Boating in the North East

Known for its friendly welcome and varied landscapes, the North East is the perfect place for on the water adventures. This region's successes were all built on the region's waterways.

Now, the River Tyne is a living breathing playground, for rowers, sailors and canoeists, as the river passes by pretty Hexham, weaving its way through Gateshead and Newcastle to the North Sea. The award-winning Northumbrian coastline is packed with water activities to try out. Take a boat trip to the island of Lindisfarne to see grey seals, porpoises and sea birds, or a jump onboard a high speed thundercat.

Further south, Hartlepool's new multi-million-pound Marina is great place to set sail, and the cafés, visitor attractions and walking routes all adding to the experience. 


On The Water Guide to the North West

Select one of the hotspots below to find out more about boating in your region...

Also, here is a weekend guide to cruising the North East.

Perfect Weekend by Motor Boat & Yachting - Cruise along the River Swale

Spend a blissful 48 hours along the River Swale with MBY's handy guide. Click on the link at the bottom of the page to download and read the cruising itinerary.

Hotspots in this region...

The River Tyne
The famous River Tyne twists and turns
from the Scottish borders through lush countryside and fascinating towns and cities, past iconic landmarks such as the Tyne Bridge and the Baltic. More...

There's been a harbour at Hartlepool since the Middle Ages, making this hotspot a magical destination for visitors who want to soak up a bit of history with their water activities. More...

Kielder Water & Forest Park
Kielder Water is home to Northern Europe's largest man-made lake and England’s largest forest. More... 

River Tees
The River Tees, one of the busiest rivers in the country, flows from the Pennines to the North Sea passing through Stockton and Middlesbrough. More...

Northumbrian Coast
The stretch of Northumbrian coast from Tynemouth in the south to Berwick in the north is a must for water enthusiasts. More...

Tynemouth is a small town with a wealth of water activities to try out. Its spectacular beaches offer loads of ways to enjoy the clear North Sea. Just select your craft – sail boat, canoe, windsurfer or jetski – and get on the water. More...

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