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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Great fun and really well organised....we didn't even get wet! Wished we'd booked a longer ride.
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.
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.
Thoroughly enjoyed the London Rib Voyage. Travelling at speed was thrilling and the crew were very informative about the local sites.
Every think went without a hitch from start to finish
Great guys running the show, awesome!
Birthday present for my partner, 30 minutes of speed, 30 minutes of culture, informative and fun, made extra special by the guide.
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.
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.
From start to finish I had a permanent grin on my face, staff were entertaining and the trip was brilliant, highly recommend this.
Great adventure thrill ride on water, fantastic & safe fun on the water.I would recommend this adventure to any thrill seeker.
This was an interesting, funny and exhilarating experience. One we will not forget as we were celebrating my mums 70th birthday.
Perfect present for my boys, aged 10 14 and 70. Bad weather was irrelevant all wrapped up in waterproofs. 10 year old described it as Cool so it must have been good. Only thing seems much younger children can go in it than Red Letter said.
A thrilling experiance given by Tom the Tourist Guide and Chris the pilot. Slowly down the Thames passing all the fantastic sights of London then really fast. Exhilarating.
Excellent rib ride. Skipper Ian gave us a great voyage. Little Mark was well knowledge and gave an good discription of the sights and history of the Thames.
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