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Break The Barrier Thames Rockets Experience - The number 1 all speed London Experience

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#1 on TripAdvisor for 11 years running

It’s fast, it’s furious, it’s a world first. Break the Barrier launched in the summer of 2013 and immediately changed the way we power-boat on the Thames. Operating exclusively in the ‘High Speed Zone’ this is the speed experience which is just that – ALL SPEED! 

Boarding at London City Pier in the shadow of the iconic Tower Bridge, you set sail to a rousing “Best of British” soundtrack from the modern day back to the 1960's.

Before you know it, we let rip! Pushing speeds of up to 30 knots (35mph!) the 12 metre long aero-dynamically designed fiberglass ‘Thames Rocket’ will twist and turn its way east flashing past Canary Wharf, the Cutty Sark, Greenwich & The O2 arena. There’s a chance to catch your breath as the vessel cruises through the marvel that is the Thames Barrier, before ‘Pulling G’ and firing up the 630hp twin four stroke engines to blast you home.

There is plenty more music and memories along the way and with an expert Skipper and award winning guide on hand to keep you entertained, this is a jam packed 40 minutes that’ll leave you wanting to turn round and do it all again!

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1. Break The Barrier Speedboat Experience Thames Rockets
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  • A 40 minute thrilling, high-speed boat ride departing from Bankside Pier to Thames Barrier (return)
  • Professional Guide
  • Tour of London and the sights

We have 23 Reviews for Break The Barrier Speedboat Experience Thames Rockets

Great fun
Andy, 03/06/2024 (Family with young children)
We embarked with Simon the skipper and Jack, who I can only assume was the cabin boy for a fast and safe thrill ride along the Thames. My kids (9 & 10) loved this expereince, bouncing off the wake left by other boats and sharp turns elsewhere. We did not get wet (apart from a little spray), but we did have a great time! Thanks all!

Greg’s 50th
Annette, 29/05/2024 (Family with adult children)
We have been on the Thames Rocket and the Thames Rib experience and both are great. We did the Break the Barrier ride which was a real thrill ride with lots of twists and turns to the backdrop of London right up to the Thames barrier. We bought some friends and even though we had been before we still enjoyed it just as much. The music was a good play list too.

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Andy, 15/11/2022 (Senior Adults)
Very enjoyable, Bill and Nathan were great, could be a little more adrenalin packed with more turns and jumps.

60th Celebration Paulette
Spicy CSI, 01/06/2022 (Mature Adults)
Wow! Such an amazing experience. Would definitely do it again. A smooth transaction from booking to the actual day. Hosts were fab! Just awesome!

Fabulous Thrilling Ride
Sunflower, 26/04/2022 (Senior Adults)
This was a thrilling boat ride enhanced by the music played by Bill while John does twists and turns whilst speeding down the Thames towards the Thames barrier. A must for anyone who want to see London from the river and get excitement at the same time.

Great experience
Julie, 11/10/2020 (Family with teenagers)
Great trip with a very entertaining host. And lots of help online before the event when I had to change the number of guests

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Dee, 11/06/2019
A really fun-filled exhilarating trip!

Sanjay, 17/09/2018 (Mature Adults)
I booked this for my boyfriends birthday as a surprise and was not disappointed, would definitely recommend it we had a great time

Fantastic Experience
Suzie, 30/07/2018 (Family with teenagers)
We were a party of 5, 2 adults and 3 children. This was a fabulous experience and worth every penny. What a great way to see London. The guide was very informative and the driver very fast!! The kids absolutely loved it and we took loads of photos. We felt totally safe throughout. Would definitely recommend.

Jill, 08/05/2018
This experience was worth every penny!! It was 45 minutes of fun and speed. Would definitely recommend it.

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