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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 #45 of 644 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 September 15, 2014 NEW

Very friendly and accommodating staff, we booked a last minute trip for seven people. The boat skipper Paul and guide 'Little' Mike were excellent. Very informative, funny and entertaining. Felt totally safe throughout, and when they say this is a speedboat tour, you certainly know about it when you reach the no speed limit part of the river! Highly recommended,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely brilliant from start to finish the smiles did not leave our faces. The guide (I think he was called Michael but the excitement got the better of my memory) was great fun and the driver (James I think) was excellent. The only downside was, as a party of 3, we did not get to sit with each other but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I chose the shorter option of a 20 minute ride and loved every minute of it! a great way to see a bit of London from a completely different view point

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great trip, you take in a few sights, you're entertained by the tour guide, and then you head back home to the tune from Hawaii Five - 0! It's bumpy, windy and fun!!!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This boat ride was fantastic! Definitely a great experience and one to recommend. Loved the music and the tour guides commentary was hilarious! One of the must do attractions in London!

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Gloucester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We loved the trip, great fun. We understood beforehand that if the particular trip you were booked on was not full they could move you to another time. Our 12.00 trip was cancelled and the only other they could offer that day was 2 hours later, but it was the longer trip and we would have to pay and extra... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Did the Tames RIB Experience on the day we arrived in London. This activity was just the adrenaline rush we needed to fight off the effects of jet lag. Great way to see some sights and get a feel for the city. The James Bond music was a very fun touch.

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Chippenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Fantastic, I didn't want it to end, I would definitely do the trip again :-) the driver and host were fantastic, music was fab and when the speed got up it was just brilliant. Thanks for a fab 40th :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent value for money. Very exciting when the boat speeds up and you get tilted side to side. Music is played at some points which is fun, happy birthday was played as there were a couple of people celebrating which was nice. Only criticism would be that the sight seeing could be a little bit more informative - was quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We were really looking forward to this ride, but it out shone all expectations. We had an amazing ride along the Thames, we passed some of the Tall Ships too. Very exciting and exhilarating! The entertaining and informative commentary and music enhanced the whole thing. Both ready to go again next year. We had life jackets and the option of... More

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