We really like this Experience available in Waterloo, London.
Looking for a top London adventure? Jump aboard a Thames Rocket powerboat for an experience which offers the perfect combination of sightseeing and adrenaline-fuelled aquatic action! Get into the vessel and head upstream, taking in unrivalled views of beloved London landmarks such as the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern and the Tower of London, with a knowledgeable commentator providing interesting facts and insights on the capital’s longstanding history. Hold on tight as the skipper picks up the pace and takes the rigid inflatable boat for a wild spin around the River Thames while completing a series of sharp turns and thrilling 360 degree spins. This water-based experience makes an amazing addition to a day out in the capital.
Seven days a week during the summer season (March – October) and Thursday – Sunday for the remainder of the year (closes over the Christmas period).
The weather shouldn’t affect this experience as trips go ahead in virtually all conditions, but please do call the venue on the morning of your experience if in any doubt.
Lasts up to one hour and 15 minutes, including briefing, kit issue and around 50 minutes on the water. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the booked time. In season runs daily, hourly between 10am and 6pm. After October, weekends only.
Share the experience with up to 11 passengers, plus a skipper and guide.
Friends and family are welcome to watch from the shore, but won’t be able to see much of the action. However, there is lots to see and do on the South Bank while they wait.
Wear flat-soled shoes. Lifejackets are provided (you may get wet). Please secure glasses with a safety strap to make sure they aren’t blown away.
Under 14’s must be accompanied by a participating adult. If you have ever suffered a serious back, neck or knee injury, we recommend you seek medical advice before booking. Pregnant women cannot take part but wheelchair users are welcome.
All skippers are commercially qualified, with years of experience driving high-speed RIBs and lots of fascinating stories to tell about the history of the Thames. Take your booking confirmation letter with you on the day in order to participate.