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Thames Rockets

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Thames Rockets

KidRated’s Thames Rockets Top Tips:

  • Wrap up warm – you will be kitted out in waterproofs when you get there
  • Not suitable for pregnant women or those with back conditions
  • Scream if you want to go faster! But keep an eye out for the awesome sights too


Bored of bobbing on boats with the breeze gently drifting past you? Jump on one of the Thames Rockets and feel the thrill of the wind whipping your hair as you storm down the Thames with 630hp of engine power. Gleefully revel in the pride of being the fastest boat on the river, overtaking cruisers as you go.


Comical, informative, entertaining guides are sure to keep you laughing even if the adrenalin rush doesn’t, as they use their wit to teach you about the London sights that you zoom past.


From the original ‘Ultimate London Adventure’, the 80 minute ‘Thames Barrier Explorers Voyage‘, to the speedy ‘Break the Barrier‘, or ‘Captain Kidd’s Canary Wharf Voyage’ especially for families, the Thames Rockets are a great way for you and your youngsters to see London’s sights whilst experiencing the ride of your life! For large groups, private tours are also available.


It’s so fast that when you get off, the world will feel like it’s moving in slow motion!



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Booking Advice:

  • Check out the website to decide what will be the best voyage for your kids
  • Thames Rockets run every day all year, regardless of the weather
  • Tickets are expensive but worth it especially when you use the KidRated discount



Boarding Gate One
London Eye Millennium Pier

Phone number:

+44 (0)207 928 8933


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Teen Verdict

Family days out, attractions and things to do in London and beyond for kids, older kids and teenagers rated by kids and teens with KidRated


Oh my god this was so much fun. I’m not usually a very action-y type of person but this was such a laugh. Zooming down the Thames was like nothing I’ve done before. On top of that, the guide was so funny and made sure to point out all the sights. I’d love to do it again with some more friends. Just remember your hair bands if you’ve got some locks on your hear because it gets super windy.

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