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Thames Rockets are the freshest, funniest and most professional speedboat tour operator in the UK. Offering the most unique and special way to see the river and sight-see the capital from your own exclusive viewing platform – a 12.5 metre speedboat! Are you ready? We are…
Originally London RIB Voyages, Thames Rockets took to the river Thames in 2006 becoming the first ever speedboat tour operator in London. Within a matter of months our first award ‘Small Business of the Year’ was proudly mounted on our now overflowing mantelpiece, quickly followed with the ‘Best New Tourist Attraction: Gold Award’ from VisitLondon. Soon after came Five Stars from the famous Timeout magazine.
Before long our customers returned with their friends, and friends of friends. Word soon spread to TripAdvisor and over the next 8 years the five star reviews flooded in. 2014 saw Thames Rockets crowned as the #1 activity in London – all thanks to our valued passengers taking to the internet to shout about our unique brand of off-beat humour and 21st century sightseeing. It didn’t stop there – most recently we entered the Hall of Fame after receiving our 5th consecutive Certificate of Excellence. Speedy by name, speedy by nature!
We are always on hand and ready to bring you and your friends, family and colleagues on Rocket experiences through the most famous city on Earth. Revved up and raring to fly, come and see why we are the #1 ‘thing to do’ in London.
We’ve always enjoyed our residence at the iconic London Eye, and now operate out of St Katharine Pier next to the amazing Tower Bridge. So wherever you may be in London you can always catch a ride on board any of our renowned experiences. It’s all there – sightseeing, adrenaline, thrills, spills, wakes and bumps each and every time.
Over 65,000 passengers took to our fleet last year alone. With numbers like that there really is no point in accepting imitations of this truly outstanding attraction. With the best tour guides, the most talented skippers and the freshest Rockets in town our experience and know-how means you are guaranteed the best service – all with the added personal touch that keeps our amazing customers returning year after year.
No advertising – simply word of mouth means we believe in our product fully, as do our passengers. 100% of our bookings come from our customers. We really couldn’t do it without them!
The Thames Rockets commitment to our passenger experience remains #1. Our commitment to safety is consistently #1. Your enjoyment always #1. Why settle for anything less? Find out more about how we make sightseeing in London easy here.
"They're fast, they're slick, they're comfortable and the Big New Thing on
"This is brilliant, absolutely brilliant"
"Everyone's talking about the thrill of a London Rockets tour"
"What a fantastic experience, we didn't want this to end!"
"A brilliant introduction to London for visitors"
"Professionalism through and through"
Children will be able to sit normally in perfect safety beside their (responsible) adult. They can sit on your lap if you like or next to you on their seat. Straps or safety belts are not required for this experience.
Our guides are all professional performers. They adapt their guiding to suit whoever is aboard. They have been handpicked to ensure our customers young and old get maximum enjoyment from our trips.
We have baby life jackets, toddlers, small children’s, children’s and teenagers. We have life jackets for all sizes and weights. All our life jackets are required by license to meet commercial safety standards and are serviced on a reguar basis.
We operate under strict licensing from the Maritime Coastguard Agency, The Port of London and our own internal Domestic Safety Management Code. All our voyages follow a passage plan and have been appropriately risk assessed. You couldn't be in safer hands on the Thames. Our management team have vast knowledge and most importantly experience in the health and safety of customers in a commercial industry. Your safety on our Thames river tours is our priority, followed closely by your complete enjoyment.
Yes it is easy for less mobile customers to travel with us and we aims to include everyone. Thames Rockets vessels have been designed to make access as straight forward as possible. Each vessel has a boarding platform at the bow, which is the same height as the London Eye pier. There is also a boarding handrail to provide support if required.
Buggies and pushchairs are permitted onto the Thames Rockets where space is available but please note these will need to be collapsed. If space is not available on the vessel, these can be left behind with our Boarding Manager but please remove all valuables.
First class w/c (including disabled) and changing facilities are available in The London Eye (County Hall) for Thames Rockets customers.