Famed for its seven bridges spanning the steep Tyne Gorge, the Quayside of Newcastle and Gateshead is best experienced from the water. There is no jostling for position here as you quietly paddle beneath the bridges, snapping pictures and enjoying the view as you go. Let our professional and qualified river guides show you the sights of Newcastle and Gateshead from a whole new perspective and explain some of the history behind this great northern river and city. Your guide will also help you out with paddling tips and techniques as you go.
Cullercoats Bike & Kayak have been running this tour since 2014, each and every one has been a sell out. We'll explore the bridges in Newcastle City Centre, the historic and modern buildings of the Quayside and (if tides permit) the Ouseburn area of the city. Tours depart from either St Peter's Marina in Byker or NE1 City Marina under the Tyne Bridge, depending on the date.
Who is it suitable for?
The tour is at a relaxed pace, so it is suitable for people with limited kayaking experience (eg. have kayaked some time ago, or occassionally on holiday), but not recommended for total beginners. We recommend participants have a reasonable standard of fitness, and can undertake moderate physical activity without difficulty (eg. brisk walking for 30 mins). The kayaks are suitable for people weighing less than 110kg. We do not recommend this tour for children under 14.
- All equipment, including your sit-on kayak
- An experienced & qualified river guide
- Full use of the marina faciltities
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Available dates are shown below in green. Select the date to see start and end times, or to quickly book your tour online. If you need assistance or prefer to book by phone, please call us on 0191 251 9412.
Private & Group Tours
If you have your own group of family or friends and would like a private tour, please do get in touch by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0191 251 9412. Dates/times are flexible. Prices start from £315 for the first group of up to 8 people, additional places are then priced at £44.50 per person.