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River Escapes- Day Boat Tours

Quayside, Newcastle | Newcastle by Millennium Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
+44 1670 785666
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Pleasant but not inspiring

We took the 3 hr trip to the sea . It was a lovely ride and the refreshments available on board... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rose B
Excellent 3-hour Boat Trip

Purchased a family ticket (£34), great value for 2 adults & 2 children. Boarded about 11:20 and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
raymondj386
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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 renowned landmarks. Come rain or shine our famous party cruises will always be in full swing. We offer packages from just £12.00 pp that includes a cruise, delicious buffet options and great music. Celebrating? we have the perfect venue for a truly memorable and unique event.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“top deck” (12 reviews)
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Quayside, Newcastle | Newcastle by Millennium Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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+44 1670 785666
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"hour trip"
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"top deck"
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"live commentary"
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"informative commentary"
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"millennium bridge"
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"sea cruise"
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"open deck"
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"countryside trip"
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"booze cruise"
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"return journey"
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"lovely trip"
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"enjoyable cruise"
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"scottish accent"
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"prior to boarding"
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"captain jim"
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"fantastic hours"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Rose B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Purchased a family ticket (£34), great value for 2 adults & 2 children. Boarded about 11:20 and was surprised how many were all ready on board. Unable to get seats on the upper, open deck, but the middle deck gave good views through the windows....More

Thank raymondj386
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We pre-booked via the internet £13.00 per adult and boarded at the quayside Newcastle for a 3 hour trip up the river Tyne to Tynemouth and back in a round about 3 hours with expert commentary all the way. The weather was perfect but could...More

Thank VonoRono
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River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review of our Quay to Sea cruise. The opening of the millennium bridge at the start of our cruise is a very popular aspect for our passengers. We do have many children that enjoy our cruises, driving the boat with the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the three hour Quay to Sea guided tour with 5yr old twins. They were interested in the history shared during the first half of the trip and it sparked some great conversation. The staff were lovely!Food and drink on board to keep everyone...More

Thank TorMet
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River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving us a lovely review! the staff are always delighted with a named mention. Great to hear that your children enjoyed the experience too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We queued in the wrong place and missed our boat but graham kindly fitted us onto the next boat , much appreciated as I was only in Newcastle for the weekend, fantastic informative trip with fabulous helpful staff.

Thank devondiner51
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River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving us a review about your one hour cruise with us. We do run these from the NE1 marina nearer the Tyne Bridge, a 5 min walk from our home pontoon. Glad we were able to solve on the day!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Quay to Sea 3 hr tour and we had the best time! It was a beautiful day, great bartenders, good food choices - a very pleasant afternoon spent on the river Tyne. FYI - the tickets are cash only.

Thank rxmarsden
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River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our 3 hour cruise to the Mouth of the Tyne and back. Lovely positive feedback. We do have a website and office (mon- Fri) for card payment bookings also.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks so much for our wonderful experience on Friday night we had a great time music and staff were all brilliant especially young John who looked after us all night , he needs a promotion for his excellent attention to detail 😁😁😁 The scary guy...More

Thank karenb882018
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River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review of one of our party nights! John will be rewarded for his mention! sorry to hear your experience with our security was less positive.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brilliant 3 hours on the cruise taking me and a friend from Newcastle down the river Tyne to the piers at South & North Shields. It was amazing to see what is and what isn’t there now. We completed our apprenticeship’s in the...More

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River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your cruise with us. How fabulous you were able to see how the river has changed so much over the years, there is always so much to see, even from week to week. Great feedback...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We looked to book on their website at our hotel early in the morning and it stated that all 3 one hour sailings were full on Saturday 14th July. We went down to the boarding point at the Quayside to be told the website was...More

Thank TCR555
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Booked the 2 hours Quay to countryside. 22 pound well spent. Arrived quayside no issues, boat looked bit small but once we boarded there was lots of room. We sat at back of boat up stairs as such. Nice breeze and lots leg room for...More

Thank ryan p
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River-Escapes, Manager at River Escapes- Day Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Many thanks for your review of our Countryside cruise on board the Coventina. Glad to hear that overall your experience was an enjoyable experience and thanks for mentioning our staff who do enjoy a mention. Sorry to hear the singing went on too long for...More

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170Happydiner
8 August 2018|
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Response from River-Escapes | Property representative |
Our Fortuna vessel is the most mobility friendly. We have a ramp to get on board. this does a 3 hour cruise, we do advise booking prior and letting us know of any assistance that may be required.
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