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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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York Early Evening Cruise on the River Ouse

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River Jaunt

I caught the boat near the York Dungeon and was taken on a river cruise of about 45 mins Keith was our skipper and his humorous commentary was excellent he pointed out lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Quite a pleasant trip with a little of Yorks history of along the river banks of areas only really seen from the river

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Langley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I caught the boat near the York Dungeon and was taken on a river cruise of about 45 mins Keith was our skipper and his humorous commentary was excellent he pointed out lots of points of interest and was very entertaining. If you have an hour to spare this is a very good trip to do great way to get... 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, we do appreciate your warm feedback and I will pass on your kind comments to Keith the skipper More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be honest I booked this trip to kill some time, while my wife and daughter were checking out the thexArt Gallery. So my son & I took the boat trip. I thought Captain 'Keef' was pretty good , not only does he pilot the boat with one hand he also holds a microphone and provides the commentary with the... More 

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

Thank you for joining one of our Cruises so early in the season and for joining the ever expanding Skipper Keith Fan Club. In a 45 minute sailing he does aim to cover the important parts that you can see, so in the summer holidays we are able to cover more along the Ouse, we certainly hope you can join... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a really great experience and our tour guide, Keith, gave really insightful facts about the surrounding areas that we passed. It lasted around 45 minutes turning twice in the river and allowed people to get off at two different stops and Keith also told us which stop would be closer to where in York city centre. Overall, it... More 

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Thank Courtneyyy27
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at York Boat Trips (YorkBoat), responded to this review

Many thanks for joining one of our sightseeing cruises and for taking the time to write a review, I have passed on your kind comments to Keith (or was it Dave?) More 

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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked a ticket in advance as I was really excited to see York from a different point of view. However, I was disappointed because the tour did not offer much history and was not very entertaining--they only pointed out buildings that you could not see through the trees. I can't recall one thing I learned from this tour. It... More 

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

Thank you for joining one of our sailings, we are sorry that you didn't enjoy the Cruise as much as other reviewers did this weekend. As our skippers do a live commentary some will cover more aspects of history than others, the cruise lasts for 45 minutes and we do run longer cruises in the summer holidays. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took an impromptu boat trip during our visit to York. The staff were friendly and helpful. The trip took 40 minutes and the commentary was very informative.

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

Thank you for taking an impromptu trip with us, so glad to hear that our staff were friendly and helpful, and thanks for the 5* review, we hope to see you again for a longer cruise in the summer holidays More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on this today, what a pleasure. It was a beautiful afternoon, we got warm drinks and sat upstairs. Really good to see York from another angle. The trip was so informative and we found the captain really funny. We do this trip every time we come, I have done this trip with family and with friend groups. Staff have... More 

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Thank ss2910
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 for giving us 5*, always nice to hear such wonderful feedback, we look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the summer with a nice cold drink More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth doing just to see York from a different angle. Commentary was excellent . I would have given you 5 stars apart from the man that was assisting the driver was rather rude to us and also didn't offer us the concessions !

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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 sightseeing cruises, we do apologise about the crew member, we would be grateful if you could email info@yorkboat.co.uk regarding this More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free as part of the York Pass, and a nice bonus during our visit to the city. Excellent commentary by skipper Keith. No problem with the boat/sailing. Our rating: 4 out of 5, mainly as the kids were a little bored, and bearing in mind this review may be considered by families with younger children.

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

Thank you for joining one of our sailings so early in year and for taking the time to write a review, it's always great to hear such excellent feedback regarding Keith's commentary More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this trip on a cold February morning after spending the prior day walking around York. It was great to see it from a different angle and see several places that we may not have done on foot. Drinks were served onboard, the hot drink went down a treat and was really good 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 joining us for a Cruise, especially at this time of year. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and look forward to seeing you on board again, maybe in the summer time with a cool, refreshing drink More 

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