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Thames RIB Experience

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Address: Embankment Pier | Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7930 5746
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Thames RIB Experience has the fastest and most powerful fleet of high-speed...

Thames RIB Experience has the fastest and most powerful fleet of high-speed London RIBs on the River Thames; our incredible vessels are fitted with either 740 horse power Yanmar engines or 2 x twin turbo Yamaha engines, for an extreme London sightseeing experience like none other! All of our adrenaline fuelled signature trips involve fascinating guided commentary on the many marvellous modern and historical sights London has to offer, as well as thrilling bouts of high-speed aimed at getting that heart rate pumping for at least the daily recommended 20 minutes! In response to popular demand, we blast the beloved James Bond theme music guaranteed to turn heads as you tear up the Thames in our eye-catching London Speed Boats; all of which designed with maximum fun, safety and comfort in mind. All high-speed Thames RIB boats are fitted with powerful PA stereo systems to ensure any observations from the guide can be heard clearly whilst proceeding at speed, and we provide warm waterproof clothing to ensure you’ll remain high and dry, whatever the weather. So don’t delay - book yourself the RIB-roaring ride of a lifetime today. Fast and furious fun for all, whatever the occasion!

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Well worth while experience

Great commentary explaining the sites up and down the river!! Even saw the Thames Barrier closed which is a rare sight!

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5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great commentary explaining the sites up and down the river!! Even saw the Thames Barrier closed which is a rare sight!

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Thank 493steve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife bought this as a surprise birthday present. Despite it being a very windy and cold day we ha d a great time, especially after tower bridge when the boat could go fast. We had the Thames barrier tour, he guide on the boat was very chatty and pointed out all the sites and shared some little know knowledge... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thoroughly recommend Thames RIB - brilliant mix of informative touristy information combined with an adrenaline fix :)

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2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trip was a dissapointment to say the least. white knuckle hold on tight more like get a game of clash of clans in while being whisked around slightly faster than a every day ight seeing tour, all because one person out of twelve didn't like speed or turns so the whole trip was set at her pace. If you... More 

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ThamesRIBExperience7, Manager at Thames RIB Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we were disappointed to hear that you did not get to enjoy the full experience. We appreciate that the high speed section of the tour can be scary for some passengers which is why our skippers ask passengers to raise their hand during the tour if they are uncomfortable but we understand that this can... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really professional service and great fun. We did the 20 minute experience We were lucky that the sun was out, but I can imagine it could be a bit unpleasant on a wet day

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic 75 minute trip from embankment just opposite the London Eye right up to the Thames Barrier and back. My girlfriend treated me to this absolutely superb speedboat road for my 50th - what a ride, you get provided with a quality weatherproof jacket and life jacket, if you go in winter I would recommend taking some gloves with you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my godson for a trip for his 21st birthday. Even though we wrapped up warm it was still very cold! 35 mph adds a wind chill factor. Still shivering when we got to the Shard for lunch!

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Colchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wrap up warm ! You are given a waterproof coat and life jacket. Very good trip up the Thames which is all over too soon. We started from Tower Bridge, the boat takes a slow pace round the corner and then it's opened up to bounce on the waves and weave in and out of other boats - we didn't... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Done this 20 minute ride on a bitterly cold Sunday morning. Best £25 we spent in London. Cold but exhilarating - great fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing hour on the Thames yesterday Sunday 17th 2016. The RIB experience is something not to be missed. We left at 4pm dusk, and enjoyed the informative and very entertaining talk we had from Kieran, to then be taken on an exhilarating ride, by Skipper Steve, across the water. By the time we came back London was... More 

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