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Thames Rockets

Thames RocketsBoarding Gate One
The London Eye Millennium Pier
South Bank
Greater London
Telephone: 0207 928 8933


Thames Rockets by London RIB Voyages is the original speedboat tour company, based at the London Eye for your convenience.

Our vessels take up to twelve passengers on a thrilling 50 minute expedition almost every day of the year, whatever the weather.

Captain Kidd's Canary Wharf Voyage, is specifically designed to entertain and excite the whole family. Speed through London at up to 30 knots as the river is eaten up by 615hp of engine power. Pull "G" past the MI6 building before an exhilarating turn in front of Canary Wharf.

Zoom under the capitals famous bridges and marvel as you pass London's legendary landmarks from the comfort of the river Thames.

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It may be worth checking out Thames Rockets's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Thames Rockets before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Times:
Trips run seven days a week from March through to October.
In winter month's trips run Thursday, Friday and weekends only.
Trips leave on the hour from 10:00 until 18:00
Private charters and birthday parties can be accommodated 365 days a year.
Office Hours - Open: 10am Close: 6pm


"I'm hungry"

The London Eye and Southbank area hosts a wide range of eateries, cafes and restaurants.

"i need a wee"

The London Eye offers first class baby changing and w.c. facilities for all Thames Rockets customers.

and baby come too...

We do not have baby food and/or milk warming facilities for parents, however, our experience is a 50 minute attraction; your time with us should last just over one hour. The London Eye and Southbank area host a wide range of eateries, cafes and restaurants, many of whom are able to offer this service as standard.


"are we there yet?"

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'. Follow the pier down to Boarding Gate 1. any top tips?

Thames Rockets advise pre-booking in order to avoid disappointment on the day, however, last minute tickets are available for purchase directly from the London Eye Millennium pier on sailing days. We provide all wet/cold weather and safety clothing, however, please dress comfortably, we recommend flat soled shoes. Pushchairs/Prams are not permitted onto our boats, but office staff can make arrangements for the storing of these whilst customers are on board. Please contact our team for mo

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Adult: £43.50 (£39.50 online rate)
Child (14 years and under) £25.95
Family ticket (off peak): £119.95 (2 adults 2 children) Saving of £18.95
Discounts can be offered on booking of six or more passengers. Customers should contact the office for more details.


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Thames RocketsBoarding Gate One
The London Eye Millennium Pier
South Bank
Greater London
Telephone: 0207 928 8933