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YorkBoat River Trips

Address: Lendal Bridge Landing, York YO1 7DP, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 628324
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Ranked #32 of 95 Activities in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: YorkBoat are delighted to offer a unique perspective of York on-board one of our comfortable...
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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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Hull UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
54 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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30 reviews 30 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 

Wetherby
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 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 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
80 helpful votes 80 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 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 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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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 

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