River Cruise on our Passenger boat

Can I have a boat trip on the river Tees?

Yes! We offer river cruises at a gentle pace along the River tees in our wooden passenger boat, Juno.


What is it?

We currently offer round trips from YARM WHARF for 60-70 mins. The boat heads downstream from Yarm, towards Preston Park where we turn around and then return back to Yarm. We currently cannot stop to disembark customers due to Covid-19 restrictions. This will change when restrictions are lifted.

When are the trips?

The trips leave Yarm Wharf 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:30 – they leave on time so arrive early!

Can I pre-book?

Yes you can if you’d like to guarantee a space  (book here 24 hrs in advance) or we are now offering walk-up passengers too – please arrive at least 15 mins before departure time – where we offer a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis.

How do I use the booking system?

Choose a service, then any RiverShack employee and then one of these times 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:30.

Then complete your contact details (track & trace*) then pay via PayPal. We will check your details & payment and then confirm your booking within 48 hrs.

How much do trips cost?

A small bubble is £25 (for to to 2 Adults and 2 children)

A large bubble is £45 (for up to 6 people)

How many people can the boat accommodate?

We can currently accommodate 8-10 groups in bubbles, however our maximum capacity is 48 people.

Can I book the boat for a private trip or group event?

Yes – we love taking out community groups, school trips and birthday parties – Prices are £150 for the first hour and £100/hr thereafter.


If you have a mobility equipment we will assist you on board separately. There are 4 steps down into the boat with handrails.


We love a friendly pooch – please keep your dog on a lead for the comfort of all passengers.

Food & drinks

Yes please bring a snack or picnic – and take all litter home with you or dispose of it on board. We hope to start serving drinks and snacks in coming weeks.


Sorry, we do not have toilets on board (as Juno was designed for short trips), please use the local facilities in our local cafes & pubs who will welcome you.

river boat sign

Turn right at this sign (above) for Yarm Wharf Car park


There is a car park within 50 metres of the Wharf: Yarm Wharf Car Park £1.50 per day. Drive past the Sainsbury’s rear car parks, follow the road to the right and you’ll see signs for the car park. See this parking map for the 3 long stay car parks in Yarm.


  • we are compliant with data usage for Covid-19 track & trace.