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London: 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

London: 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

From £45 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 50-minute round-trip from Embankment Pier to Tower Bridge.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy a thrilling 50-minute speed boat 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 the fastest speed boats on the River Thames. See more of London in 50 minutes than you’d expect to discover on more conventional sightseeing tours, and benefit from an informal and entertaining commentary along the way. Admire new and historical sights, such as the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. 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.
  • 50-minute boat trip (approximately)
  • 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 at Embankment Pier in central London, directly opposite Embankment Station. Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU. Please report to the booking kiosk on the pier at least 15 minutes before your booking time.

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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 180 reviews

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    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!

    29 October 2021

    Excellent blend of sightseeing and thrills. The trip starts off sedately with all the usual landmarks pointed out during the first part of the trip. Once clear of Tower Bridge the music starts and the engines crank up a notch. Very exciting and you experience that feeling that you are on the edge and not quite in control. The 6 of us had a fantastic time and I can totally recommend. It’s definitely worth paying more than the price of a standard boat trip to experience this.

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    18 October 2021


    I was treating my nephew to the Rib experience as a surprise treat and it didn’t disappoint. It was a bit tame to start with and the commentary a bit cheesy at times but the crew looked after us and kept us well informed throughout the whole trip. Once we got out into the more open river the fun really did start. We were bounced around the river, weaving all over the show at high speed. Lots of whoops! I wish I’d chosen the trip to the Thames barrier taking in Greenwich too, but we can always do it again. It’s just a shame the photos and video package were so expensive, I wonder how many people can add that on to their day out? Thanks for the fun.

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    12 August 2019

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