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YorkBoat River Trips

Address: Lendal Bridge Landing, York YO1 7DP, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 628324
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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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South of England
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Great boat trip, but to appreciate it make sure you get to sit outside. The boat Captain gave a very informative commentary, and the acoustics were such that you could hear what he said.

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

Thank you for the review. I agree, the best views are on the top deck. Although, the heated saloon with a warm cuppa, is also nice at this time of year. More 

Chesham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Early February so not busy at all. Captain was also the guide and his commentry was first class. All the important sites were pointed out along with some of the history and a few little known facts too. I'm a birder so any birdlife on the river would have been a bonus and a stunning male goosander made the trip... More 

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

Well done for spotting the male goosander. You can sometimes catch a glimpse of Kingfishers too, but more so on the Bishopthorope Palace Cruise. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was really good value! I went with my parents it was £8 each for my mum and dad and £4 for me (child price) it had great views and a bar on board for refreshments. Beautiful view of the local parks, buildings, etc and the captain gave us a brief history of York. Great value, Amazing!! :)

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

Thanks Caitlin. We are pleased to hear the cruise appealed to the whole family. We appreciate your kind words. More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We joined at King's Staith, traveled upstream to Lendal Bridge, downstream for around 20 minutes and back. It was a pleasant 50 minutes, rendered interesting by the knowledgeable and unscripted commentary from the captain. We disembarked at Lendal Bridge because I observed he would share more - and he did. The captain made pleasant into interesting

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is nice to get some positive feedback and hear of your experiences. More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Did the trip on the afternoon of the 15th Feb, the captain/guide gave a very interesting commentary, I was expecting the usual reading off a script/bad jokes/background music but not at all. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for the 5* review. All of our skippers commentaries are live and individualised, and I am happy you noted this and enjoyed it. Many thanks for visiting us. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A very interesting and relaxing boat trip up and down the river. Well worth the effort. The guide was well informed and knowledgeable. I would recommend it.

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

Thanks for the feedback Pete. Much appreciated. More 

Hull UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We boarded the Santacruise York on the 23rd Dec 2014 at 1pm. We waited in the small boat yard which was decorated festively and there was also a photo opportunity with wooden cut out snow man. Our boys are 8 and 5 and we kept it a complete secret what was about to happen. We were shown to the boat... More 

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

Wow, that is a great in-depth review, thank you. We think 2014 may have been our best Santa Cruise yet, plenty of positive responses. We are glad you managed to solve the issue with your tickets. We hope the kids enjoyed their presents. Hopefully see you in 2015. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

take yourself on a journey down the river in the centre of York, such a lovely scenic trip, summer or winter , I always enjoy it, truly lovely cold crisp blue sky December day, glorious

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

Thank you for the comments. Hopefully we will see you again in 2015. More 

York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We booked for Mad Friday which turned out great because we ended up away from all the maddening crowds :-) We didnt sail because the river was too high but it was still an excellent night. A main part of it was that the staff were all lovely, cheery and helpful. Prices were average, food was different for an xmas... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words. Pity that the river was flooded but pleased to hear you made the most of it and enjoyed the experience. Happy New Year. More 

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

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 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 

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