Thames RIB Experience
Thames RIB Experience
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Speedboat sightseeing with Thames RIB Experience, fast and furious fun for all! Thames RIB Experience operates the largest and fastest fleet of speedboats on the River Thames offering a range of fantastic trips for all ages from different London piers. Our powerful 12 seat high-speed RIBs are fitted with awesome twin turbo 740 horse power Yanmar engines designed with maximum fun, safety and comfort in mind. Top quality warm Henri Lloyd waterproof clothing and lifejackets are provided to ensure you’ll remain high and dry, whatever the weather. All high-speed Thames RIB boats are fitted with powerful PA stereo sound systems, blasting out James Bond music and top tunes along with a fascinating guided commentary on the many amazing modern and historical sites along the River Thames. So don’t delay - book yourself the RIB-roaring ride of a lifetime today.
London, England

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2023

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tashspdns
Essex, UK20 contributions
Apr 2021
We organised a private charter yesterday, to scatter my mums ashes by Tower Bridge. From start to finish, the booking was handled with the upmost respect given the sensitive circumstances, and we were kept up to date with a necessary date amendment due to COVID-19 restrictions. The response to questions was timely and friendly which was perfect. My mum would have just loved the event, which was superbly fitting, Queen and Meatloaf playing as organised by the team, and allowing us quiet time to scatter the ashes and roses. The laughter we shared during the speedboats twists and turns, whilst learning about the Thames Barrier too, gave us perfect family time. I could not recommend this Rib Experience highly enough, regardless of the circumstances. Thank you for making our day so special.
Written April 19, 2021
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Lee Family
1 contribution
Feb 2020
We booked a 50 min trip on Sunday 16th Feb , this was when storm Dennis was happening. It was for our Sons 21st Birthday. What a fantastic experience , the staff were so friendly and helpful and put our minds at rest regarding the storm. We all had a great time and felt the wind and rain gave the whole trip a Extreme thrill to it.
Thank you for making the day special.
Written February 17, 2020
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richardmonk44
East Molesey, UK1 contribution
Oct 2022
RIB Blast to the Thames Barrier was part of the itinerary of a long-awaited eight strong Jolly Boys Outing. Turned out to be the highlight of the day. A selection of 'knee down' swerves to enliven the blast but no discomfort at all. Strongly recommended
Written December 21, 2022
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Maria R
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany20 contributions
Mar 2020
We originally booked a trip with the RIB experience and they contacted us several days ahead to tell us that it MIGHT be cancelled. They continued to tell us that they would call and let us know. We told them that since we were only visiting the UK, that our phones would not work and they did not seem to grasp this idea. Thankfully, we were able to have someone in the US call for us and text us. However, they cancelled our original trip because there were too few people and insisted we reschedule (causing us to either cancel which would have made us lose money or reschedule another day around this, which was highly inconvenient). The day we were forced to reschedule to, was a very rainy and miserable day. The people were nice and gave us gear to wear, but it was still difficult to enjoy (that part, was not their fault). However, we were originally told that we needed to reschedule so that there would be eight people, but there were only six, which made us frustrated that we had to reschedule in the first place. The tour guide was however, very knowledgeable. The policy that we could not cancel even though they cancelled on us, is a unfair policy that needs to be changed.
Written March 10, 2020
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We are sorry to read the comments you have posted on Trip Advisor. Our Terms & Conditions are very clear for all to see whether booking online or directly via phone in connection with this particular issue regarding our minimum passenger number policy. To enable us to look into your own booking in more detail please either mail our office directly and quote your original booking ID ( info@thamesribexperience.com ) or you can call one of our Senior Managers, Tina Brock, on 0203 245 1177 who would welcome a conversation with you about your experience. We take all reviews seriously including any negative ones so that we can make an informed decision on any practices we may need to review for example, but equally being a fair and honest company our feedback reflects our findings without prejudice that may not find in your favour. We really do hope to hear from you.
Written March 11, 2020
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Wayne
Uckfield, UK8 contributions
Feb 2020
This was our 2and trip on the Thames Rib Experience, this time it was for my partners birthday. The booking is so easy to do, we called them, no long waits and an incredibly helpful young lady had us sorted in no time. The ride to the Thames barrier and back was a real blast. The young guy giving the commentary was great and funny and our skipper ( a prince Harry look a like ) was brilliant. First class guys and reasonably priced too. Please dont ever change. Awesome job 👍👍👍👍👍
Written February 12, 2020
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Nick P
2 contributions
Aug 2020
Had a beautifully sunny day to experience Thames Rib. A slight delay in boarding because of someone jumping off the bridge but it all added to the drama! Have to say George was spot on, I know he does this daily but the jokes were still funny and made the trip more enjoyable. Need to change the music guys but enjoyed hearing some fun and inetresting facts of the local landmarks.
Written August 12, 2020
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Niky W
London2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Took my 2 kids and husband on the Canary Wharf and back trip. Right from the off the staff were friendly and engaged. Barry who hosted the trip was hilarious, very informative but kept the jokes up too which the kids loved. It’s a fantastic way to see parts of the city and when the boat opens up and speeds along it’s amazing! The whole family really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend.
Written November 20, 2022
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oxcheekrinser
Maidstone, UK22 contributions
May 2021 • Family
I did the 40m ultimate high speed trip and was a little worried my 10 yr old daughter wouldn't be able to handle it. How wrong was I great fun and easy even for little ones, How can you fail to smile blasting round the 02 to James Bond theme.music and Queen.....Just go for it kids will love it and its a memory they won't forget in a hurry...loved by all Ty...
Written May 28, 2021
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tom g
London, UK4 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Really fun and comedic thrill to zoom on the river in the rain . .. at a distance before the lockdown. You get a real feel for the power (as you bounce off waves) and history of the Thames. I really recommend RIB as the people we met on the day were genuinely friendly.
Written March 29, 2020
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Jaysarah
Liverpool, UK4 contributions
Mar 2020
We had a great time on the RIB; with Whinny and Stephen (skipper) great fun. Firstly starting off with a slow cruise down the Thames viewing all tourist venues with Whinny informing us with all the worthwhile information. After this part was complete, Stephen did a great speed tour down to Canary Wharf! Great fun and we all had a great time! Definitely worthwhile tour if you have the time.
Written March 6, 2020
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