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YorkBoat Guided River Trips

Lendal Bridge, York YO1 7DP, England
01904 628324
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Ranked #28 of 71 Activities in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: YorkBoat are delighted to offer a unique perspective of York on-board one of our comfortable riverboats. We have something for everyone including... more » Owner description: YorkBoat are delighted to offer a unique perspective of York on-board one of our comfortable riverboats. We have something for everyone including sightseeing trips,BBQ cruises, relaxing lunch and dinner, party cruises and self-drive boats. Escape the city rush and relax with YorkBoat. All of our vessels have fully stocked bars, open top decks,and toilet facilities. Finalist in the 2012 Visit York Awards for Outstanding Customer Service. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We took the last tour of the day on a Sunday. Quayside staff member was very pleasant, helpful and also advised us on the best buses to town from our hotel rather than try to park in the packed and expensive car parks (that was very useful indeed). Staff on boat were pleasant and the skipper was knowledgable and witty.... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The trip is supposed to last 45 mins but you don't go far, the captain points out a few interesting facts if you can hear him it was £15 for two adults, the only plus was that we were sat down

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Munster bei Dieburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I decided to do this spontaneously after reading about it while I was in York. I love boats and water so I thought, why not? It was a rainy day when I went there. I bought my ticket from Janice (who actually was quite good looking *blush*) and then boarded the boat. Even though the boat doesn't go very far,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Although the boat did not go far along the river, the commentary gave a different dimension and revealed some secrets of York I had not known before.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Excellent 45 minute or so meander up and down the river, good informative commentary and a good way to see where things are and understand the history of the city

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

On our last full day in York we treated ourselves to a trip down the river Ouse.The trip was 45 mins in duration and was well worth the £15 my wife and I spent.The trip was great because the skipper gave a floating commentary whilst we cruised up and down the river.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had time to kill before returning home so we went on the 45 minute trip up and down the river, sat upstairs in the cold but was worth it and the commentary off the skipper was very informative.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The cruise takes 45 mins and takes you through the centre of the city. The guide is informative and points out major attractions as well as giving background to the life on and round the river. The attraction is not covered by the York Pass but there is a small discount for pass holders.

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Darlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My partner and i joined the queue to board this River Boat Cruiser and were lucky to get excellent seats on the Top Deck at the front, the guide was excellent, very informative with a loud, clear voice. Drinks were available and the sun shone brightly throughout the trip. It lasted 60 minutes travelling up and down the River and... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was a great tour and took about 45 mins to get up and down the river. It was really interesting and I learnt a lot more than I could have if I had just walked up and down the banks. The tour guide was a local and had lots of interesting stories. I definitely recommend it! It is cold... More

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