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River Escapes- Day Boat Tours

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The River Escapes fleet of three passenger boats sightseeing tours offer an unrivaled way to experience one of the North's great cities and its evolving industries, taking you from past to present, from the once thriving maritime heritage, to world...more
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Quayside, Newcastle | Newcastle by Millennium Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my twin boarded the Fortuna on the 4th September for a cuise out to Tynemouth. The weather was changable but no rain. Our on board guide was extremely knowledgeable and the on board staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The cruise itself lasts...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Went on a Thursday for the quay to sea trip which is about 3 hours duration. The boat was full and we were lucky with the weather which helped make the journey even more enjoyable. The commentary was interesting without being too staid and we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank daveandlynda311
River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review our Quay to Sea cruise down to Tynemouth Piers and back. This cruise is popular with our live commentary and we appreciate you mentioning this. We do try to keep our prices palatable - as value for...More

Reviewed September 26, 2018

My family and I arrived in the nick of time to board the boat that would take us on a journey out from the Quayside at Newcastle to the mouth of the Tyne river where the ocean (North Sea) starts. A lazy journey that takes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank drtaher
River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

What a lovely review, many thanks for taking the time to describe your trip with us and the highlights of this cruise for you also. Our quay to sea cruise is most popular with all ages and keeping our prices low for passengers to enjoy...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018

I was surprised how many people were on the Quay to Sea cruise today. It was sunny so we were lucky. River Escapes arranged a commentary (by a former tug boat captain) and there was a basic menu for lunch. The trip is three hours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank J_Jarndyce
River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you kindly for reviewing your cruise with us. We are delighted to hear your experience rated 4 stars! We do have blankets to keep the chill from penetrating as we find our passengers do prefer to be outside whatever the weather.

Reviewed September 5, 2018

Visiting Newcastle and had to revisit River Escapes for the 3 hour cruise from the centre of Newcastle Quayside right out to Tynemouth. As a ship enthusiast this trip is brilliant. Passes all the old docks, the new parks and all the quays. The best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Howard-Liverpool
River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you for such an excellent review, its obvious you have had a brilliant trip to the River Mouth. Our staff will be delighted to hear they have been yet again mentioned. We are committed to keeping costs low, good value for money is our...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour, interesting commentary, polite staff, toilet on board and drinks and snacks served, great fun to see Newcastle from a different perspective

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 433glennc
River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Lovely review, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience.

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Boat is comfortable both inside and out. Didn't eat on board but food looked good. Beer was cheaper than city centre pubs. Staff are informative and friendly. The trip was excellent, although the activity on the river bank is much more subdued than it must...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anglingfalcon
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We went on the hour long river cruise that took in the seven bridges. The commentary was recorded, which made it a bit boring and uninspiring, but still very clear and informative. I guess the lack of live commentary is what keeps the price down...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christine X
River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review our 1 hour city cruise, the larger 3 hour cruise does have live commentary - however, the smaller cruises are recorded.

Reviewed August 24, 2018

I took my mam and my two kids for a three hour trip on the Tyne from the Quaysides to Tynemouth. On arriving it was raining so there was nowhere to sit but on the outside decks as all the seats inside were taken. Before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

thank you for taking the time to review our cruise. we are dismayed to hear smoking spoiled a small part of your experience. I am delighted to hear our staff were able to resolve this issue for you. Lovely to hear you enjoyed the commentary!

Reviewed August 19, 2018

We took the 3 hr trip to the sea . It was a lovely ride and the refreshments available on board were reasonably priced and good quality. BUT this could have been SO much better with a more informative narrative. Ok, so the guy was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rose B
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David B
September 9, 2018|
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Response from Doddy0078 | Reviewed this property |
All detailed on their website!
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Angie B
August 21, 2018|
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Response from River-Escapes | Property representative |
Both our vessels have covered in areas and are cosy if the weather is not great
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