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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 #35 of 570 activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Me and my dad were given this experience as a Christmas present last year and were really looking forward to getting on board. The team of people that my dad either spoke to on the phone or met on the day were all polite and helpful. It was a brilliant experience for both of us and Tim's commentary was very... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best things I have ever done. The experience lasted for nearly an hour. All the staff were really friendly and Stacey our guide was superb. You are taken up the Thames to where it widens and the speed boat part starts to loud music such as the James Bond theme. The return trip is a... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A fantastic way to see London... interesting and funny commentary from Richard. Thrilling high speeds when John cranked up the power and the James Bond music added to the excitement! Fantastic fun and I would highly recommend. We would go again tomorrow!!

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berkshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Wanted to do something different in Easter holidays for my teenage children and my Husband so searched internet and found this High speed Thames Trip and it was awesome when I got home I mentioned this to my regular customers in my public house Public House they had never heard of it but some of them are going to give... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A lovely warm sunny day in London, what better than a nice quiet trip on the river Thames. Why go quietly though!. A very exciting high speed trip on the Thames RIB Experience boat from the Embankment Pier is just the thing to liven up the traditional river trip. Right down to the Thames Barrier and back a great well... More

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Torquay
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

John and Tim (Captain and Cabin Boy) hosted a great trip celebrating my son's 15th Birthday. Much faster and more exciting that i expected. It was great fun. We are used to fast boats so expectations were high. The route takes in all of London's attractions and is accompanied by informative, but not intrusive, chat about the sights and history.... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Did the Thames Rib Experience this morning and it was fantastic! Very interesting and also exhilarating when the guy put the power on. Had to laugh when the guy in front lost his cap - if you do this, don't wear a hat!! The tour guide was very comical the as well as informative which added to the experience. Nice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Just did this trip today, early evening, superb! The trip had a bit of everything- history, excitement, humour and a bit of music too. Tim gave an interesting and individual commentary, none of your pre recorded stuff and I think it was John driving a la Hawaii 5-O / 007. The Embankment - Canary Wharf loop trip takes you by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a great time with all its money and will be definitely going back the ride the Thames barrier is amazing the views are also amazing I would recommend anyone to go.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took my wife, 18yr old, 8yr old daughters and 60yr old in-laws on this trip and it was excellent. 50minutes of a mix of informative history and adrenalin rushed fun which went all too quick. Good value and thank you to all involved from start to finish.

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