This year's new Fish & Chip Trips on the Shields ferry have been a sell out so Nexus have added more dates for September to make sure people don't miss out. The trips take in some of the Tyne's most iconic views and extra dates are now available for Fridays 2 and 16 September. They two new trips will depart from South Shields ferry landing at 2pm and last for two hours
The fish and chips are delivered when the ferry docks at the North Shields landing. It then makes its way up the Tyne and passengers get to enjoy them with a light hearted recorded commentary from the well known local historian John Grundy.
The fish and chips are being supplied by the Oceans fish and chip shop, based on the popular North Shields Fish Quay.
Tickets cost £12 for adults, £9 for children aged under 14, £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 sails from South Shields to the mouth of the Tyne before heading back to collect the fish and chips at North Shields and making its way up river.
Shields Ferry Manager, Carol Timlin, said: “The fish and chip trips are a tasty treat we have added to our schedule of river cruises. It’s a lovely way to enjoy some great British fish and chips. Tickets are on sale now and we’re hoping for good weather.
“You get lovely fish and chips from North Shields Fish Quay and now our passengers can enjoy them while they take in the sights and learn about the fascinating heritage of the River Tyne.
“It’s also great that we’ve got our local historians back on board this year. They’re extremely knowledgeable and add something extra to the occasion with their entertaining commentaries, which are done live on the longer three hour cruises.”
The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Jim Sewell, said: “The river cruises offer local people a wonderful opportunity to view the area from a new perspective and this year there’s the added attraction of some mouthwatering fish and chips to help you enjoy the journey.
“John Grundy is well-known for his fun, informative way of bringing history to life and I’m sure that his commentary will lead everyone who goes on one of the trips to learn something new about our famous river’s past.”
Nexus will still be operating its one hour Tyne Tours this year and the three-hour Sunday Afternoon River Trips. Full details about dates, times and prices are now available on the Nexus website at www.nexus.org.uk or by calling Nexus on 0191 20 20 747.