Boating and Cruises in London
A complete range of watersports activities are just waiting for you to try them out in London. Britain's South East coast is a giant goody bag crammed with watersports. The sailing is the main attraction but hydroballs, luxury motorcruisers, fishing boats and more are all on offer too. In fact, this region may be unique in the UK when it comes to on the water fun.
A new £3 million centre of sailing excellence was opened at Erith in 2010 by world-renowned sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who grew up in nearby Beckenham. This important facility invests in the development of sailing in London, providing great opportunities for people learning on inland waters to take the next step - onto tidal waters. One for the kids, Danson Park Watersports has an excellent programme for children aged eight and over. Get an introduction to sailing, canoeing and windsurfing on Danson Park Lake during a taster session or throw a memorable birthday party.
You can hire a barge and cruise into the historic city, or navigate a narrowboat towards the dreamy Oxford Spires. If you fancy a more modern mode of transport, hop on board a motor cruiser from Windsor and motor down the bustling River Thames. There's such variety of history, scenery and attractions to experience in London, there is something to suit every party. You can opt for an active break powering over the Caen Hill Flight and head to London. Or a relaxing float with the ducks on the picturesque Basingstoke Canal, mooring to pick some blackberries by the towpath.
Thames Rockets are the freshest, funniest and most professional speedboat tour operator in the UK. Offering the most unique and special way to see the river and sight-see the capital from your own exclusive viewing platform – a 12.5 metre speedboat! We’ve always enjoyed our residence at the iconic London Eye, and now operate out of St Katharine Pier next to the amazing Tower Bridge. So wherever you may be in London you can always catch a ride on board any of our renowned experiences. It’s all there – sightseeing, adrenaline, thrills, spills, wakes and bumps each and every time.