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Thames RIB Experience

Embankment Pier | Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, England (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)
+44 20 7930 5746
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Ranked #42 of 672 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Everything from the kit to the boat to the commentary to the experience itself was brilliantly done. London from the Thames is majestic and London from the Thames are 35 knots is even better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our Rib experience over the weekend, when we took the Thames barrier trip. You get a fair amount of amusing but interesting commentary on an assortment of London landmarks, seen from the interesting perspective of the river. Then you whizz down to the barrier, at speeds that my son said 'made his eyelids flutter'... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Great trip! Children (age 10 and 11, girls) loved the speed, parents also loved the talk about the sights during the first part of the trip. We booked the 50 mins Canary Wharf trip and we would not have minded taking a longer trip. Lots of fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

On this trip you find yourself in a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) on the River Thames on one of a choice of 4 itineraries - we took the full length trip out to the Thames barrier. This is basically a very large yellow 12 seater speedboat with a guide and a driver. Waterproof jackets and life-jackets are provided and actually... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We treated our daughter and some of her friends to the Thames RIB Experience on Saturday and everyone had such a great day! It was something that none of us had ever done before. The lifejackets, boat and equipment was all of excellent quality and standards and the ride itself was a real adreneline rush. The commentary whilst on board... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was one of our events on a Stag weekend and was great fun. It is also a great way to see some of the London sites and landmarks. Well organised and a great crew with a humorous commentary. It is an exhilarating ride. A must do if you visit London!

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

Thank you for your comments and for choosing Thames RIB Experience for your stag celebrations. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible experience for our customers and it makes our day to receive great feedback. We hope to see you all again with your wives and families someday :-) More

Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I went on the Canary Wharf experience yesterday and it was great! There was a great tour and commentary from Big Ben down to Tower Bridge at a comfortable speed, before we got to "the fast bit"! The boats are mind-blowingly fast, and it is particularly scary when the boats turn; they tip at seemingly impossible angles, and I must... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went on the RIB Experience yesterday to Canary Wharf and it was absolutely brilliant. Would definitely recommend this and wish we had booked the longer ride to include the Thames Barrier and O2 Arena.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband arranged this day as a surprise for my birthday and all the kids could say was "I hope we're not going on a boat?" But this is no ordinary experience on a boat. This was the best day out ever. We all laughed and the guys who took us on the trip were so informative and made the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The whole experience from start to finish was great. A warm welcome and friendly briefing. Both the captain and crew were professional and welcoming. We LOVED the experience on the speed boat, it really was worth it and so much fun. Suitable for all ages, we were 30s and 60s and will be taking our other friends, family and their... More

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