To hire out water-bound pleasure crafts (including sailboards, rowing boats, canoes, motor boats, pedallos and larger boats) that are for personal use or carrying passengers, you need a licence. Both the pleasure boat or vessel and the person in charge of the vessel and any other person navigating it must be licensed. You must not carry more passengers than you are licensed to carry.
The issuing authority for this licence is Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council (change location)
You can contact them using the details below.