RIB Powerboating on the Thames for Two

RIB Powerboating on the Thames for Two
RIB Powerboating on the Thames for Two
RIB Powerboating on the Thames for Two
1¼ hrs
Waterloo, London

  • About

    Here is an excellent way for two people to see the Thames from a new perspective and take in some of the great sights of our capital city from the river. Jump aboard this small, light and high-speed powerboat, otherwise known as a RIB (which stands for rigid inflatable boat) and get ready for some fast fun. There is always a safety briefing to start with before being kitted out with the kind of gear needed for this waterborne experience. Then it's all systems go as the skipper takes you up and down the river, pointing out areas of interest and telling stories (he knows the river really well and has lots of interesting snippets to share) so sit back and hold on!

    • Sight-seeing with a difference, aboard a high-speed RIB powerboat
    • Fantastic views of London landmarks
    • Fascinating commentary from an experienced skipper
  • Key Info


    Seven days a week during the summer season (March - October). Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only for the remainder of the year (closes over the Christmas period).

    Participant Guidelines

    Under 14's must be accompanied by a participating adult. If you have ever suffered a serious back, neck or knee injury, we recommend that you seek medical advice before booking. Wheelchair users welcome but pregnant women can't participate.


    The weather shouldn't affect this experience as trips go ahead in virtually all conditions, but please do call the venue on the morning of your experience if in any doubt.


    Lasts up to one hour and 15 minutes, including your briefing, kit issue and around 50 minutes on the water. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the booked time. In season runs daily, on the hour between 10am and 6pm. After October, at weekends only.

    Numbers On Day

    Share the RIB with up to 10 other passengers , plus a skipper and guide.


    Friends and family are welcome to watch from the shore, but won't be able to see much of the action. However, there is lots to see and do on the South Bank while they wait.

    Dress Code

    Wear flat-soled shoes. Lifejackets are provided (you may get wet). Please secure glasses with a safety strap to make sure they aren't blown away.

    Other Info

    All skippers are commercially qualified, with years of experience driving high-speed RIBs and lots of fascinating stories to tell about the history of the Thames. Take your booking confirmation letter with you on the day in order to participate.

  • Reviews

    , 18 Apr 2016

    We look forward to doing it again during the summer.

    , 06 Apr 2016

    Great experience, really pleased we did it and the tour guide Little Mike was Fab !!! and i also loved the music they played too very funny !!!

    , 06 Mar 2016

    Great experience the second time I have booked through Red Letter Days this experience.

    , 16 Nov 2015

    A great trip
    David was excellent with his knowledge of the waterside
    Chris was a terrific pilot and gave us an exciting and exhilarating ride
    Everything from booking to the day itself was very well organised

    , 08 Oct 2015

    The leisurely cruise down the historic Thames from the Houses of Parliament to Tower Bridge gives way to an exciting high octane power boat ride sending adrenaline levels rocketing. All great fun.

    , 05 Oct 2015

    Well informed tour guide, plenty of top tourist attractions on view from a different perspective, fast stretch of water East of Tower Bridge was fun.

    , 19 Aug 2015

    Enjoyed a great morning on the river Thames being spun around at speed checking out the sights from a different perspective. It was absolutely brilliant well worth it

    , 18 Aug 2015

    Great fun and really well organised....we didn't even get wet! Wished we'd booked a longer ride.

    , 12 Aug 2015

    This voyage was a Birthday present for our Grandson Thomas, age 14, and he loved every minute of it, interesting, thrilling and really all round very enjoyable. The crew of James and Ian were very interactive with him, interested in where home was and his hobbies and how school was. Made it very personal for him.

    , 02 Aug 2015

    We were delayed by Abellio cancelling our train to London and missed our slot. The staff went out of there way to try and fit us in, just one of us managed to get on the trip but thanks for doing your best.

    , 19 Jul 2015

    Thoroughly enjoyed the London Rib Voyage. Travelling at speed was thrilling and the crew were very informative about the local sites.

    , 13 Jul 2015

    Every think went without a hitch from start to finish

    , 06 Jul 2015

    Thoroughly enjoyed the London Rib Voyage. Travelling at speed was thrilling and the crew were very informative about the local sites.

    , 05 Jul 2015

    Great guys running the show, awesome!

    , 05 May 2015

    Birthday present for my partner, 30 minutes of speed, 30 minutes of culture, informative and fun, made extra special by the guide.

    , 15 Apr 2015

    My daughter and I had a great time. Not something we would of chosen to do, but really glad we did. Stacey was our host on the boat and made the ride interesting as well as exhilarting. Really good fun would recommend to anybody.

    , 11 Apr 2015

    A gentle start and then, past Tower Bridge, the throttle opened and the music was switched on! Wow! Sure, the Thames is fun on a gentle boat ride...but on a rib it's a thrilling experience. I would recommend it without hesitation.

    , 19 Mar 2015

    From start to finish I had a permanent grin on my face, staff were entertaining and the trip was brilliant, highly recommend this.

    , 22 Feb 2015

    Great adventure thrill ride on water, fantastic & safe fun on the water.I would recommend this adventure to any thrill seeker.

    , 26 Jan 2015

    This was an interesting, funny and exhilarating experience. One we will not forget as we were celebrating my mums 70th birthday.

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