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Address: Lendal Bridge Landing, York YO1 7DP, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 628324
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Description: YorkBoat are delighted to offer a unique perspective of York on-board one...
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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Nice trip

The cruise takes an hour at a leisurely pace. The captain was entertaining and informative, pointing out various landmarks and including a little history about each one. Pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
The York Pass|Includes entry to 30 top attractions
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coventry
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

took the boat 16 pounds for 2 person 45 min trip,lots of information,but for me the distance covered was not enough for the price,l did enjoy the captain who was very informative and the sun was out which also helped but like l said felt dissapointed on the distance covered friendly staff,bar on board teas coffees...

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The cruise takes an hour at a leisurely pace. The captain was entertaining and informative, pointing out various landmarks and including a little history about each one. Pleasant way to spend a little time away from the city

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Dover, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a great trip on the 1 hr River Cruise....the skipper was very entertaining..and pointed oot all of Yorks landmarks as we sailed by......A great way to see York...Reasonably priced as well!

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kirstyork, Marketing Co-ordinator at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

A lovely all round comment, thank you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent way to keep the whole party together. Ticked all the boxes for a broad range of people. Decent bar, decent buffet, nice DJ and good fun had by all. The old folks came home afterwards and the youngsters went clubbing. Staff pleasant, boat clean, all very good. Thank you

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kirstyork, Marketing Co-ordinator at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth. Thank you for your feedback about your private party this weekend. It is good to hear all the group enjoyed the experience, regardless of age. I will pass on your comments to those involved. Many thanks and all the best for the upcoming wedding. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Was hoping for a longer trip (distance not time) but very enjoyable all the same. On leaving the pier-head, it travels upstream for a while before returning passed its start point and beyond York. Commentary is interesting and it certainly gives A N Other perspective on the Minster. Well worth the trip

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kirstyork, Marketing Co-ordinator at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated. More 

Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Just back from a trip. We enjoyed our trip; unfortunately the toilets were out of order. I would recommend this as a pleasant way to spend an hour in york!

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kirstyork, Marketing Co-ordinator at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Sorry to hear the toilets were out of order. It may have been a result of the water tank running out of water. Thank you for the 4*'s, regardless of the toilet issue. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had an excellent cruise though York last night. A wonderful mild evening, learned some interesting things about York from a very knowledgeable captain. Top marks.. We will be back with friends

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kirstyork, Marketing Co-ordinator at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Wow a 5* review, thank you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for the review, much appreciated. More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My partner and I were in York for the weekend over Easter and being a fan of boat trips I managed to convince him to try out the YorkBoat river cruise. Admittedly the 9:15pm sailing in April probably wasn’t the best idea as there was only us two and two other couples on the boat which didn’t provide much of... More 

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kirstyork, Marketing Co-ordinator at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your advice and comments regarding our trips. More 

Loughborough, Leicestershire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We had the £9/1-hour trip from King's Staith and back. It's up-river, then back down a good way past the embarkation point, then back up to the Staith. Very pleasant all-round. Extremely nice crew. Lots of information from our lady captain, wittily delivered. Bar and loos on board. Seating on roof in the open (recommended if you're lucky with the... More 

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kirstyork, Marketing Co-ordinator at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Thank you for the review. You were lucky with the weather, we have had a glorious few days. The top deck seats are certainly popular. Thanks for your recommendation on the volume, I will pass that onto the skippers. You are always welcome to ask a crew member to turn up the volume during the trip too. Enjoy the rest... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nice calm and sedate boat trip down the river and back with the captain giving you snippets of information about the buildings and scenery as you pass by. We took this trip after a day of sight seeing on a lovely sunny day it was a nice relaxing way to finish off our day.

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kirstyork, Marketing Co-ordinator at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Hi Carol, thank you for joining us after your busy day in York. It is nice to take the load of your feet and relax. We appreciate the time taken out of your day to post he review. More 

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