Break the Barrier (45 mins)

Break the Barrier (45 mins)

 10,343 reviews

Adrenaline junkies listen up - it's time to BREAK THE BARRIER with the Thames Rockets all speed experience! Hop aboard at Bankside Pier and hold on tight as we blast you all the way to the Thames Barrier in our 21st century style, cutting edge red rockets.


  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Iconic London Thames Rockets speedboat experience
  • Live professional actor/comedian tour guide 
  • Recommended for ages 10+


  • 35mph 'all speed' blast around Canary Wharf, Greenwich & The Thames Barrier
  • Quick-fire guided tour through London
  • Panoramic views of London's most iconic landmarks


  • Check in is 15 minutes before departure 
  • Please ensure to dress appropriately for the weather 
  • Coats and ponchos are available upon request


Bankside Pier




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Break the Barrier has secured its place undeniably on the river as the ultimate ‘all speed’ Thames river cruise.

Take to the water 21st century style as you board your own cutting edge high speed Rocket in the shadow of the Globe Theatre. Thames Rockets have always been about innovative, up-to-date and leading experiences. Break the Barrier is undoubtedly no exception.

It's all about the music as you launch into our full speed experience! Settle in and hold on tight for 45 minutes of nothing but twists and turns, of rocks and rolls through the docklands, past maritime Greenwich, round the legendary O2 arena and beyond to the mighty Thames Barrier and back - there’s something for everyone.

This London river cruise is certainly all about the ride. All with a medley of classic hits old and new blended with that little bit of rocket magic that has made us #1 on TripAdvisor for over 10 years. You’ll be singing along as you bounce across the wake. You’ll be dancing like a disco queen as we take you on a super special speedy spin.

You can experience the hippest hits and the hardest turns. For that reason Break the Barrier is the trip for those daring enough to experience what can truly be achieved on a Thames Rocket speedboat. Thanks to our custom built 880hp twin four stroke engines (and with a little help from our highly experienced skipper team) we’ll take you there… fast!

As ever our comedian guides are on hand ready to keep the banter flowing. They love nothing more than to settle you in and watch you scream with joy. Treat your loved ones (and yourself!) to the very best of all the things to do in London.

Fast, it’s furious, it’s a world first.

Break the Barrier.

It’s ready? Are you?

*Break the Barrier departures are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Bankside Pier.

*This experience is not suitable for children under 10 years of age. 

"Great Trip!!"

Fantastic trip today! Andy & Ginger Mike made us feel very welcome... Ginger Mike's stories were fab. A great way to start my birthday! Scream if you want to go faster!! Highly recommend!!


"Totally brilliant Rocket Ride!"

Booked with these guys on a beautiful day in between Christmas and New Year - the sun was shining though and we had an awesome trip down the Thames. Intend to go back this summer with some friends and this time go as far as we can!



It was fantastic - such a great time and completely unexpected! The speedboat was fantastic and what made it even better was the guide. Really good value - will def be back - thank you Thames Rockets!


What you'll see

  • Tower Bridge
  • Canary Wharf
  • The O2
  • Greenwich
  • Thames Barrier
Date of travel

15 - 06 - 2024

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Adult from
(RRP £64.95)
10 - 14 yrs
Private and exclusive