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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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Santa Cruise on the Ouse

We had a lovely time on the Santa Cruise yesterday with our 3 years old grandson Adam and his 1 year brother Leo - together with their parents. The staff and crew went overboard... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely time on the Santa Cruise yesterday with our 3 years old grandson Adam and his 1 year brother Leo - together with their parents. The staff and crew went overboard (excuse the pun) to create a festive atmosphere for everyone; they had pretty much thought of everything. Included in the price of £10 for the adults... 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 first Santa Cruises of 2016, I have spoken to Mary Christmas regarding non-transferable tickets, she has told me no transfers as we don't want the elfs to mix up presents names etc... if child is ill we send a personalised letter to child & post presents etc to child at no extra cost..... More 

mossley
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

3 of us went on an afternoon cruise to rest our weary legs after shopping! It was a lovely day and the views along the Ouse were beautiful. I enjoyed listening to the information about the area as we were cruising along and looking at places from a different perspective. There is a bar on board which also serves hot... More 

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

Thank you for joining us on board a cruise so late in our season, we certainly enjoy those who want a break from shopping and grab a chance to rest their legs More 

Stockton
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120 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible smelly old boats, we have been on them a few times. We have always tried to go on for an hour but they never let us with bad excuses. 30 minutes is more profitable for them

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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, this time of year we only run 45 minute sailings, so we are confused as the only time of year we run 30 minute sailings is the Residents weekend. we do apologise if you find our boats old and smelly More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative trip up and down the river. Reasonably priced and easy to find. Gave us a good orientation on York so we could plan a wander about.

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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 so late in the season, we certainly hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here in York More 

chelmsford
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Keith, was excellent and maintained an interesting commentary throughout. We loved the 45 minute tour. Excellent value for money.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and being another member of the skipper Keith fan club, I know he will appreciate your kind words More 

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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic 45 minute cruise down the Ouse with lovely tour guides who welcomed us aboard and talked to us about what was along the Ouse and the rich history of the surrounding area with some humour thrown in as well. We sat on the top deck although a little cold this time of year did not take away the... More 

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

Many thanks for your very warm review, especially on a brisk day. We would like to thank you for joining us, especially at the end of our public cruise season More 

Bourne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good to learn about the history and interesting facts about York. Went on the last cruise at 15.10 and it was quiet and relaxing. The tour guide pointed out places of interest along the way. We sat on top deck as it was a nice day, below deck was a bar/cafe which looked nice and was warm if it was... More 

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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 Cruises so late in the season and for taking the time to write a review. It certainly is a great way to see York and it is one of the best times to pop on when the sun is setting More 

St Briavels
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lovely orientation to the city. We sat upstairs on a crisp October (as did everyone else), but there were plenty of spaces downstairs. It's worth booking in advance for discounts of a couple of pound per person. There is a small bar, with very basic snacks but enough for the journey of 1-11/2 hrs. We chose a... More 

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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 and for taking the time to write a 5* review, we do really appreciate your feedback. We do hope to see you on board again, with tickets purchased online for a discounted price More 

England
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having looked at other reviews of York boats I thought they must be a little bit exaggerated, but they aren't,t. Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise with Keith or was it Dave!!!! Very informative commentary, well delivered with touches of humour etc. Boat was lovely and cosy inside as it was chilly up on top!! Will do it again on our next... More 

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

Many thanks for your 5 star review and for joining us so late in the season. I'm guessing it was Keith as he does give a great mixture of humour and information. We would love to see you again, in warmer weather. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's is a good trip. We saw some really great sites and learned a lot about the city and culture but was brief and didn't go very far

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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 and for joining one of our sailings. unfortunately this time of year we are limited to running 45 minute cruises which does mean we are unable to go as far as we would like but the skippers aim to cover the best parts More 

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