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Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AF, England
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All reviews top deck boat trip relaxing hour informative commentary normal price live commentary lovely cruise enjoy the sunshine hour cruise evening party pleasant trip slow pace groupon voucher different perspective sunny day per adult staff were really friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This us a good value and interesting river cruise. A good commentary and simple cafe and reasonably priced bar offered.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 14 November 2018

The cruise was pleasant on the river on a lovely day. I think I expected it to be a bit longer with a closer view of the cathedral, but overall I had a good time. I would advise you to sit close to the speaker...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SaraBourque
Reviewed 6 November 2018

It is not an overly long journey, but, hits the highlights of the river as it is near the city. A good orientation and possibly fodder for a starting point of personal explorations!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 November 2018

My wife and I enjoyed the boat trip, the commentary was informative and humorous. Despite there being a chilly wind we were able to shelter in the upstairs lounge and still see all the surrounding places of interest. I would thoroughly recommend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We had purchased the groupon voucher for 2 adults for £8. We arrived early and the woman was very helpful. We got on aboard and handed our voucher over and no drama. The cruise was nice and the 'skipper' was very informative. He had a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lorna2716
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time. Listening interesting facts about Durham history, lovely views, time to take photographs, to chat and to enjoy the sunshine as well as the rain while in the boat.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank monicalF931QD
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The ‘Skipper’ gave a good commentary of what was available to been seen. The weather was awful, but the trip still happened. The river flows in a deep valley, therefore there doesn’t seem to be too much to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 925lize
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely day to spend with family. I got tickets through Groupon, 2 for the price of 1 for an hours cruise on the boat with my daughter. I wouldn't say it is worth paying £8 directly on the boat .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 123gillyg
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting boat trip, however it was difficult to hear the commentary as the speakers were so small and the wind was blowing. Also annoyed by the stag row seating at the boat not that this could be prevented just a heads up if going with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lincsabi
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited last Monday booked for the 12.30 cruise the riverboat was full the captain gave a lot of information about Durham on the trip and a lovely view of the cathedral

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fletch08
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85denisabalogova
2 September 2018|
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Response from Davet0191 | Reviewed this property |
Just go there show them on ya phone or a print out
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yerramsetti p
25 August 2018|
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Response from briansharp | Reviewed this property |
Their sign says pay on board. Not very busy I think. Website has a tele number.
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Louise M
23 August 2018|
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Response from minidriver28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do,I took my little Bedlington Terrier. He sat on my knee the whole trip.
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