Break the Barrier (40 mins)

 10,343 reviews

Break the Barrier has secured its place undeniably on the river as the ultimate ‘all speed’ Thames river cruise.

Take to the water 21st century style as you board your own cutting edge high speed Rocket in the shadow of the iconic Tower Bridge. Thames Rockets have always been about innovative, up-to-date and leading experiences. Break the Barrier is undoubtedly no exception.

Travel through time with tunes ranging from the modern day back to the 1960’s. There’s something for everyone as you strap yourselves in for a ‘rocket ride’ down memory lane. Settle in and hold on tight for 40 minutes of nothing but twists and turns, of rocks and rolls through the docklands, past maritime Greenwich, round the legendary O2 arena and beyond to the mighty Thames Barrier and back.

This London river cruise is certainly all about the ride. All with a medley of the last 6 decades of hits blended with that little bit of rocket magic that has made us #1 on TripAdvisor for over 10 years. You’ll be singing along as you bounce across the wake. You’ll be dancing like a disco queen as we take you on a super special speedy spin.

From Sinatra to Sia you can experience the hippest hits and the hardest turns. For that reason Break the Barrier is the trip for those daring enough to experience what can truly be achieved on a Thames Rocket speedboat. Thanks to our custom built 880hp twin four stroke engines (and with a little help from our highly experienced skipper team) we’ll take you there… fast!

As ever our comedian guides are on hand ready to keep the banter flowing. They love nothing more than to settle you in and watch you scream with joy. Treat your loved ones (and yourself!) to the very best of all the things to do in London.

Fast, it’s furious, it’s a world first.

All new and revved up for 2021.

Break the Barrier.

It’s ready? Are you?

*Break the Barrier departures are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from London Bridge City Pier.

Due to accesibility at London Bridge City Pier this experience is not suitable for whelechair users.

"Great Trip!!"

Fantastic trip today! Andy & Ginger Mike made us feel very welcome... Ginger Mike's stories were fab. A great way to start my birthday! Scream if you want to go faster!! Highly recommend!!


"Totally brilliant Rocket Ride!"

Booked with these guys on a beautiful day in between Christmas and New Year - the sun was shining though and we had an awesome trip down the Thames. Intend to go back this summer with some friends and this time go as far as we can!



It was fantastic - such a great time and completely unexpected! The speedboat was fantastic and what made it even better was the guide. Really good value - will def be back - thank you Thames Rockets!


What you'll see

  • Tower Bridge
  • Canary Wharf
  • The O2
  • Greenwich
  • Thames Barrier
Date of travel

05 - 12 - 2021

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Adult from
(RRP £46.95)
10 - 14 yrs
Private and exclusive