How much does it cost to cruise the Thames?

How fast does the Thames rocket go?

Hear and feel the 880 horsepower engines rev up Rocket style and whoop as you whoosh up to speeds of 30 knots (35mph!). We’ll twist and turn you through the docklands with a bespoke medley of thrilling classics pumping through our cutting edge on board sound system.

How fast is the rib experience?

At high speed, our vessels travel at 35 Knots – very fast!

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How safe is a speed boat?

Fast boats can catch on submerged rocks and come to an abrupt halt. The impact could injure the boater and passengers, and even if the injuries are not serious, the boat could suffer damage as well. Speeding boats and alcohol can be a dangerous combination.

Do you need a Licence to drive a boat on the Thames?

For most powered boats, you must have either valid Boat Safety Scheme Certification (BSSC) or, for boats up to 4 years old, a valid Declaration of Conformity made by the boat’s builder under the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD).

Do you get wet on a speed boat?

Will I get wet? Possibly. It is a boat tour on the water and sometimes the water can be choppy. We recommend that you dress accordingly, but most tours stay dry.

Do you get wet on a speedboat?

Will I get wet aboard the vessels? There are times when wind, speed and direction will affect water and sea spray which may enter the boat. But depending on where you sit, on the last rows of the boat, you will definitely get wet.

Do Thames river boats have toilets?

Thames River Boats

Our larger river boats all have licenced on-board bars, with a range of coffees, snacks and alcoholic drinks. They all have toilet facilities, and some even have baby changing facilities.

Do speedboats have toilets?

Motor yachts and executive class speedboats have a toilet, high class speedboats have a portable toilet (some of them).

When you use the bathroom on a boat where does it go?

The waste is held on board in a very large tank and has to be emptied out at a special marine pump out facility which can cost you a few dollars – but it isn’t much. Pump out toilets are the perfect option for those who intend to live on their boats, or spending weeks/months on end out on the water.

What do you do with toilet waste on a boat?

Due to the nature of boats, human waste has to be stored on board, full stop. Each system has a form of tank where the waste is stored and then chemically treated before disposal. It is the method of storage and disposal that is different.

What is a toilet called on a boat?

The Navy Department Library

The use of the term “head” to refer to a ship’s toilet dates to at least as early as 1708, when Woodes Rogers (English privateer and Governor of the Bahamas) used the word in his book, A Cruising Voyage Around the World.

Can you use regular toilet paper on a boat?

A 1-ply toilet paper will break down much easier and is best in recreational vehicles and boats. It isn’t as soft or thick as household toilet paper, but it is much friendlier to your holding tank. In particular, biodegradable toilet paper which dissolves faster, requiring less water than standard toilet paper.

Are there cameras in toilets on trains?

He went on to clarify that while some stations do have some CCTV within the “toilet area,” which might involve the entrance ways and perhaps the sinks, that there are no cameras near any toilets – especially not on the trains themselves.

Why can’t you flush a train toilet in the station?

As a general rule, people travelling on trains are warned not to flush the on board toilet while it’s not moving. That’s because most trains don’t have sewage tanks, meaning anything in the toilet is dumped straight onto the tracks. So as you can imagine, if the train is stationary, it can cause huge problems.

Why are there two buttons on the toilet?

The main purpose of a dual flush button is to save water. The dual flush button allows the user to control the waste water. The smaller button (half flush) delivers a smaller volume of water than the larger button (full flush).

What does the two water drops on toilet mean?

If you’re not familiar with a dual-flush toilet, let’s take a closer look. When you use the liquid waste button (often seen as the color green, or with one water droplet icon) this means the toilet will perform a “half flush.” Standard toilets use a siphoning tube to get rid of the waste.