Thames Barrier Explorers Voyage (80 mins)

Thames Barrier Explorers Voyage (80 mins)

 10,343 reviews

London's most premium speedboat experience is here and Thames Rockets are revved up and ready to show you all that the city has to offer. Enjoy ALL the sights, ALL the speeds and the very best of our London tour guides all wrapped up in one incredible London activity! 


  • Duration: 80 minutes

  • Iconic London Thames Rockets speedboat experience

  • Live professional actor/comedian tour guide 

  • All ages welcome


  • 35mph speedboat blast around Canary Wharf, Greenwich & The Thames Barrier

  • Quick-fire guided tour through London

  • Panoramic views of London's most iconic landmarks


  • Check in is 15 minutes before departure 

  • Please ensure to dress appropriately for the weather 

  • Coats and ponchos are available upon request


The London Eye Pier
Boarding Gate 1

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This RIB experience offers the most premium experience in speed boat London sightseeing ever. Get up close to all the key places to visit in London, from the majesty of the London Eye to the strength of the Thames Barrier. All this on-board the fastest and most exciting speedboats for anyone who visits London.

Boarding central to major things to do in London such as Shrek Adventure and the London Dungeon at the world famous London Eye, you and your canny crew will embark upon the most memorable London river cruise of your life. Get comfy in your custom built 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 aplenty. They love nothing more than to surprise you with the most unusual stories and funniest events ever to take place along the river Thames. You see, as well as being top notch stand-up comics and actors, they are also secret history geeks. In short, they 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. Our trademark Thames Rockets tunes will keep you dancing in your seats every bump of the way.

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 and take a deep breath. You’re about to turn around and do it all again.

Unquestionably suitable for anyone who knows what is good for them. This is an 80 minute speed boat Thames experience of pure adrenaline fuelled fun at 30 knots.

This is the Thames Barrier Explorer’s Voyage. Are you ready?

*Thames Barrier Explorer's Voyage trips are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday departing from the London Eye Pier opposite Shrek Adventure.

"Great experience."

Give it a go, great experience. Lovely guide in Bill who took the time to make sure everyone was looked after (rare these days). When the boat took off - wow! So cool to see the Barrier up close too. RECOMMEND.

Mick B

"Thames Rocket ride"

It the best thrill if you love going at speed and it is especially cool on the Thames! It great if you are a adrenaline junkie like me and my friends. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

andy r


Friendly crew. very exciting. It is highly recommended. We are a family with 3 children and we really enjoyed ourselves. We'll be back!

oded v

What you'll see

  • London Eye
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Somerset House
  • London Bridge
  • Tate Modern
  • Shakespeare’s Globe
  • The Gherkin
  • The Shard
  • HMS Belfast
  • Tower Bridge
  • Canary Wharf
  • The O2
  • Greenwich
  • Thames Barrier
  • Cleopatra's Needle
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • The Tower of London
Date of travel

17 - 06 - 2024

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(RRP £74.95)
14 yrs or under
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