Private hire

Guests attending a private party on board the ferry

Please note that we are not taking private hire bookings until further notice.


Hire The Shields Ferry for your special event

Set in the unique surroundings of the River Tyne the ferry is a fun and unusual venue to host any occasion:

  • a memorable birthday, wedding or anniversary to celebrate with family and friends
  • a corporate hospitality event which will really stand out from all the other events your guests attend
  • a works night out that's different from anywhere else; or
  • a fundraising evening to help support a charity close to your heart

… you can be guaranteed a party on the ferry will leave a lasting impression on your guests!

What is included?

Your hire package will include:

  • a three and a half hour trip along the River Tyne allowing you to take in historical landmarks and be impressed by the spectacular views along Newcastle/Gateshead's quaysides
  • sailing under the iconic Millennium bridge
  • a choice of two boarding points, either Newcastle's quayside (outside the Law Courts) or South Shields and/or North Shields ferry landings
  • room for up to 200 guests
  • optional extras are also available upon request - see below*

Contact us to find out more

Speak to our Customer Relations team on 0191 20 20 747 (9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday) who will be happy to discuss your full hire options; or enquire at [email protected]

*Ask about:

  • special hire rates (available for registered charities)
  • catering and disco packages
  • running your own bar or us providing a bar service
  • wheelchair-friendly facilities
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