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YorkBoat Guided River Trips

Lendal Bridge, York YO1 7DP, England
01904 628324
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Ranked #28 of 70 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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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is only a short cruise - 40 mins - but well worth it with a very good commentary. A lovely relaxing way of seeing York from a different perspective.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went on a 45 minute afternoon cruise, and found it to very relaxing. We sat on the top deck and it was lovely and warm, although you can sit undercover on cooler days. The commentary was clear, and very interesting. The cost is £7.50 but if you're travelling by train, you can get a two for one voucher from... More

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Staines
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was a good 45 minute boat trip with live running commentary on the history of York all the way. WE went down to the river then turned back to go the other way. The driver of the boat was very informative and we certainly came away knowing a lot more about the history of the place. The cost was... More

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