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Great support for Cleveland Police Cadets/Children from Chernobyl charity

For the last 2 years the young people and volunteers of Cleveland Police Cadets have spent a day... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
craig g
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redcar
Fabulous Trip

Took the boat from Yarn to Preston Park. What a fabulous trip lovely boat & friendly helpful... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
StephanieL495
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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RiverBus cruise and Rowing boat hire. OPEN WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. £10/half hour per boat or £15 for full hour, plus £1 per person. RiverBus 40 min trip between Yarm and Preston ParkL £3/5 one way and £5/8 return. Family tickets available. Dogs v...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Yarm Road | Preston Park Museum and Grounds, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH, England
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

For the last 2 years the young people and volunteers of Cleveland Police Cadets have spent a day hosting children over in the UK from Chernobyl on their holiday here.One of the activities we have engaged in has been a trip on The Tees with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank craig g
Rachel D, Owner at RiverShack ActiviTEES CIC, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Craig, and colleagues, thank you so much for fitting in the boat trip on Juno as part of the holiday - we are so pleased you enjoyed it. We feel really pleased to be able to give the kids such a lovely experience as part...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

I'm not impressed that the crew seem to find it funny to get the children aboard to shout stupid comments at golfers as they go past the course. It's not a great business model to annoy people as the boat goes along the river -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rachel D, Owner at RiverShack ActiviTEES CIC, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Hello, firstly thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback - we really value hearing from all our passengers. Secondly we are all extremely disappointed to hear your comments/ Our crew are all extremely professional and work hard to ensure the experience...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Took the boat from Yarn to Preston Park. What a fabulous trip lovely boat & friendly helpful crew. Great trip very peaceful & scenic calm river. Very reasonable return price, highly recommend.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StephanieL495
Rachel D, Owner at RiverShack ActiviTEES CIC, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hello Stephanie, Thank you so much for taking the time to take Juno on a trip and to also review us too! We are a Community Interest Company (not for profit) with a mission to improve access to the River Tees for all ages, abilities...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, I'll start by saying how reasonably priced this trip is for a family (including the dog), what a wonderful ride up the River Tees with such spectacular scenery too. We chose to go from Preston Park to Yarm (behind Sainsbury's car park, handy for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BellaSar73
Rachel D, Owner at RiverShack ActiviTEES CIC, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Hello Bella, Firstly thank you so much for taking the time to use our service and to also review us too! We are a Community Interest Company with a mission to improve access to the River Tees for all ages, abilities and income, therefore such...More

Reviewed July 1, 2018

Took the the River Boat Juno from Yarm to Preston Park. Have paddled this on a number of occasions in my Kayak but having someone else do the work allowed me to focus on the beautiful nature we have on our door step. The guys...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BJC65
Rachel D, Owner at RiverShack ActiviTEES CIC, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hi there, Thanks so much for your feedback on the 40 min trip between Yarm & Preston park. We love being part of the river community, especially enjoy seeing the growing number of Kayak and Canoe users, and so are thrilled that you've seen the...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018

Friendly crew and clean boats. So relaxing to take a rowing boat out on the Tees. Full safety equipment provided and full instruction given. They also told us that if we got into any difficulty, there was a safety boat on hand. The river bus...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Rachel D, Owner at RiverShack ActiviTEES CIC, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to try both out experiences: rowing in our hand-made Clovelly boats from Devon, and our 40-min cruise from Yarm to Preston park. We work extremely hard to ensure that we provide a professional service, as well...More

Reviewed June 11, 2018

A family run business working very hard to give visitors and residents in the area something of which they can be rightly proud - the beautiful river Tees. The boat is incredibly stable and chugs along a sedate pace to give passengers a comfortable ride...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Samantha K
Rachel D, Owner at RiverShack ActiviTEES CIC, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Hi Samantha, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the Tees and take our trip. We really do appreciate your comments and review - we are so lucky to have this great asset and want more people to enjoy it - either...More

Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We had some friends come stay and as it was such a lovely Bank Holiday Monday, we decided to take the trip from Yarm to Preston Farm. What a fabulous 40minute cruise, seeing the River Tees and surrounding countryside from a totally different angle! The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Rachel D, Owner at RiverShack ActiviTEES CIC, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Hi Lousie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us; our crew love what they do and really deserve such congratulations. Also the more people who hear about the wonderful experiences that the River Tees provides, the more folks will hopefully visit....More

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

I must start by saying a MASSIVE thank you to Rachel and the ‘Crew’. Having travelled from Northumberland we had got lost and were in danger of missing the 2pm sailing. We called Rachel for directions, she informed the crew, held the boat’s departure and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Rachel D, Owner at RiverShack ActiviTEES CIC, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Hi Andrew, We're happy to help - and are SO pleased you had a fantastic trip. Our ethos is to share the wonderful asset that is the River Tees with as many people as possible, and also to ensure everyone has a memorable trip. Maybe...More

Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely idea travelling down the River Tees on the Riverbus to Yarm, it was so lovely to try something different & experience the beautiful views by boat. The vessel itself is a lovely size as are the staff members, so friendly & helpful...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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mariepod75
November 11, 2016|
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Response from Jane W | Reviewed this property |
Or alternatively, go down past the back of the supermarket on Yarm High Street towards the river. Would reiterate that you check though as I too think it is seasonal. Well worth a trip but probably in better weather.
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Rachel D
August 16, 2016|
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Response from Rachel D | Property representative |
Thanks for the reply. We do what we can regarding posters and leaflets, which seem to need constant renewal! I also took on board your point about a voucher and created a 33% discount offer for local residents for the last... More
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