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Canary Wharf Voyage - Child

Child's ticket to enjoy a tour of Canary Wharf on a powerful RIB. Enjoy the sights of London City.

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It's not easy to get kids excited about a sightseeing tour... unless, of course, that tour involves a high-speed boat trip down the Thames! A London tour by boat is a superb family day out, and an exciting and unique way to see lovely London from a whole new perspective. With this Canary Wharf London tour, kids get to see the city at speed, and with running commentary from some knowledgeable - and very funny - tour guides, this is one London tour they won't be bored by! All guides for the RIB London Tour are award-winning stand-up comedians, so you can be sure of some laughs as you tour the Thames.

This RIB London Tour is suitable for sightseers of all ages, and while the boat is certainly fast, it is not uncomfortable or challenging in any way.

A standard trip lasts 50 minutes, during which passengers are launched from the London Eye and whizzed along the Thames, as far as Canary Wharf and back, in a fantastic RIB powerboat.

Along the way, you will zoom by some of London's most recognisable landmarks, all the while being entertained by the exceptional guides. The tour guides are all professional, award-winning stand-up comedians who's job it is to make your tour as entertaining and informative as it can possibly be!

Children of all ages are welcome but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
This RIB London Tour lasts for approximately 50 minutes.
There will be a maximum of 12 passengers on the boat. Spectators will be able to wave you off from the shore and can be there to meet you on your return.
Bookings during the Olympic period (27th July – 12th August 2012) are not available on this experience.

Winter Itinerary:
Canary Wharf on the hour from 11am to 4pm Weds, Fri, Sat and Sun

Summer Itinerary:

Canary Wharf on the hour from 10 am to 4pm every day.
Thames Barrier is available at various times throughout the week.
Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day of your tour. Remember, it will usually feel colder out on the river than it will on the shore. The RIB sails in all weather and can provide wet weather gear for all ages and sizes.
Weather should not affect this experience.
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Question: What are the available transport options for getting here?- London Eye (Boarding Gate)
Answer: The meeting point will be the London Eye. By Tube The London Eye is located within easy walking distance from several London Underground stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster. Waterloo is the closest, about five minutes walking distance. Leave the station via "Exit 6" and follow signs for the Southbank and The London Eye. Embankment and Charing Cross stations are close together on the north side of the River Thames. Both tube stations are a ten minute walk to reach the London Eye. From the station, cross over Hungerford Bridge and head for The London Eye. Westminster and Embankment are on the Circle and District line. Westminster tube station is the closest station to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. From Westminster tube station, take exit one and follow signs for London Eye. Check journey details and service updates here for London Underground By Rail The closest rail stations to The London Eye are Waterloo and Charing Cross. Waterloo is the closest, about five minutes walking distance. Leave the station via "Exit 6" and follow signs for Southbank and/or The London Eye. Charing Cross is about a fifteen minute walk to the London Eye. Cross over Hungerford Bridge and head for The London Eye. Check journey details and service updates here for British Rail By Bus Buses to The London Eye include the 211, 77 and 381. The London Eye is on most London sightseeing bus tours and on the RV1 route that connects the London Eye to the Tate Modern and Covent Garden. Check journey details and service updates here for London Buses By Car We do not recommend driving into the city, however there are many public car parks in The London Eye area. The nearest one to use is on Belvedere Road. Please note that The London Eye is within the Congestion Charge Zone.

PicMonkey CollageOn Wednesday 24th June I took part in a London RIB Voyage. Beginning at the Millennium Pier, located right beneath the London Eye, the voyage took us on an hour-long adventure down the Thames, towards Canary Wharf and back again.

rib2Approaching the pier, with a picturesque view of the London Eye and surrounding iconic attractions across the Thames, I had no idea what to expect from this London RIB Voyage. One thing that was for certain was that the views were great! Arriving at the RIB Voyage boarding gate, I was approached by the friendly and helpful staff who checked me in and got me suited and booted for the ride with a thick coat and life jacket. Arriving 15 minutes before the sail, it gave me time to prepare myself for the unknown!

rib1Once the boat was prepared and the passengers (including myself) were ready, we embarked the boat with a friendly hand from the tour guide. Soon we were all seated and ready to set sail. The tour guide gave us a description of what’s involved during the voyage and with music at the ready, we set sail.

The beginning of the voyage allowed us to let loose to the music and take in some of London’s top attractions. Passing under a series of famous bridges including Tower Bridge and Millennium Bridge at a relaxed pace, we had photo opportunities from every angle. The tour guide checked in to see if we were all okay and enjoying ourselves, before increasing the speed.

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Entering a more secluded area of the Thames, away from any larger incoming boats, the driver began to zig-zag through the waves, splashing and spraying us as the boat tipped towards the water for an added adrenaline rush. The boat bounced along the waves creating a thrill - the 35 knot speed made it feel like a temporary face lift! The boat gradually slowed down, allowing us to attempt to fix our hair after the wrath of the G-forces, to and wave at curious pedestrians.

 

rib4The guided tour began once we’d stopped giggling (some of us, even shrieking) from all the adrenaline. Now travelling back up the Thames towards Southbank, one of the first attractions explained was the Monument of the Great Fire of London. The tour guide told us some interesting facts and even included a little quiz! Further up the Thames we approached Cleopatra’s Needle and were given a brief history of the attraction, including how the Sphinx’ on either side of the needle are in fact the wrong way round! Other sites along the Thames included The Shard and the Oxo Tower and finished with Big Ben and Houses of Parliament - again with interesting and comical facts about these famous attractions.

11696489_10207066100316153_813121143_nThe London RIB Voyage was thrilling but exhilarating and entirely worth the £42 for the hour-long adventure. Offering a year-round service, it is suited to anyone looking for a speedy (literally) mini-tour of some of London’s top attractions, whilst engaging in an adrenaline inducing experience. Overall, this experience changed my personal perspective of London by showcasing its historical beauty and culture in a stimulating and unique way.
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