River Escapes

River Escapes

A River Escapes cruise is perfect for any occasion – a sightseeing trip, an exclusive celebration or an upbeat evening party.  Based in the heart of the city centre on Newcastle Quayside and located next to Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Our cruises offer an unrivalled way to experience Newcastle/Gateshead’s famous riverside and to add that extra special touch we can even arrange for you to sail under Gateshead Millennium Bridge too.

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With a fleet of two luxury equipped vessels accommodating up to 150 people, the River Escapes Fortuna and the River Escapes Coventina, we have something to offer all tastes, budgets and requirements.  All vessels are comfortable with bar and catering facilities onboard so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the changing sights of the River Tyne from the best vantage point in the city – the river itself!

River Escapes vessels are available for private charter and individual or group bookings are welcome on all scheduled cruises.



Newcastle and Gateshead’s most exclusive place to party – on a boat!

Looking for a party night with a twist?  Be it a birthday, hen night, work party or just one big night out – have you thought about a cruise on the Tyne?

Setting sail from Newcastle Quayside, you and your friends will sail under the Millenium Bridge and out to the river mouth, where you can enjoy the sights and sounds out on-deck or head inside to the disco.


Fridays nights – Boarding at 7.30pm, sailing at 8pm, return at 11pm, bar and disco stay open until 11.30pm and disembark by midnight

Saturday nights – Boarding at 7pm, sailing at 7.30pm, return at 10.30pm, bar and disco stay open until 11pm and disembark by 11.30pm

Sunday nights (Bank Holiday cruises 30th April, 28th May and 27th August) – Boarding at 7pm, sailing at 7.30pm, return at 10.30pm, bar and disco stay open until 11pm and disembark by 11.30pm



We offer five types of party nights onboard our boats, prices for each are shown below.

Club Cruise – £14.00

Party Cruise (including buffet) – £22.00

Themed Party Cruise (including buffet) – £27.00

Barbeque Cruise – £27.00

Music Cruise – £14.00


Private Charter

Escape to NewcastleGateshead’s most exclusive place to party!

River Escapes is the perfect venue for any celebration – come rain or shine your party will always be in full swing.

No matter what the occasion our party cruises can accommodate groups of any size up to 150 guests.

Contact our Events Team to discuss all of the options available using the contact form below.

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River Escapes are the perfect way to see the city and offer an unrivalled 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 such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge, The Sage Gateshead and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.



Book an event you’re guaranteed to remember.  Let River Escapes take care of your every need as our experienced Events Team are on hand to to ensure that everything runs smoothly from the planning stages to the actual event.

All of the special touches such as champagne and canapés, flowers and entertainment can be arranged to create a truly memorable event.

River Escapes is the perfect venue on the River Tyne for:


Wedding Celebrations





Want to book your a River Escape?  Just fill in our handy contact form below and we will contact you to arrange your trip.


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