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Thames Barrier Speedboat to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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

1: Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, London of Freedom#8573311~!#, UK
2: Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK

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
.GUIDED COMMENTARY
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16years 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
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Thames Rib Experience

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 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 to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Thames Barrier Speedboat 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 to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Thames Barrier Speedboat 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 to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Thames Barrier Speedboat 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 to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Thames Barrier Speedboat to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Thames Barrier Speedboat to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes.

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Amazing !
Angie
, Oct 2020
Great organisation very friendly staff and the experience was amazing A great way to travel the Thames !
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No minimum seats guarnty
Iryna_H
, Oct 2020
I had to cancel the booking on Friday morning, a day before the booking due to the unavailability of a boat at 10:30am because there's no minimum seats guaranty. I received a call a day before to say that we wont be able to take our ride on Saturday morning. They offered an alternative time in the afternoon which was not suitable for us. I look forward to receiving my money back in full.
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Best birthday present ever!!! AMAZING
Matenin_T
, Aug 2020
For a birthday treat , I had an AMAZING time with my children. We all enjoyed ❣. This is an experience of a life time and, the birthday song on the boat wishing me a good day was a bonus.
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Fabulous
Pamela K
, Aug 2019
Teens and parents loved. Totally fun way to experience London on first day of trip. Everything was great about the experience.
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Fantastic way to explore London
Flyer03357782021
, Apr 2019
A bit pricy but probably worth it on second thought. Our kids 4-11 years absolutely loved it especially when speed went up + loud music. I recommend it highly.
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To be done absolutely
Lydie R
, Jun 2018
We had a great time. The queuing up process was handled very well with security questions and safety demo. Only 12 people on the boat, the guide was very entertaining and very professional pilot who made us have lots of thrills... would do it again tomorrow x fabulous x
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What can I say apart from absolutely...
June W
, Sep 2017
What can I say apart from absolutely fab!!!! Our crew were John and Joe and I really didn't expect it to be this much fun..... As soon as we cleared Tower Bridge - dipping, diving, fast turns and the James Bond theme coming out of the speakers.... don't think I have screamed so much since giving birth to my daughter! I cannot recommend this experience enough and the crew gave a really informative and entertaining commentary that was just right - not intrusive and over the top - just right.
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Our trip happened to take place...
Andrew R
, Aug 2017
Our trip happened to take place during unpleasant weather. Cold, nasty rain. It's quite the testament to this tour that even in bad conditions, we still had a great time. The tour guide was funny, the captain skilled. There is a moment in particular that stands out. When the boat crosses the bridge and the captain can accelerate, the James Bond theme is played. I felt like a kid in that moment. If we visit London again, I would book this trip again.
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Really a 'must do' experience. Such...
Linda H
, Aug 2017
Really a 'must do' experience. Such fun and a superb birthday treat for one of our party - we were 6 in total. Really comprehensive commentary - can definitely recommend this as a novel way to see London from a different perspective. The skill of the pilot was brilliant and breathtaking from time to time!!
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Hold on tight and be prepared for a...
Suzy S
, Aug 2017
Hold on tight and be prepared for a thrilling ride. It was like taking a roller coaster ride on the Thames.
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