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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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$57*
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Ranked #39 of 1,022 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Thames RIB Experience has the fastest and most powerful fleet of...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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!
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Thamesford, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We booked this through Viator and we were not disappointed. The RIB boat experience was a thrilling ride down the Thames to James Bond music! The guide was hilarious as well as informative and racing downriver under all the bridges was very exciting. Bouncing off the wakes with many sharp turns gave us quite a thrill and my husband just... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Thames Rib Experience was worth every penny for us. Celebrating our daughters 18th in London we pre booked this and it turned out to be the best event of the weekend. Informative to start with then thrilling as we moved up the river. Our guide was helpful and funny and the music added to the enjoyment, my 15 and 18... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We booked this experience for my 30th bday treat and it exceeded all expectations. So much fun and a fantastic way to view Tower Bridge and travel on the Thames! The staff were welcoming and professional and the music that played during the ride (especially James Bond theme) was a great touch. I only wish it could have lasted longer,... More 

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West Molesey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Took the team from my Company (Vantagepoint Marketing) and have to say it, the trip, the team and the experience surpassed our expectations by a nautical mile. The team were brilliant, the ride was very exciting and great fun and with the history of the Thames and surrounds were a great addition prior to the adrenalin rush. In short, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

The crew on board the boat were very professional and polite and provided a fantastic boat ride. Would definitely do it again and recommend it to others who like speed and an adrenaline rush!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

we live right by the Thames and my wife always said how much fun the rib boats looked, so I got the Thames Barrier Experience for her birthday. Being a little bit of an adrenalin junky, I didn't think it would be that fast, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun we had riding down to the barrier,... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Took the kds on the Rib at the weekend and the whole adventure was not a disappointment. The best part for me was going through the Thames Barrier and then blasting back to Tower Bridge to disembark. The whole experience was Brilliant !!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Really enjoyed the Thames Rib Experience, a good mix of informative commentary about the various landmarks down the Thames and so much fun once past Tower Bridge. It was a bright but cold December day, waterproof clothing was provided and it kept us snug. Great fun and an exhilarating experience. It was my partners birthday and the guys navigating the... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This boat ride on the Thames was exhilarating and entertaining. Be prepared to get sprayed with water as the boat zooms down the Thames to Greenwich and back to the London Eye. Great commentary when they slow down to sightsee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Excellent way to see the city and an adrenaline rush to top it off. Great fun but make sure your wearing your thermals if it's winter!

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