Thames Barrier RIB Experience - Adult

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Enjoy a heart-pounding 75 minute RIB blast down the River Thames, learning about famous landmarks on the way!

  • London (London)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 55

Thames Barrier RIB Experience - Adult

Enjoy a heart-pounding 75 minute RIB blast down the River Thames, learning about famous landmarks on the way!

Forget open-top buses – here’s a tour that’ll really blow the cobwebs away! Strap in for a 75-minute RIB ride on the Thames, and take in the capital’s waterfront sights – including the London Eye, Tower Bridge, O2 Arena, and the Thames Barrier.

Your journey begins at Embankment Pier, where you’ll board the twin turbo, 740hp RIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat if you’re wondering). Once everyone’s donned their life jackets and taken a seat, you’ll set off upriver, towards Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. You’ll catch a glimpse of the MI6 building, before turning back and accelerating downriver, past the London Eye, St. Paul’s, and the Tower of London. Once the boat passes under Tower Bridge, your guides can really open up the throttle. You’ll speed through the Docklands – passing Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena, and eventually arriving at the Thames Barrier, London’s impressive defence against high tides and storm surges. Throughout the tour, passengers benefit from an entertaining commentary, which provides some context to all the sights and thrills. Back at Embankment Pier, you’ll disembark – windswept – with a new appreciation for the capital’s historic, ever-changing waterfront.

The Thames Barrier RIB Experience is a unique tour for thrill-seeking sightseers. An Experience Days gift voucher is the perfect excuse for a grand day out!

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This experience is available Monday-Sunday all year round.
Pre-booking is essential.


Minimum Weight: 15kg (2.36 stone)
Kids tickets available for under 16s.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please be aware that minimum passenger numbers are required for sailing. Due to safety reasons, people who are pregnant or people with existing back complaints or heart conditions cannot take part. Please be aware there are specific Terms and Conditions regarding the booking and cancellation of this activity, please enquire upon booking a date and time.


Experience Duration: 01:15

Time Spent at Venue: 01:30

This experience lasts approximately 75 minutes on the water.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your excursion time to collect life jackets and wet weather gear.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Thames Barrier RIB Experience - Adult is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: +10

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

Max group size: 60

This high speed RIB transfer is great for both individuals and groups alike.

There is a viewing area for spectators.

Each boat has a capacity of 12, and there are 5 boats in total.

Where is it Located
What to wear

Life jackets and wet weather gear are provided at the centre.
Please wear warm clothing and sensible footwear.


This is not a weather dependant experience.

£ 55