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Sailing Times:   1pm & 3pm on


Monday - 22nd April sailing

Tuesday - 23/04 sailing  

Wednesday - 24/04 sailing

Thursday - 18th April sailing

Friday - 19th April sailing 

Saturday - 20th April sailing 

Sunday- 21st April sailing



Trips are an hour and a half river cruise...

 For enquiries, visit our contact page or call us on 01636 362 303

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Newark Castle Line is a family run business providing public trips and parties sailing from Newark Castle since 1982.  Join us onboard the Edwardian River Cruiser M.V Sonning for a wonderful cruise on the River Trent.   


Adult: £10.00

O.A.P: £9.00

Child: £4.00

Private Charter: £250 per hour (minimum 2 hrs Monday-Thursday and 3 hrs Friday-Sunday)

School Charter: £150 Sailing at 11:00 for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes

Sonning Castle Small

Sailing Times:

1pm & 3pm

Cruises take one and a half hours

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Wheelchair access is limited to the main upper deck only.

Passengers are recommended to wear suitable footwear.

Scheduled sailings of Sonning can be cancelled at short notice due to any circumstance that the Operators deem to be of potential detriment to the safety of the vessel or her passengers and crew.  

Telephone confirmation is the most reliable method of planning your visit to avoid inconvenience or disappointment if sailing times have changed. If you are a group under 20 then there is no need to book simply turn up.  



Welcome Aboard...

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The "Sonning" is a stylish choice for any suitable event.  Built in 1902 as a River Thames Passenger Steamer, she features upper deck areas seating 85 people, with a downstairs Edwardian saloon for a further 35.  We recommend a total limit of 90 passengers for private functions.  A fully licensed bar in the saloon serves a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Modern Ladies and Gents toilets are also situated below decks.

About Us

The Edwardian river cruiser M.V. Sonning is a family run business, providing public trips and parties on the river Trent over the last 33 years. We aim to enhance the river and share the beauties which the river and her banks behold. Our staff are fully qualified with 20 years experience in the Merchant Navy and take pride in their work. Striving to enhance your experience onboard whether your enjoying a public trip, wedding, party, school trip or a corporate event. Any event is possible on this unique venue.


Cuckstool Wharf
Castle Gate
NG24 1BG

Contact Us

Please visit our Contact Us page if you have any questions.

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