Water activity

London: River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

Activity provider: Thames RIB Experience

London: River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

Activity provider: Thames RIB Experience
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 54.55 per person

Get the ultimate adrenaline rush aboard a high-speed RIB boat and see the sights of London as you speed along the River Thames on a round-trip ride from Embankment Pier to Tower Bridge.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy a thrilling speedboat ride along the River Thames
  • See some of London's most iconic sights to the sound of James Bond theme music
  • Benefit from an on-board commentary about the new and historical sites
Full description

Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London on a speed boat tour on the River Thames. Admire new and historical sights, such as the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Tower of London.

See more of London than more conventional sightseeing tours, and benefit from an informal and entertaining commentary along the way. Sail under Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf, and get the ultimate rollercoaster-on-water-experience whilst James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.

  • Speedboat ride
  • Guided commentary
  • Life jackets and high-quality all-weather clothing
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems
    • Children under 33 lbs (15 kg)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet your crew at the activity provider's, Thames RIB Experience, booking kiosk on the pier at Embankment Pier in central London, directly opposite Embankment Station.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • You must agree with the local operator's terms and conditions to take part
    • There is a maximum limit of 12 passengers per boat
    • Participants must weigh a minimum of 15 kilograms (3 stone)
    • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by friendly and efficient shore-based staff who will provide you with a life jacket and wet weather clothing if required
    • The operator reserves the right to alter your booking's time or day if the minimum passenger numbers for sailing have not been reached up to fifteen minutes before departure. Each sailing must have a least 6-8 passengers booked
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 237 reviews

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    We had an absolutely amazing time! I have been on the usual river cruises before where you gently meander along the Thames but this was something else. We still experienced the gentle cruise taking in the sites and learning about them, but once you pass Tower Bridge the real fun begins! We went for my son's 10th Birthday and he absolutely loved it. My youngest did too. The speed, the slope of the boat when turning, hitting the wake of other passing boats, it was great! Our tour guide Chris was fab, really knowledgeable and informative, we learnt a lot. They even played Happy Birthday by Blondie for him via the sound system. Highly recommended if you want to experience something different than the usual slow cruise along the Thames.

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    April 23, 2022

    It's a must for everyone who has a taste of something different out of the ordinary This is an experience from a nice gentle stroll with plenty of knowledge to take in by the quality of the information that you may forget by the time you have had a fantastic ride to remember as you glide across the Thames. Enjoy!!

    February 11, 2022

    A really fabulous and fun thing to do. Well worth the price. There were seven of us with an age range from 9 to 67 and everyone really enjoyed the ride. Slow start with some interesting g facts along the way and then once past Tower Brisge the driver goes full throttle- awesome twists and turns and wave bumps!

    October 29, 2021

    Product ID: 53075