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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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Description: Thames RIB Experience has the fastest and most powerful fleet of...
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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This was a birthday treat for me and and my 17 year old son and 9 year old daughter. We really enjoyed the tour which started off going down to the House's of Parliament then back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2013
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was a birthday treat for me and and my 17 year old son and 9 year old daughter. We really enjoyed the tour which started off going down to the House's of Parliament then back along to Tower Bridge where the boat then really opened up. We had such a great time and had not laughed so much for... More 

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Travelled with my 11 year old daughter on the trip to the Thames Barrier and it was fantastic. We both loved it and came off with big grins. The fast bits were longer than I thought they would be and the music added a great fun feeling. The staff were all great, the commentary was funny, informative and pitched very... More 

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had a company training day yesterday and managed to include a trip on the Thames RIB Experience - well, what can we say! It was a little choppy which just added to the thrill. It was awesome, scary, hilarious and amazing. Having been on the RIB before I didn't think it could be topped, but yesterday's trip was even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A very well run and organised company. The Thames Rib Experience was an ideal client event. From beginning to end, we were thoroughly impressed by Thames Rib Experience. As a client event we booked one Rib taking 12, a mixture of staff and clients so Health and Safety a priority, no need to worry it was all catered for with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic Thames river cruise thanks to the Rib Experiance so much better than the traditional clippers etc. The tour of London with the Rib Experiance felt very personal as only twelve people on the boat. Stan our guide was fantastic very funny and also extremely knowledgable. This was the final excursion of mine & my girlfriends weekend in... More 

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Essex, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is such a great experience, you get to see all of london from the water, there is some scary fast bits on the rid but over all it is worth doing, for all ages!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Think we shared our trip with some other recent reviewers - the Canary Wharf experience at mid-day on 30th July. Booked through a gift site and the excellent service started from the minute I made contact to arrange our actual trip - staff very helpful and provided clear information and instructions for the day throughout. A reminder email the night... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

This trip is excellent value for money. It's a great way to see the capital and its a lot more fun than the clippers. It's only about twelve to a boat which makes it a better experience. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Had an excellent time on the boat today, the tour was interesting and humorous, and was filled with many interesting facts. The fast part was thrilling and I would definitely do it again! thoroughly impressed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We went for Dads birthday, it starts with a tour, goes fast for ages then ends with a tour. James Bond fans would enjoy as it includes facts and theme tune music too! We absolutely loved it, the team were so nice and they played happy birthday music!

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