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“Wonderful way to see London”

Thames RIB Experience
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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 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!
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Travelled to London and checked in without knowing what to expect but as soon as we were on that powered boat, the excitement started immediately. As it is just opposite to the London eye, the views were very nice. The total number of people that can fit in is 12 and you are given a safety jacket as well.

From the start the skipper of the boat and his colleague start giving us all the information we we go pass the London eye, Houses of parliament, tower of london, tower bridge and many wonderful features. As soon as we go past the Tower of London the actual excitement starts. The boat travels at such a thrilling pace with sometimes turning at 45 degree angles my wife hardly managing to control her motions. By the time we got our breathing control back we were already next to the O2 arena looking at the cable cars.

We were then taken all the way to the Thames barrier and once we get past it it's time to return back. On the return route the James Bond theme is on and the excitement and thrills are doubled with the pace so fast with everyone so happy to be there.

This is probably one of the best way to see London via the river, if you have a big heart and a person who wants to experience something other than a steady trip via other means. I would definitely recommend anyone who likes bit of thrill and excitement and a wonderful day out.

Thanks Thames RIB experience

Thank yogmilan
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ThamesRIBExperience, CSA & Project Manager at Thames RIB Experience, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Thank you so very much for the excellent and detailed review. We are very pleased that your wife was ok in the end! Yes the Thames Barrier Experience really does show the whole of London with plenty of the adrenaline speed ride thrown in to add to the excitement.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Took my wife, son and daughter on this experience and can only describe it as an "Experience" Sunday 21st July as a surprise for daughters 31st birthday. From the minute we arrived until we disembarked (Sailor type term) it was fantastic.
Had David the skipper and Mike the compere!!
It was funny from the beginning and thrilling to the end. Had to listen to get all the jokes and some went over my head at times, but who cares?
History and information on the first part of the trip, then fun fun fun down to Greenwich and beyond to the barrier. Turned round and opened the taps on the engines. Bit of 007 music, zipping from side to side with sharp turns. What a thrill we will never forget.
Thanks to everyone who made this a great experience.
Were already talking about next year?????
In the words of Peter Kay "Book it, pack it and ??????"

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My 8-year-old and I had a fantastic time today on the RIB experience. Skipper Mark and guide Michael made sure every moment was fantastic fun and really informative too. We went all the way out to the Thames Barrier and it was well worth it, a really great way to see London from the water.

Thank Tribpot
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had an amazing time. Getting to know some of the missing information for sightseeing is great but Dave and Charlie really opened the boat up for speed at the Canary Wharf end of the River. The faster the better, with a great soundtrack to go with it! Absolutely safe, great fun with very knowledgable staff. Thanks guys :)

Thank ElmoPickleFidget
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

A 60 min joyride on river Thames with all you can expect- information on buildings, its architecture, storys about the owners and a real fun high speed experience.

Kids and adults both loved it.

Thank Jamspo99
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