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About Thames RIB Experience
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.
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Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes

Whet your appetite for adventure with a high-speed Thames river RIB experience. Soar over the surf of London’s iconic river and gaze at impressive monuments as your adrenaline levels soar. Listen to commentary from a knowledgeable guide over a state-of-the-art speaker system and see popular attractions from a totally unique vantage point. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 12 passengers.
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1 hour 15 minutes
from $79.80

Ultimate Blast from Tower Millennium Pier - 40 minutes

Escape the crowds on land and see London from a different perspective during a high-speed cruise on the Thames River—the ideal choice for time-pressed travelers looking to cover more sights in less time. Plus, choose from multiple departure times throughout the day to suit your schedule.
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40 minutes
from $62.39

20 minute Tower Millennium Pier Speedboat Blast Loop

Satisfy your appetite for adventure on this high-speed Thames River cruise, the ideal choice for thrill-seekers visiting London. Rather than cruising past landmarks at a leisurely pace, experience a series of exhilarating twists and turns set to a soundtrack of high-octane music. Plus, with two tour durations, and more than 10 departure times throughout the day, are available to suit all budgets and schedules.
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20 minutes
from $38.44

Speedboat Canary Wharf Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 50 minutes

This fantastic interactive guided tour takes in London's top sights and gives fascinating insight into their history. With a modern sound system on board you'll be sure to hear your guide's entertaining and informative commentary even at high speed.

Choose between the 50-minute Canary Wharf Experience and the 75-minute Thames Barrier Experience. Take the Canary Wharf Experience to see the famous sights of the Houses of Parliament, HMS Belfast, Tower of London and Execution Dock.

Or opt for the Thames Barrier Experience and in addition enjoy beautiful views of Greenwich and the incredible Thames Barrier, the world's second largest movable flood barrier. You will also be sped around the O2 Arena, filming location of the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough whilst listening to the movie soundtrack.

Group sizes are restricted to 12 passengers on both tours, ensuring a personal and fun experience. London's number one action activity is not to be missed!
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50 minutes
from $62.39

PRIVATE BUBBLE SPEEDBOAT 'TOWER RIB BLAST' - 20 minutes

Blast along the River Thames on this PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT BUBBLE CHARTER - 20 minute round-trip speedboat cruise from Tower Millennium Pier. Once suited up, sit back and take in the view as you head along the river past the Tower of London and under Tower Bridge. Then its throttle time! Feel the FULL throttle of the RIB's (rigid inflatable boat) 740bhp twin turbo engines as you roar along the River Thames towards Canary Wharf & back to Tower in the same fashion... It's a 20 minute BLAST! Thrill in the high speeds and intense wave crashing action at full power all the way back to the Tower Pier. Small-group trips are limited to a maximum of 12 people.
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20 minutes
from $415.17
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rowes222 wrote a review May 3
Essex, United Kingdom7 contributions
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Booked this for my birthday and was not disappointed. Ed and Ollie were great and the tour was really interesting and informative and the boat ride was brilliant, so enjoyable and fast but my group of 4 all loved it and would highly recommend. They even played me Happy Birthday which was much appreciated. Book it, you won’t be disappointed
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Jonathan wrote a review May 2
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Brilliant experience - thoroughly enjoyable, Felt more than safe with Edward behind the wheel, enjoyed George’s commentary as well. I’d highly recommend this.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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emmachambers2016 wrote a review Apr 2021
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom47 contributions14 helpful votes
Did this trip at the weekend and it was great. Excellent commentary following by an exhilarating speed boat trip down to the Thames Barrier. My teenaged sons loved it (and they are typical teens) and we’d all recommend it as a trip out.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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tashspdns wrote a review Apr 2021
Essex, United Kingdom12 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Kerryn P wrote a review Apr 2021
21 contributions22 helpful votes
Did the 75 minute tour down to the Thames Barrier. The first part is the tour guide bit with some interesting facts about London. The second part the James Bond music comes on and then it's a speedy bumpy ride. It was lots of fun. My 9 year old loved it as well. They provide life jackets and I felt perfectly safe inside the boat even when we went airborne! I would definitely recommend this trip to tourists and Londoners alike.
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