Totally Thames Blast 2018 (15 mins)

Step aboard our lightning quick ‘Rockets’ at St Katharine Pier, in the shadow of Tower Bridge. Say cheerio to the past as you whizz ahead of the big, slow tourist boats and feel the wind in your hair as we open up the throttles on our 630 horsepower engines!

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Thames Rockets are delighted to announce our ‘Totally Thames Blast’ as part of Totally Thames 2018, a season of unmissable events which brings London’s river to life throughout the month of September with an exciting programme of arts, cultural, archaeological and river events.


Celebrate this year’s festival on the river with a speedy, 21st century twist! Along with our partners we’re really proud to once again be offering an adventure where you can learn about the greatest river in the world through river events that are happening along almost 50 miles of the Thames.


Step aboard our lightning quick ‘Rockets’ at St Katharine Pier, in the shadow of Tower Bridge. Say cheerio to the past as you whizz ahead of the big, slow tourist boats and feel the wind in your hair as we open up the throttles on our 630 horsepower engines!


For 15 minutes we’ll show you how far we’ve come in over 2 millennia! With music pumping from the speakers, we’ll twist and turn at speeds of 30 knots!


Thames Rockets are the first and original speedboat tour operator, first launched in 2006 and have maintained our place as the No.1 on TripAdvisor for over eight years now. Last year we were crowned Visit England’s ‘Family Friendly Attraction of the Year’.
You will be in store for the fastest, funniest, craziest trip ever!


Running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September 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 look to book two weeks in advance.


What you'll see

  • The Shard
  • Tower Bridge
  • Canary Wharf

"Excellent way to experience the River Thames!"

This trip is a must! Everything about it was great. Guide Dave was funny, friendly and interesting! The boat trip was great fun, both our kids said it was the best thing they did during our weekend in London. We would definitely do it again!

Margaret Withers
Harrogate

"Blast away your jet lag!"

It was a blast! The hilarity of it shook our jetlag away and was very refreshing. Great to see London from the perspective of the great river, but even better to be going 30 knots down the River and laughing all of the way!

Phoebe Browne
California

"Birthday Treat!"

Wicked trip along the Thames. It was great fun and entertaining, proper James Bond experience! Definitely something I'd recommend if you like a bit of excitement as well as sightseeing!

Andrew Parkminster
Surrey

Prices:

Adult from
£26.50
Child
£17.50