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Thames RIB Experience (Adult)

Product code: 1012535 5 out of 5 (based on 158 reviews) Write a review »
5 out of 5 – 158 reviews
  • For One
  • Includes photo
  • Minimum age 16 years and No minimum age
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The RIB is the closest you will get to experiencing a white knuckle rollercoaster ride on the River Thames! From the moment you arrive at central London’s Embankment pier the entertainment doesn’t stop, as your young and friendly skipper and his team welcome you aboard the boat. As you travel at a leisurely pace towards Canary Wharf, your skipper will give you a comical alternative tour guide to London’s famous landmarks. But before you know it, the Bond theme is playing over the sound system and you are powering up to 45 knots, faster than any other boat on the river. As you near Docklands, the river widens and allows your skipper to really start showing off, spinning the boat round as you hang on for dear life. An exhilarating ride which is not for the faint of heart!
What's included?
  • A 50 minute RIB experience on the River Thames for one
  • Waterproof clothing and lifejacket for use during your trip
Any restrictions?
  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one adult
  • Under 16s are to be accompanied by an adult
  • You must use your free photo special offer experience before 31st December 2015. If you gain your experience after this date, a free photo will not be included
What do I need to know?
  • There will be no more than eleven other participants on this experience
  • Spectators are welcome to wave you off, but they will not be able to see all the action of your experience
  • Although these boats are designed to cope with the most extreme conditions, in severe weather the experience may be cancelled and rearranged for an alternative date.
  • Available selected dates through the year
  • This is the only RIB operator that provides arm rails (as well as a grip rail) to ensure your safety and comfort at all times.
  • All trips have qualified commercial skippers and knowledgeable guides.
  • All boats have been certified by the Maritime Coastal Agency and have on board the latest safety equipment from a global plotting system to a 14 man life-raft.
  • As well as having an inbuilt VHF Radio on the boat, crew also carry at least one hand held radio as back up.
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Thames RIB Experience (Adult) - £39

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 157 out of 158 (99%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Blow the cobwebs away !

5 out of 5 17 August 2015
jojorocky
Location: Hartley, Kent Age: 35-44 Bought For Myself Occasion: Birthday
I bought this as a birthday treat for my husband and he used it as part of a birthday treat day out. The booking process was really smooth and the staff very helpful. We arrived at 17.00 for a 17.20 run. There was a little confusion at the pier as the city water tour lines had new staff on duty and unfortunately sent us to the wrong pier arm, but we sorted it out fairly quickly and got to the correct boarding pier, the Thames RIB Blast staff were excellent and they took time to explain the procedures and kit all the riders up correctly. My Husband was lucky enough to get a seat in the front and really enjoyed himself. He did express surprise at the speed at which the RIB travelled, He mistakenly assumed that as it was such a populated area of the river, it would not be permitted for the RIB to go at the same speed they would use it less populated areas, Oh boy, was he wrong.......................... He said that the ride was amazing and that he would highly recommend it and indeed I have already heard him do so to a colleague, recommending both the Trip and BUYAGIFT.
What would you improve for next time? The only downside was the incorrect directions from another companies staff. Otherwise we had no issues.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Thames RIB Blast (Adult). Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.

5 out of 5 03 August 2015
Sumo
Location: Age: 45-54 Bought For Sister Occasion: Birthday
Fantastic experience, would recommend to all who love speed.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Extended Thames RIB Experience (Adult). Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.

Great Family Outing

5 out of 5 01 August 2015
Marvellous Mum
Location: Amersham Age: 45-54 Bought For Wife Occasion: Birthday
Great fun, loved seeing London from the Thames and getting up close and personal with the Thames Barrier. It was a lovely morning, we were the first trip out for the day 8.45 and I think it is probably a very good time to go out. A few rowers that we had to slow down for but otherwise not much traffic so lots of speedy bits! It's a relatively warm day today (18-20) but certainly needed some layers. I had warned teenage boys to wrap up and a t-shirt and hoody weren't quite warm enough along the speedy bits but not so as to be uncomfortable just made them think they should have accepted the offer of a jacket from the Company at the start. Highly recommended.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Extended Thames RIB Experience (Adult). Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.

Kids loved it

5 out of 5 30 July 2015
Frankies-ok
Location: Surrey Age: 45-54 Bought For Dad Occasion: Christmas
Well fist of all kids enjoyed the train down to London, And then fear stuck in when I told them we are going on a speed boat But to my amazement they did not stop laughing at all when we got to high speed so I loved it and kids well when can we do it again dad a must for everyone
What would you improve for next time? Nothing
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Best Gift Ever

5 out of 5 28 July 2015
Guddi
Location: London Age: 35-44 Bought For Partner Occasion: Just because!
My children and I found this particular experience excellent. I was not expecting much, but I was totally wrong. We enjoyed it immensely. Definitely will be going again.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Extended Thames RIB Experience (Adult). Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.

Great thrill ride

5 out of 5 26 July 2015
Steve
Location: Sutton surrey Age: 45-54 Bought For Sister Occasion: Birthday
Great gift, the ride was brilliant. With a entertaining skipper who was very informative. We were well kitted out as it was a wet day! Would defenately recommend it.
What would you improve for next time? Nothing
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Great experience

5 out of 5 26 July 2015
J
Location: London Age: 45-54 Bought For Myself Occasion: Other occasion
Present for my daughter. She loved every moment. Seeing the sights and the tour guides knowledge was very good. Then the speed after Tower Bridge was fantastic if a little wet. Able to get some film and pictures. Music added to the setting.She cant wait to do it again.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

OMG JUST BRILLIANT!

5 out of 5 22 July 2015
NickyD
Location: London Age: 35-44 Bought For Myself Occasion: Other occasion
I purchased one adult and one child experience on the Thames RIB as an end of school year treat for my 9 year old son. With a 20% discount voucher it was cheaper via buyagift than going direct however that said if I was to go again I would pay the full price as it was worth every penny. Don't bother with the 20mins option go for the hour. Staff were polite funny informative and naturally safety came first. We had an experience of a lifetime ...........my son said it was EPIC! our hearts were still pounding in the afternoon when reiterating the experience to friends - we had the best time!
What would you improve for next time? nothing - was perfect
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Excellent event

5 out of 5 12 July 2015
River Rider
Location: Milton Keynes Age: 45-54 Bought For Wife Occasion: Christmas
Very good experience. We had high hopes for this one and it never let us down. We enjoyed it from the very start right up until we left the boat.
What would you improve for next time? P.A. system was intermittent and we could not hear all of the interesting commentary.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Wet & Wild!!!!!

5 out of 5 08 July 2015
Tatty
Location: Kent Age: 45-54 Bought For Partner Occasion: Christmas
Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Informative commentary at the beginning, as you head down the Thames past all the London sites. Then the thrill ride begins, as the skipper shows you what the Rib is capable of. We laughed and smiled the whole trip, would definitely go again!
What would you improve for next time? Would love a longer trip.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Extended Thames RIB Experience (Adult). Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
Thames RIB Experience (Adult) - £39