Shields Ferry river cruises are all set to return this summer, with the hugely successful Fish and Chip Trips coming back by popular demand after a successful debut last year.
Nexus, which operates the Shields Ferry service, will once again be offering passengers a tasty portion of great British fish and chips and a cruise past some of the Tyne’s most iconic landmarks.
The Fish and Chip Trips were introduced in 2011 and were a big hit, with most of the trips selling out fast.
The Fish and Chip Trips are taking place on June 1 and 10, July 6 and 8, August 19 and September 7. They depart from the South Shields ferry landing at 1pm and last for two hours.
Tickets cost £12 for adults, £9 for children aged 14 or under, £11 concessions (aged 60 or over), £38 family ticket (two adults and two children and it is free for babies (under 12 months).
The ferry heads towards the mouth of the Tyne with an informative commentary about the Tyne’s rich history. Fish and chips are delivered directly to the boat and can be eaten straight from the box.
Nexus will still be operating its one and a half hour Tyne Tours this year and the three-hour Sunday Afternoon River Trips. There will also be special ferry trips to cater for family fun, including children’s entertainers and new for this year is Animal Encounters trip, where children can pet cute and friendly animals, all onboard the ferry.
Shields Ferry Manager, Carol Timlin, said: “We’re really looking forward to another busy summer of river trips on the Shields Ferry.
“The fish and chip trips were a big hit last year. For 2012 we have actually added more dates to avoid disappointments.
“The Shields Ferry is a fantastic way to see some of the most iconic views on the River Tyne. We have a wide selection of trips for passengers to choose from.
“As well as the standard river cruises, with historical commentary, we have the fish and chip trips and there is also family fun events on the ferry to keep the children entertained. There’s something for everyone.”
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