London Speedboat Adventures

London Speedboat Adventures

A London RIB experience offers an exhilarating new way to see London from the River Thames in a speed boat! Voted one of the top five things to do in the capital these experiences in a Rigid Inflatable Boat allow you to explore the landmarks with great manoeuvrability – it’s all about high thrills on the Thames.

These purpose built twin engined 12 seater Rigid Inflatable Boats have been specially designed to be safe comfortable quiet and very fast. In fact they can reach up to 35 knots even ‘pulling some G’ so as you speed along in the boat you can cover large distances on the Thames whilst getting to experience the most spirited sightseeing tour ever devised. It’s definitely a case of more speed more style and more sights with this set up!

Your experienced skipper and guide will provide you with a wealth of information that will intrigue and entertain in a way that’s a notch above the usual Thames experience by boat. Oh and speeding at a rate of knots in the RIB doesn’t mean you miss any of the sights it just means you get from to the next much more quickly! Of course safety remains paramount throughout and you will have a dockside briefing and be kitted out in buoyancy aids too

We are offering two different RIB experiences. The ‘Ultimate’ Canary Wharf itinerary visits points of interest from the Houses of Parliament to Canary Wharf including the London Eye Somerset House OXO Tower Globe Theatre St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge. The extended Thames Barrier speed boat experience gives you a whopping 80 minutes out on the water and you’ll go all the way from the London Eye down stream to the impressive flood barrier on the outskirts of the city checking out all the sights in between.

Why not charter your own RIB and fill it with family or friends for the ultimate RIB experience?  It makes an unusual birthday gift or office event and everyone will love the experience of being on the Thames in a speed boat. Alternative gift experience days are on offer from IntotheBlue’s main home page.

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Ultimate Christmas RIB Adventure

Ultimate Christmas RIB Adventure

Introducing the Christmas RIB boat ride! ‘Tis the season to go boating on the Thames with these exclusive RIB boat charters in London during November and December for up to 12 passengers. Be it a family day out or a works do there’s no better way to kick off the festive season than with a fast and fabulous ride on the river.

Santa’s sleigh takes on an altogether more streamlined look with these red rocket rigid inflatable boats. Departing from the London Eye Pier the RIBs will whisk you off for a Christmassy boat ride along the Thames to Canary Wharf and back again.

You’ll be seeing London at its true best on these rides. The air is crisp the summer tourist crowds have gone and Londoners are getting in the festive spirit. As the waning winter sun slowly sets in the sky the city becomes a sparkling wonderland with Christmas lights and decorations lining your route.

From the London Eye sitting pretty on the South Bank and those famous Houses of parliament opposite to the Tower of London and the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf you’ll be a witness to it all. A highlight for many is skimming along the water right underneath the stunning Tower Bridge. It might have been built back in the late 19th century but it’s still a major player on the London landscape.

As well as the great things to see guests often comment on how friendly the crew is. The skipper and their team will extend you and your fellow RIB riders a warm welcome as you board and will keep you entertained all the way. And for that extra little bit of Christmas cheer why not push the boat out (‘scuse the pun) and go for the welcome cocktail add-on!

These vouchers are for an exclusive charter at a time to suit you for up to 12 passengers to ride together in the RIB a powerful inflatable speedboat. They’re valid for rides taken during the run up to Christmas in November and December are offer superb value for money. Book in the morning and go Christmas shopping after or take your ride as a precursor to a Christmas meal out in the capital – the possibilities with these great value Christmas RIB boat rides are endless!

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Unusual London Tour Choice for Two

Unusual London Tour Choice for Two

We’ve got a plethora of unusual London tours for you to choose from! So you want to visit London you want to spend some time in the capital but don’t fancy one of the standard tours where you see all the usual sights and landmarks you already know. These unique London tours will show you a whole different side to the capital.

Secret hidden forgotten lost and even bizarre. These are just some of the words used to describe the itineraries of these guided walks. London is such a melting pot of history culture architecture and art that everywhere you look (if you know where to look) there are endless fascinating parts of the capital waiting to be discovered. Beyond the usual tourist trail you’ll be walking London’s hidden streets walkways and alleys to lift the lid on fascinating London life through the ages.

From the risqué sleazy and spirited London from several centuries ago to the crazy customs and ceremonies the actual City of London can still observe this is London like never before. Even if you live or work in the capital these unique tours will open your eyes to over 2000 years of history. The programme we’re offering gives you a whole host of London tour itineraries to choose from all of which are unique in their own way.

The places you’ll walk by and visit are not the sort of landmarks you’ll spot on a map or read about in any visitor’s guide. In some cases you’ll just be around the corner from some of the most famous and visited areas of the capital such as Soho’s Theatre Land or St Paul’s Cathedral. On other tours you’ll be way off the beaten track. But in all cases one thing is sure – the tour is going to give you a unique view of London to enjoy.

From tales that connect fighting mice with Sir Christopher Wren unicorns in the City and even Sweeney Todd’s barbers you’ve got it all to discover. On these unique London tours you’ll be looking up high peering through windows peeking around corners and even having a quick scout underneath to give you the most fascinating insight into the hidden London. 

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London Chocolate Tour Soho

London Chocolate Tour Soho

Join a Soho chocolate tour and stroll around the West End of London tasting chocolate as you go! These deliciously chocolatey tours are fully guided and combine tastings treats and samples with industry secrets insider knowledge and even on-the-spot discounts.

You and your fellow chocolate fiends will meet in a trendy Soho cafe where your chocolatier tour host will introduce themselves. In this nice and relaxed environment you’ll learn the essential art of professional chocolate tasting. Contrary to popular belief there’s a lot more to it than just unwrapping the choc and scoffing it. It’s about using all your senses to appreciate all that cocoa goodness – right down to listening for that satisfying ‘crack’ when you break the chocolate apart.

By the end of the session you’ll be pretty adept at discerning the difference between a high quality chocolate and a pretty mediocre one whilst your palette will be receptive to the flavours and aromas of chocolate from all over the world. If it sounds a bit like wine tasting it is with your host talking about all the different ‘notes’ chocolate can have.

Now fully au fait with tasting etiquette it’s time to hit the streets of Soho. You will tour a carefully curated collection of chocolate boutiques. The displays are every bit as mouth-watering and fabulous as you’d expect from these high-end chocolate makers. And quite frankly the chocolates taste as good as they look.

In each destination there’ll be tastings and treats for you to enjoy. Hear about the products made try some incredible flavour combinations and just generally immerse yourself in the giddy world of seriously good chocolate. Each boutique you visit during your Soho chocolate tasting tour offers a VIP discount so if you want to buy even more chocs to take home with you this is the ideal opportunity. Your tour host even provides a cute chocolate goody bag for you to put your chocolates in. An utterly delicious day out.

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Thames Rockets Ultimate Speed Thrill

Thames Rockets Ultimate Speed Thrill

Are you ready to rock the Thames Rockets? Prepare to go warp-speed right from the word go all the way up to the Thames Barrier. These Rocket boats are pretty cool. They’re rugged and highly agile vessels that bounce along the water with ease at speeds of up to 35mph.

The Rockets are bright red so you can’t miss them as they whizz around the capital’s main waterway giving sightseers the big thrill and big sights all rolled into one fab and very fun waterborne tour.

Setting off from London Bridge City pier just beside the Tower of London and Tower Bridge you’ll go as far as the impressive Thames Barrier on this boat trip. To begin with all seems calm as you cruise gently away from the pier admiring the various buildings and landmarks as you go. All very civilised and relaxed…

…until you’re in the high speed zone and then it’s full throttle for a bouncing jostling and pure thrills trip. You’ll soon see why these boats are known as the Thames Rockets. They certainly go like one. But the mad thing about it all is that you won’t actually be getting wet. Well maybe a bit of spray but nothing like soaked to the skin that you might expect from a rocket tour like this. That’s because the boat lies pretty low in the water (and partly because the skippers are boat driving aces!) so you get all the scream-out-loud exhilaration without feeling soggy at the end of it all.

It’s also worth noting that all Thames Rocket passengers on a mission to the Thames Barrier and back will be kitted out with stylish fleece-lined waterproof sailing jackets and buoyancy aids. If it looks like it’s going to be choppy or chilly out there you can also get goggles and waterproof trousers too so a bit of London drizzle certainly won’t stop play on these tours – in fact it makes it even more exciting.

You’ll travel along the Thames just as far as the Thames Barrier having hooned it past the likes of Greenwich with its Cutty Sark the O2 and loads more besides. Going so fast on a boat on the river is sure to make you feel like you’ve broken the speed barrier (and maybe the sound barrier with your screams!) as the Thames Rocket is pushed to its limit all in the name of merriment and enjoyment for you!

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