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York Boat Trips (YorkBoat)

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Address: The Boatyard Lendal Bridge, York YO1 7DP, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 628324
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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, 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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Excellent commentary

We took the early evening 1-hour cruise which was excellent value. The pleasant cruise was enhanced by a supremely clear and well-delivered live commentary by the captain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Stephen F
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Rhyl, Denbighshire

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Rhyl, Denbighshire
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the early evening 1-hour cruise which was excellent value. The pleasant cruise was enhanced by a supremely clear and well-delivered live commentary by the captain (Mark?). Highly recommended.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did this on a perfect day as far as weather was concerned and sitting in the sun on the top deck being brushed by a gentle breeze was very relaxing. The Captain pointed out both mixed features on the journey and interesting temporary things - such as a kingfisher but he wasn't one of those who feel that they... More 

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Thank honeysrascal
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining our Bishopthorpe Palace Cruise and for taking the time to write a review, it certainly is a great alternative if you have done the City Sightseeing Cruise before More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We planned to do the River Ouse boat trip during our trip to York with our 7 year old daughter. We boarded the boat at King Staith after waiting roughly 10 minutes for the next trip as I understand they regular depart. It cost £23 for 2 adults and 1 child, for an hours trip, which wasn't cheap but I... More 

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Thank Lee F
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for joining us on a Cruise in good weather. We certainly hope to see you again, you can get cheaper tickets by purchasing them online. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This boat trip is well worth a look, I took about an hour and took us up and down river with the captain giving an almost non stop commentary of what we were looking at. The scenery was beautiful and allowed some weary legs to rest before taking on the rest of the day. The boat had on board refreshments... More 

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YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Thank you for joining one of our Cruises and for taking the time to write a review, we hope to see you again, maybe on board one of our Red Boats More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent value for money and a great way of learning about York's past and a nice way to relax on a hot day.

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YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Thank you for joining us board one of our Cruises on a rare hot day, and for taking the time to give us a 5* review More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose to do this tour on the spur of the moment, and I'm so glad we did! It was a very relaxing trip, with loads of interesting information given throughout. The tour guide was very dry with his humour, which added to the experience. The boat was in good condition, had a bar and toilets on board and is... More 

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YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and for joining us on a Cruise on the Ouse, we certainly hope to see you again More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing wrong with this trip. Very relaxing nice way to kill an hour with the family relaxing. Anyone winging really should get a grip. Keith the driver was very good. Recommended.

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YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining one of our sailings, writing a review and joining the Keith fan club More 

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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is worth a go, but dont expect too much. The boats are basic but spacious and have lovely views, with a bar and toilets. There is a commentary from the 'driver' but the sound system on our particular boat was rubbish and we couldnt hear much of what he was saying. Whilst the views on the journey are fabulous... More 

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Thank Nikki E
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

We do appreciate your comments, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. If you could email us at info@yorkboat.co.uk and let us know which boat it was so we can get our maintenance team to check it More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went on the moonlight cruise 9.15 on a lovely summer's night great for the romantics gazing at the stars. A few good facts from the driver about the bridges etc. We bought drinks from the boats bar but they weren't the best and so didn't drink them. We would go again maybe on an earlier cruise or if we... More 

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Thank gemandell
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

many thanks for your review regarding our Floodlit Cruise, we are sorry regarding the drinks, did you mention this to the crew so they can pass the information on to our Licencee? More 

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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had visited York several times and wanted to do something different - did a search on the internet and this river cruise came up - we booked online the night before for the next day - although it shows 10.30am cruise time you could go at several other times during the day - no problem. We arrived about 1.30pm... More 

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YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Many thanks for joining one of our cruises on a beautiful day, the online tickets certainly are a great way to save some money More 

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