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York Boat Trips (YorkBoat)

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Address: Lendal Bridge Landing, York YO1 7DP, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 628324
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

YorkBoat are delighted to offer a unique perspective of York on-board...

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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Late night trip

This was so relaxing, good commentary. Good glass of wine in lovely surroundings, really worth considering.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 went on the 45 min cruise up and down the Ouse. It cost us £22. The boat had running commentary from the captain who was very dry and witty. He knew everything about every building we past and was very informative. The boat had toilets, tea, coffee, cakes and general refreshments. It was a little chilly... More 

Thank SundialJohn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so relaxing, good commentary. Good glass of wine in lovely surroundings, really worth considering.

Thank EnglandNorfolk
Wigan, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great activity to do in the evenings as something different from the pubs. Lovely and warm on board, very knowledgeable commentary from 'captain' and good to get out into the outskirts of the city centre via the river. Good value...over an hour...with very reasonably priced bar on board. Cheaper than the pubs. Fascinating to see cruisers like those found... More 

Thank alice1966
preston lancashire
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rest your legs, have a drink and cruise the river. A good easy way to hear more history of York. Suitable for all. Good price. Sit inside or out. An any weather/time activity.

Thank littlenavvy
Kirk Ella
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

York Boats' river cruises are one of the best ways to see the city of York and hear some of its fascinating history. They have half a dozen good river cruisers, the Palace, the Duchess and the Prince are our favourites. Each sail north from Kings Staith and Lendal bridge , up past St Peter's School, from where you get... More 

Thank DrRadio
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well organised, good safety information and captain gave a well informed commentary throughout. Some interesting stories, such as the use of the ducking chair......... Want to know more? You will have to try it yourself!

Thank Julia D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

peaceful little chug up the river ouse . open to area is best to get a view of what is being taked about . if it is cold or you want a drink there is a well stocked bar in the lower floor

Thank stundent2012
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Good way to rest our weary feet and enjoy the gorgeous views! Was extremely hot when we visited York (almost 30degrees) and this was a great way to spend the afternoon and rest our weary feet. Very interesting and informative and the views were beautiful. Definitely recommend this alternative view of the city.

Thank denisedee2015
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Service: 10/10 Atmosphere: 8/10 Wait time: None Cost: £30 deposit £20 per half an hour Family friendly: 10/10 Interesting: 7/10 Excitement: 7:10 Worth doing / Value: 8/10 Great half an hour!! Could have spent a lot longer, I'd like to suggest that life jackets are discussed but other than that all safety components were covered. Next time would like to... More 

Thank DFKAuckland
Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The boats left lendel bridge at 14-40 and cruised up and down the River Ouse for around 45 minutes with live commentary concerning some history of the city and the river and bridges. There is a little bar on the boats and toilets too. We really enjoyed this cruise......and with around 200 seats and cruises every 30 minutes there will... More 

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