Making a Booking

If you wish to take a trip on the Wheelyboat you will need to make a booking with us. We don't have a set time table but make trips available when its convenient for you.

Trips can be for an hour or more. We advise that your first trip would be an hour to make sure you, your service users or friends/family enjoy the experience.

Find a time and date

Below is a calendar which indicates when trips are already booked. Check this out and find a date and time that suits you. Note that we always allow half an hour between trips to allow for getting on and off the boat.

Contact us

Once you have found a suitable time contact us by phone on 07748 908 646

Trip details

We will discuss your requirements. Number of passengers, disability needs, cost, safety issues, contact details etc.

Confirmation

When we checked that we have a crew available we will then email a confirmation of the trip.

This email will include a Booking Form and our Terms and Conditions for you to complete and sign.

You can also download this form and print it from here

Paperwork

As ever there is paperwork involved!

We need a passenger list which includes your signature confirming that you understand and agree to our booking terms and conditions.

We will discuss with you how you wish to to this. There are three options.

  1. We will email the form and t&c in .pdf format for you to print and complete.
  2. Download the form and t&c in .pdf format from this site for you to print and complete.
  3. Read the t&c on line and complete the on-line form.

Downloads

  1. Download form and t&c here
  2. Read the t&c on line here
  3. Complete the online form t&c here
  4. If you or your orginisation require a copy of our Risk Assessment, this is also available here

On the day

Please arrive at the River Tees Watersports Centre at least 15 minutes before you trip.

Parking

Car parking is available at the Centre.

Vehicles are permitted on the river frontage to allow passengers on or off but only for this purpose

Safety first

All passengers will be fitted with a life jacket and a given a short safety briefing, then we can get on board and go.

You will be escorted onto the boat and seated as arranged by the Skipper

Your crew

We always have a Skipper and another crew member to accompany you. The Skipper is in charge of the boat although the crew member may be driving the boat. Please follow any instruction given by the Skipper.

Cancellation of a trip

If for any reason you need to cancel a trip, please inform us by phone as soon a possible before the trip to allow us to step down the crew.

If we need to cancel for any reason, river conditions, weather or breakdowns, we will give you as much notice as possible and re-book the trip to suit you.

We look forward to joining us on the River Tees