TRAVEL bosses have added extra dates to ferry trips that set sail from South Tyneside.
Nexus has added two extra dates to its busy summer schedule of Tyne river cruises on the Shields Ferry – due to a high demand for tickets.
The two extra cruise dates are a three-hour afternoon river trip on Sunday, August 24, and a fish and chip trip on Friday, August 29.
All of the cruises depart from South Shields ferry landing.
Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service, is running a schedule of river cruises right through until October.
Carol Timlin, Shields Ferry manager, said: “The river trips are proving popular so we’ve added some extra dates to meet the demand.
“It’s a great way to spend an afternoon, especially for families while the schools are on their summer break.
“Shields Ferry cruises are also proving popular with the growing number of international visitors who are flocking to North East England, and Newcastle/Gateshead in particular.”
The afternoon trip is a cruise along the Tyne with an informative commentary from local historian and former South Tyneside College lecturer John Grundy.
The remaining dates are September 14, 21 and 28.
The fish and chip trip is a two-hour cruise where passengers can enjoy tasty grub while they take in the sights of the Tyne.
The final voyage will be on Friday, September 12.
Tickets are on sale now at www.nexus.org.uk/ferry/river-trips or by calling Nexus on 0191 20 20 747.