For your inner daredevil, this 80 minute ride is the only option in London! The Thames Barrier Explorer’s voyage departs from the world famous London Eye and cruises you along the Thames to the great Thames Barrier, before speeding you back on the journey of a lifetime. Take in the major sights of London from your 12.5 metre fibreglass Rocket RIB. A canny crew and guide will ensure your journey is both safe and fun, and a feel-good medley of music powers you through the city as you hurtle back to the London Eye.
On your cruise up the Thames, you’ll hear surprising stories of London from your excellent guide, both the hilarious and the strange, before the main event kicks off - the engines will roar and you’ll take off at the speed of 30 knots (that’s 35mph!) twisting and turning past Canary Wharf and other London landmarks. Hold on to your hair-do!
It’s all sights, speed and style on board the Thames Barrier Explorer’s Voyage and the adrenaline kick needed to really boost your day in London.
Safety on board
You will undergo a safety briefing on site. Wet weather gear is provided for all ages and sizes. The tour runs in all weather conditions.
Please be aware that a minimum of 6 passengers permits a boat to sail except at the absolute discretion of Thames Rockets. Vessels that are not filled with the minimum passengers will be cancelled 24 hours prior.
Medical conditions : All boats can experience unpredictable movements that can aggravate any existing medical conditions. Please check beforehand. Thames Rockets do not accept expectant mothers aboard at any stage of pregnancy and do not accept any liability for personal injury, or injury to others and/or loss damage.
In order to gain entry you must present a printed copy of your voucher.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A CONFIRMATION. We have acknowledged your request and you will be sent a separate ticket by email with your confirmed time slot and reservation number.. Please ensure that you take this reservation number and ticket with you to the venue, as admittance will only be permitted with this ticket.
Only in the event of poor visibility (for example, thick fog) may a trip be cancelled at very short notice. Very rarely, when a vessel has not reached its minimum sailing capacity, we will contact you the day before to amend your tour time to the nearest available slot.
Please take your voucher/confirmation to the ticket office along with photo ID for entrance to The Ultimate London Adventure.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time to exchange your vouchers.
Meeting point: Boarding Gate One, London Eye Millennium Pier, London SE1 7PB, at least 15 minutes before your departure time and look for Thames Rockets staff.
The Waterloo Millennium Pier is directly underneath and part of the London Eye. If you are looking at the London Eye to your right there is a ramp leading down to the pier. Above the ramp there is a sign saying ‘Discover London by the River’. Please do not wait at the boats ticket booth. Follow the pier down to Boarding Gate 1.
Please check in a minimum of 15 minutes before the experience.
Boarding Gate One
The London Eye Millennium Pier
Westminster Bridge Road
Southbank London SE1 7PB
Children are 14 years and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
It is not suitable for children under 4.
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