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First time

lol bed down here for a number of years and made my first trip on the ferry 2 weeks ago. Good quick... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jarrow, United Kingdom
Nice day out!

Enjoy a nice day out, catch the ferry across the river from South Shields to North Shields (leaving... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Peter B
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just a ferry service do not expect an on board cafe you can either go on upper deck or stay in the lower part of the boat the choice is yours. But I found being outdoor on the top deck a bit less...More

Thank Barry h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lol bed down here for a number of years and made my first trip on the ferry 2 weeks ago. Good quick journey road no every 30 mins

Thank ronnymos
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoy a nice day out, catch the ferry across the river from South Shields to North Shields (leaving quarter to the hour and quarter past the hour from South Shields and on the hour and half hour from North Shields) and explore the variety of...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

On time and the ferry was clean. I just wish the trip took longer. Hmm..I don't think regular commuters would agree with me though.:)

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Efficient service running every 30 minutes from early morning . Ideal for cyclists and wheelchair users as it’s very spacious . Reasonably priced and offers great views of the Tyne

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The ferry terminals on both sides of the water have indoor seating and are spacious. The ferry is accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs, bikes etc... and has a large seating area in the centre of the ferry. You can also sit upstairs in the open air....More

1  Thank Sandancer77
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This ferry crossing takes only a little time but it offers you some great views over the Tyne. This crossing is included in your public transport pass when you buy a day saver. I would strongly reccomend to do a crossing.

Thank Huurman1968
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The ferry journey doesn't take long but gives some good views of both sides of the river Tyne. If the weather is good it's nice to sit upstairs... our grandchildren enjoy this .

Thank chashannant
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Every 20 mins or so it provides a vital link between North and South shields. inexpensive, interesting and on time ! Not to mention the very friendly staff.

1  Thank MARTYN P
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Ideal for getting onto other side of river North Shields to South Shields. Foot passengers only not car.

Thank ukdm1
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Response from MARTYN P | Reviewed this property |
Taxi is best, steep hill and a 20 minute walk otherwise. Not sure how often the busses work on Sunday's. Probably around a fiver in a cab.
23 June 2016|
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Response from Jeanette M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but i'm not sure. You could google it & find out that way