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

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • London speedboat experience with speeds up to 50 knots
  • Open all year round, in all weather conditions
  • Interactive guide with speaker sound system aboard
  • See London's major sights along the River Thames in a RIB speedboat
  • Small group with a maximum of 12 passengers
  • Perfect for adrenaline-seekers
  • Choose between two exciting itineraries
  • Experience a new kind of sightseeing with a boat trip
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High-Speed River Cruise
Life jacket
All-weather clothing provided
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, London of Freedom#8573311~!#, UK

Embankment Pier is directly opposite Embankment Underground Station on the North side of the River Thames

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart from an embarking point near Embankment, central London, and greet your knowledgeable guide on the pier. Listen to a brief orientation talk and don your life jacket before climbing aboard your impressive RIB speedboat, capable of reaching 50 knots per hour.

Select between two adrenaline-fueled tours depending on which sights you’re most interested in seeing; experience a 50-minute Canary Wharf tour for unrivaled views of the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, the Houses of Parliament and the Execution Dock. 

Alternatively, opt for the 80-minute Thames Barrier Experience to enjoy sweeping vistas of Greenwich and the colossal Thames Barrier. Cruise at high speed around the O2 Arena, the filming location of James Bond film The World is Not Enough, while listening to classic hits on the state-of-the-art speaker system.

Throughout your adventurous excursion, you'll hear commentary and music on a modern sound system and feel the adrenaline rush of high velocity speeds. After your rip-roaring ride on the Thames River, you'll return to your original departure point and bid your guide farewell.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Tower of London
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Pass By:  
HMS Belfast
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Pass By:  
Tower Bridge
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Pass By:  
Greenwich
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Pass By:  
Houses of Parliament
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Pass By:  
Execution Dock
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Thames River
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Pass By:  
Canary Wharf
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Pass By:  
The Thames Barrier Information Centre
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 13 years & under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that children have to weigh a minimum of 15kg (2.36 stone)
  • Changes after booking may be subject to an alteration fee
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • IF THE TIME YOU SELECT IS NOT AVAILABLE YOUR BOOKING WILL BE INPUT ON THE NEAREST TIME AVAILABLE & YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THAMES RIB EXPERIENCE 24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR BOOKING DATE
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If your trip is subject to our Minimum Passenger Number Policy you will be contacted 24 hours before to be offered an alternative time or date to travel
  • NO HEART / OR OTHER SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Thames Rib Experience
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Thames Barrier Speedboat Experience to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes.

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Reviews

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381 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great, fun, worth every penny.
MarieMassie
, Sep 2021
Excellent trip. Other trips are 50mins, this one is 75mins. The guide is knowledgeable about buildings on the Thames in an entertaining way. The speed boat is great fun and, no, you don't get wet!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth every penny!
Jemma_L
, Sep 2021
One of my favourite activities I've ever done! Had such a blast and the information given on the tour was really interesting! The hosts were fun and we just had the best afternoon! Would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What a Blast!!!!
Sarah_N
, Sep 2021
OMG! I don't know why I haven't done this before, it was an epic ride. It starts off at a leisurely pace due to speed restrictions up to and past London Bridge then the engine cranks up to the sound of the 007 theme which was a blast. A thrilling ride with dips and bumps up and around the Dome and up to the Thames Barrier and back. You wont be disappointed. A selection of appropriate songs to accompany the trip back from Queen to Bon Jovi.
star-5
AMAZING!! SO MUCH FUN!!
Julie_S
, Sep 2021
All of it, we loved the commentary with all the history along the Thames. Then the fun begun when the speedboat opened up after tower bridge. ❤️
star-5
Ride of your life..
Catherine_H
, Sep 2021
It was a fabulous way to enjoy the sights of London.. Chris and Ed were great.. I would l and will be telling everyone i know about it as it was one of the best things we have ever done.. Well done guys.. 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
star-5
RIB experience
Maggie
, Aug 2021
Great fun and really enjoyable experience. Great and exciting way to see London landmarks. Would recommend.
star-5
The walkers thrill trip
stephanie_W
, Aug 2021
Amazing trip. Emma the host was funny, informative and the Driver was brilliant. Would recommend this trip 👍🏻
star-4
Thumbs up!!
Anna_C
, Aug 2021
The family loved this!!! Great actual experience in London. Booked with Viator, but Thames RIB contacted to say the time slot we booked was full. Then the boat we booked broke!!! Disappointed!!! Rebooked a cheaper option, though did get a refund after a week after we contacted.
star-1
Poor customer service
Fiona_C
, Aug 2021
My booking was not put through, so got changed to a cheaper experience and I’ve still not got a refund. Poor customer service from viator. The actual boat experience was great.
star-5
Brilliant
Elizabeth_F
, Aug 2021
Fantastic experience from start to finish. The only little gripe that my husband has was that he could not hear the commentary, he thought the front speakers should be working
1 traveler found this review helpful

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