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YorkBoat Guided River Trips

Lendal Bridge, York YO1 7DP, England
01904 628324
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Ranked #29 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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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I'm quite partial to a boat trip in a city i am visiting but have to say this is the worst one i have ever been on. Up the river for 10 minutes nothing but bushes and greenery turn round go back the same way you came. (spotted what looked like a treasure chested turned out to be a bin)... More

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

A good 45 minute cruise along the river with constant commentary along the journey a nice sunny day and a different view of York, well worth £7

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was our second experience of the YorkBoat floodlight cruise, our first being just over ten years ago, when it lasted slightly longer and we saw more of central York. This time we were blessed with a beautiful summer evening, where the sunset simply did not want to give way to darkness, the colours in the sky adding an extra... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We booked our family ticket in advance for a early evening cruise. This made it very good value and also we were not restricted to a particular day, which enabled us to pick a nice sunny evening for the trip. The boat was quiet which meant we could clearly hear the informative talk by the captain who had enthusiasm for... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I have been on this trip before but this time we went with our 3 children. It's a really informative trip - lots to learn about York and the river Ouse. Some great views to be had and great photo opportunities. Would definitely recommend.

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Sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

It was a warm and sunny day so the hour long cruise was very pleasant. Personally I don't think there's anything very exciting to see along the route, but some interesting facts are given by the crew and it was a nice break from lots of walking. Facilities such as a bar and toilets are handy. I would rate it... More

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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Took the boat from Naburn Lock campsite into York instead of getting the usual boring bus. Yes it takes 1 hour but for that hour there is so much to see and the captain of the boat is informative as you travel along the Ouse into York that it is well worth the £10 return. To be told about Bishopthorpe... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

An inaudible commentary with little historic value about a river with banks mostly covered in greenery and trees.To fill the gaps it would have been nice to have learned something about the period properties on view and their present values, the houseboats alongside and the yacht club with its active members training on the river at the time, but no... More

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