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YorkBoat Guided River Trips

Address: Lendal Bridge Landing, York YO1 7DP, England
Phone Number: 01904 628324
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Ranked #30 of 92 Activities in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: YorkBoat are delighted to offer a unique perspective of York on-board one of our comfortable...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.

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Wakefield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Once again a magical Christmas experience for children, parents and Grandparents. Excellent organisation for boarding the boat. Enthralling narrative by Mary Christmas. Fantastic face-painting by Holly Berry. Fabulous gifts for the Children. And an exciting arrival by the real Santa. A one hour experience that never fails to fill you with Christmas spirit. Thank you again, all concerned.

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kirstyork, Marketing Co-ordinator at YorkBoat Guided River Trips, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you all onboard. Thank you for the feedback and taking the time to write the review. Hopefully we shall see you in 2015! Merry Christmas More 

Wetherby
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We booked the first santa cruise for this season with YorkBoats having previously done the Embsay railway santa train each year. With a party of 12 we were all very impressed with the organisation of the event and all the people involved. Starting off with photos with snowmen the children were all very excited. We then had an allocated table... More 

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kirstyork, Marketing Co-Ordinator at YorkBoat Guided River Trips, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. The Santa Cruise is our favourite time of year. I think the staff enjoy it just as much as the kids and adults. The Snowmen cut outs were new this year, made by our maintenance elves, a couple of weeks ago, they will be pleased you liked them. We look forward to seeing you next... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Witty, erudite commentary explaining much of York from the Ouse. Great insights into the earlier history as well as up to date commentary. Favourite comment (a new award winning building) "was better in prospect than aspect"

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YorkBoat, Marketing Co-Ordinator at YorkBoat Guided River Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely words and high review. Glad you enjoyed the cruise. More 

Worksop, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Although quiet and late in season, took a river trip as was mum's birthday. Online booking was easy and saved a little bit of money doing so. Extremely friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff and informative and entertaining commentary on a nice Autumn day. Highly recommended.

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YorkBoat, Marketing Co-ordinator at YorkBoat Guided River Trips, responded to this review

Thanks Paul, Pleased to hear your mum enjoyed her birthday. Thanks for letting us know. I think you get some great skies at this time of year, and it is nice and quiet as you say. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Regards, Kirsty More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Really enjoyed a trip up and down the river through York. It was a cold but bright day and the lack of rain meant we could sit on the open top for a really good view. Guy captaining the boat knew his stuff (or bluffed exceptionally well). Worthwhile thing to do.

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YorkBoat, Marketing Co-Ordinator at YorkBoat Guided River Trips, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your cruise despite the cold. More 

Newton Aycliffe, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My family and I enjoyed the trip on York guided river trip after all the celebrations at Middle Thorpe hotel and spa, It was very relaxing and informative with lot's of views of historic buildings, The weather was good too!

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Management response:

Thank you very much for the feedback. It sounds like you had a pleasant day. Glad we were part of it and you enjoyed your cruise. More 

Yorkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just hired the Captain James Cook for my husbands 40th birthday - was amazing 3 hour cruise, disco & buffet! Staff in the office & on the boat were amazing so helpful & polite. Highly recommend this for any party including a Christmas one! There was ample food, well stocked bar & the DJ entertain. The boat was wonderful plenty... More 

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Management response:

Thank you very much for the feedback. We are so happy your husband enjoyed his birthday celebration on the Captain James Cook. You did a great job too, at keeping it a surprise for so long. If you have any photos you are happy to share, we'd love to see them. All the best. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were very fortunate that the weather was quite sunny although a little cold. We did not go far up the river but it was quite interesting what we did see, and the chap who did the talking certainly knew quite a lot of facts. We sat up on the top of the boat, and there were plenty of seats,... More 

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Management response:

Thank you very much for the feedback. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your time with us, thanks for choosing to spend part of your day with YorkBoat. We appreciate all the custom and feedback. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Myself and my wife went on the evening 70 minute cruise (9.15pm).We were suprized that there wasn't more people aboard (less than 20). It cost us £19.50 for both of us and I think that's good value for a 70 minute cruise.There is a bar available on board which is a bit pricey but not over the top.Some nice 'ratpack'... More 

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Management response:

Thank you very much for the feedback. Thank you for joining us on the Floodlit Evening Cruise. I hope you had a nice relaxing night and managed to enjoy the music and commentary. It is lovely to hear positive feedback, especially if it was a quiet night. More 

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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The 45 minute cruise is very relaxing and you get an extra taste of the city of York. I would have hoped for the tour guide to be a bit more enthusiastic and engaging as the children on the boat got bored. The facts were interesting but there was nothing there for the younger generation. It would have been nicer... More 

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