A River Escapes sightseeing cruise offers an unrivalled way to experience one of the North's great cities and its evolving riverscape.
ON THE DAY ANY REMAINING TICKETS FOR SIGHTSEEING CRUISES ARE REMOVED FROM WEBSITE & SOLD ON THE PONTOON AS YOU BOARD (card also accepted)
Please see cruise details for correct boarding pontoon and sailing days.
Taking you from past to present, from our once thriving maritime heritage, to world renowned landmarks such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Tyne Bridge, the Sage Gateshead and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
Each cruise is accompanied by fascinating commentary from River Escapes' knowledgeable guides. While on board why not sit back and relax with a drink from our well stocked bar or enjoy one of the tempting snacks on offer in the comfortable surroundings. Scheduled cruises run throughout the year.
We have 3 sightseeing tours to choose from, please note the correct pontoon for boarding
1 hour Quay to City -Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - sails from NE1 City Marina - A snapshot tour we like to call the '7 bridges', an ideal way to see our wonderful city from the River. With recorded Commentary. See website for sail dates (some bank holidays and school holidays also)
2 hour Quay to Countryside - Tuesdays & Thursdays - sails from our River Escapes pontoon (near millennium bridge) - This cruise takes you under 11 bridges on the Tyne and is an excellent opportunity to catch some wildlife from the heart of our city. With recorded Commentary. See website for sail dates.
OCCASIONALLY BECAUSE OF THE TIDES WE CANNOT DO THE FULL ROUTE -
3 hour Quay to Sea - Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays - sails from our River Escapes pontoon (near the Millennium Bridge) - Experience the Millennium Bridge opening for the beginning of your cruise and observe the changing landscape of our river all the way down to the mouth of the Tyne. Freshly made hot food available. Narrated by a live commentator. See website for sail dates.