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York Boat Trips (YorkBoat)

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Address: The Boatyard Lendal Bridge, York YO1 7DP, England
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+44 1904 628324
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
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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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US$9.89*
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York City River Cruise
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US$9.89*
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York Early Evening Cruise on the River Ouse
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US$11.21*
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Romantic York Floodlit Evening Cruise

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Nice trip on the river

A quick promp decision to hop on. The guide was local and told guite interesting stories and the sun was shining nicely. The boat was half empty so everybody could see around... read more

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Vantaa, Finland
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed today NEW

great trip to do whatever the weather coffee and drinks and snacks available on board commontaries given in different languages

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Vantaa, Finland
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

A quick promp decision to hop on. The guide was local and told guite interesting stories and the sun was shining nicely. The boat was half empty so everybody could see around. A full boat should be uneasy... With my knees the cafe was unreachedably but I did survive just one our without tea.

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Thank Tiina-mummo
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

We enjoyed our trip along the river Ouse through the centre of York on a sunny Sunday afternoon. A pleasant and relaxing alternative way of experiencing this wonderful city and I thought it was very good value especially when compared to the cost of similar boat trips in other cities ( we paid £8.50 plus £7.50 for me as over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice trip down the river. A reaxing cruise down the river with a bar on board if you fancy a cheeky drink.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely hour spent learning things about York that I never knew as a resident Commentary was very good and very clear

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

Thank you so much for joining us for a Cruise on the Ouse and for taking the time to write a review, we are glad that you went away having learnt some new things More 

Hyde, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I did t not know what to expect to see in the boat tour, but I expected to see some of Yorks history and not stories about local houses and viewing only the top of York Minster over some trees. Very disappointing, but the boat trip was relaxing if you want to sit down for 60 minutes and look and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate you taking the time, there is a lot of history and we can only tell you what you can see from the boat, the history of York from over a thousand years and more including the Guildhall which was damaged 75 years ago today in the Baedeker... More 

Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The trip was very relaxing and to view the scenery with a nice warm drink in your hand was a bonus. The description of the area as we passed was very informative. All the staff were great and the bar was very reasonable.

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

Many thanks for joining us for a cruise on the Ouse and for giving us a 5* review, the cruises certainly are a great way to relax and to listen to an informative commentary, we would love to see you on board again, hopefully on a warmer day (or evening) with a cold drink More 

Glasgow
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80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Out for 70 mins and saw lots you can only see from a boat , only £7.50 for this little trip well worth the small cost and also bar on board and reasonable priced drinks ( I though the drinks would be expensive but they are not ) there are seats up and down stars will tables down stairs. If... More 

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

Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we really do appreciate you taking the time, we aim to have our prices based on most city centre establishments, we certainly hope you can join us again More 

Rochdale, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great staff, reasonably priced drinks and the food was fantastic. My only downside was the bar was downstairs not. So if your party is seated upstairs the bar,toilets and dance floor are on the lower deck. However it was a lot nicer being on the top deck more room and lighting and the food is served upstairs.

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

Thank you so much for joining our Party Nights Afloat Cruise and for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate it. More 

Hastings
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

£8.50 a head, and you really do not see much. It's only 45 minutes long and you cannot hear the commentary unless you sit right near the speakers. We moved to hear better and what we heard was not worth hearing. Very uninteresting views of unremarkable sights to be seen along the river. At times it sounded like an estate... More 

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

We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your cruise and that you found problems with the speakers, our crew would have been able to let the skipper know during the cruise and hopefully the fault could have been rectified. We feel there are so many sights along the Ouse that show the beauty of York, tickets can also be booked... More 

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