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Self Drive Boat Hire in York

York, United Kingdom
Self Drive Boat Hire in York

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Swap city sightseeing for a peaceful day on the water in York. With this boat hire experience, enjoy the privacy of being able to drive your own boat and plan a personalized route. Each boat can accommodate up to six passengers, and a map is provided so you don't get lost.
  • Enjoy the freedom of a self-drive boat hire experience
  • Travel at your own pace down the River Ouse
  • A safe experience—life jackets are provided
  • A map is included so you don't get lost
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Life Jackets (compulsory for children aged 10 and under)
Full instructions.
Rules of the River.
£40 security deposit. This MUST be brought with you otherwise you will be unable to hire the boat.
Tower Gardens , York, UK

This is where the customers will board the boat

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You are required to arrive at the Self Drive Hire Point 15 minutes before the time of hire to allow time for the rules of the river, area of operation and boat handling instructions to be explained. Should you arrive late then you may lose your booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • The hirer MUST NOT be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • City Cruises York (operators of Self Drive) reserve the right to refuse to hire a Self Drive Hire Boat to anyone deemed likely to breach the terms of hire. All male or all female parties may be refused hire.
  • The hire will be terminated if customer behaviour is seen to be/reported to be unacceptable.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises York
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Self Drive Boat Hire in York ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Self Drive Boat Hire in York .
What is the social distancing policy during Self Drive Boat Hire in York ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Self Drive Boat Hire in York .
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Self Drive Boat Hire in York ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Self Drive Boat Hire in York .

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No refund!!
, Jul 2021
My partner got coronavirus the day before and was unable to change the date and get a refund which is out of our hands. As a student I had saved a little bit too do this and now I won’t be able bring her for another few weeks
Great way to see York
, Oct 2020
Great trip, well worth the money. The guy working was excellent, explained everything quickly and clearly. Out and out great thing to do in York!

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