 15yr old & 11yr old and this was a definite hit. I would recommend for any age group.”

TA Colour

“Had a really great time. There was 6 of us, ages between 15 and 76. Everyone thought it was great and really enjoyed it.”

TA Colour

“Fantastic feeling like flying had a brilliant time – would recommend to anyone.”

TA Colour

Complementary information
  • 15 minute ride
  • 5 sitepoints
  • 35 mph
What you will see
  • Tower Bridge
  • The Shard
  • The Square Mile
  • HMS Belfast
  • St Katharine Docks
  • Wapping River Police HQ
  • Canary Wharf
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