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“Good commentary great trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of York Boat Trips (YorkBoat)

York Boat Trips (YorkBoat)
Lendal Bridge Landing, York YO1 7DP, England
+44 1904 628324
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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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“Good commentary great trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a highly informative and pleasant way to spend an hour in York. There is ramped access to the quayside but access to the boat would be tricky if you had mobility difficulties. There is a bar and toilets on board and a great commentary. The tour takes in great sights and since we combined it with a city bus tour (£13.50 for a joint ticket) which takes an hour and also has great commentary, it was very good value.

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“Very Pleasant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Gives you the chance to relax & enjoy the city & its buildings from a totally different perspective.

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“Nice way to pass some time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We hired one of the little motorboats for 1/2 hour. The guy was very thorough in his explanation and we felt confident taking charge of the boat.
The river was quiet, but it was lovely just passing the time at a low speed and watching the world go by.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“A truly unique Hen party experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Last night we has a wonderful three hour private cruise as part of my sisters surprise hen weekend.
We were in pirate fancy dress and had already been in touch with Yorkboat in advance and kindly agreed to put up the pirate decorations before we arrived.
The staff we great. They really embraced the sense of fun and were so accommodating!
There was a small bar (with reasonable prices) and they were kind enough to let us plug our own iPod into the speaker system giving us music to dance on the dance floor at the front of the boat.
We had a delicious buffet of sandwiches, pork pie, chicken, crisps, pizza and cake!
We cruised up the river taking in the sunset - we were so lucky with the weather (it was a little chilly up on the too deck so don't forget your jacket!)
We had a ball and loved every minute.
I would really recommend these guys for any special occasion.
Thank you!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“A Hen Do to remember!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

York is a popular destination for Hen Party's so when the YorkBoat company came up on a search for what to do, we thought this would be a great way to spend the evening. I called to talk through what I would like and was delighted that they agreed to have a pirate theme and offered to decorate the boat if I sent decorations, even though there were only 11 of us!

The Bride to be had no idea what was happening. She had been given a Little Mermaid costume to wear at the hotel and was still getting used to be escorted by10 pirates as we walked down to the quay. The Skipper welcomed us and played the 'Captain Pugwash' theme as we boarded - I knew we were in for a fun time!

The two crew were attentive and efficient making sure we had drinks, which were reasonably priced, and the tables were cleared regularly. The buffet was really nice and everything was fresh and tasty. We took our own music which the Skipper played for us and he came down for a chat to make sure we were all enjoying our trip.

What a great way to spend the evening and thanks to all at YorkBoats for a splendid time and thank you to all the people who waved back - It is not every day you have pirates on a boat in York city centre accompanied by the theme to Pirates of the Caribbean!

We had a ball and I would recommend hiring a boat for your event whatever you are celebrating.

I look forward to the next time!

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