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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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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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A Relaxing River Cruise

A very pleasant way to get orientated with York from a different angle with a friendly and helpful crew. The commentary was interesting and very clear which is not always the case... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A very pleasant way to get orientated with York from a different angle with a friendly and helpful crew. The commentary was interesting and very clear which is not always the case with cruise commentaries. There were toilet and refreshment facilities on board, which were clean and in good condition.

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We appreciate your feedback, thank you for pointing out the facilities onboard. We hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Over 20 years since we did one of these, so high time to do it again. Had a very enjoyable 40 minute meander along the River, interesting commentary, and very pleasant member of the crew who sold the tickets and looked after things on board. His discreet assistance to the gentleman in the wheelchair and his family was lovely to... More 

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

Thank you for revisiting us and sharing your kind words. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When planning your visit to York , please ensure you allow time to take a boat trip. It is really a fantastic way to see the city from a different perspective. The boats are very clean (excellent toilets), the crew very helpful, efficient and polite, and the bar serves a good selection of drinks..

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

Thanks Colin. Your review was a lovely read this morning. Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to review us. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What a wonderful trip! We were lucky that the boat wasn't too busy so we had a good choice of seats. The commentary was informative and interesting as we cruised down the river but not excessive so one was able to absorb the information being given. There is a nicely stocked bar and snacks are available on board. The crew... More 

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

It was nice to hear you enjoyed the commentary and boat ride. Thank you for taking the time to give us this positive feedback. More 

Caernarfon
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The boat itself wasnt bad dont expect top class luxury at £8. The commentary was buisness like and wasnt what I was exoecting out of the ride. I was exoecting historical ibformation which was given at times but not as much as i'd hoped. All in all for £8 you cant go wrong. But if i had to do it... More 

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

Hi, thank you for visiting us and providing your feedback. We need the feedback to help maintain and improve our standards where required. All feedback is welcomed. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My wife and I and her sister went on a trip in March. The weather was very sunny but the acoustics were appalling and very little of what he said could be heard.it was a 40 min round trip from Lendal bridge and I appreciate there is not a lot you can pack in on a time of this length.... More 

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

Hi, thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that the acoustics were not up to scratch on the day. The skippers do point out many facts about the old buildings and river levels, so I am surprised this wasn't in your trip. There is a mixture of old and new facts about the history of York and its riverside.... More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
43 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I have a problem with rating this attraction. It is the river itself versus the boat. Let’s deal with the boat first. We boarded for a 1.40 PM trip from the Lendal Bridge landing for something like a 40 minute ride. The boat came on time and it was not very busy so we had a choice of areas in... More 

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

We really appreciate the fact you have commented on both aspects of the cruise. Thank you for the nice comments on our boat and crew. Sorry that the river didn't live up to your expectations. We like to generate feedback from our customer experiences, both good and bad comments are welcome.Thank you for taking the time to write such a... More 

South of England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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 York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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 York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

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

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