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Boat Hire at The Boatyard York

Motorboats, Canoes and Kayaks
Location: The Boatyard, Ferry Lane, Bishopthorpe, York. YO23 2SB
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The River Ouse at The Boatyard York
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The Boatyard York
Bosuns Front View
Bosun's & Cafe Bar
Riverfront Seating
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Children's Play Area
About Us

Explore the tranquil waters with our day boat, canoe, or kayak hire services.

Whether you’re seeking a leisurely meander up the river to soak in the stunning scenery, or a family outing filled with laughter and memories, our fleet of well-maintained rivercraft awaits.

With flexible rental options our friendly team will ensure that embarking on a river adventure has never been easier, or more fun.

A visit to The Boatyard in Bishopthorpe on the outskirts of York, offers a range of activities, each can be tailored to make your visit truly unforgettable.

Also on site here at The Boatyard York you can spend some quality time with friends and family surrounded by nature and whilst here you can dine at our iconic restaurant Bosun's, enjoy some great food on-the-go from our Cafe Bar, stay in one of our Unique Stay Shepherd's Huts, Houseboat or Cabins, bring your caravan and/or motorhome on to our recently refurbished park or relax with a facial at our on-site Health & Beauty salon.

What sets us apart is not just our proximity to York, but our seamless integration with the surrounding natural beauty. So whether you're strolling hand-in-hand along the riverbank, exploring the historic streets of York, or simply unwinding amidst the natural splendour that surrounds us, The Boatyard offers a one-of-a-kind experience that's sure to leave you enchanted.

Located very close to Bosun’s our iconic on-site restaurant open for drinks on the terrace, lunch and dinner and serving a full range of menus, a-la-carte, Sunday lunch, children’s menus, Steak Special and Afternoon Tea from Thursday to Sunday. Bookable here: Bosun's Restaurant Booking Site

Treat yourself to a facial or pamper at Skin Serenity our Health and Beauty salon located onsite and bookable through our Health & Beauty Booking Site

Our range of Unique Stay Houseboat, Shepherd’s Huts and Cabins are bookable here: Accommodation Booking Site

On site recently renovated Caravan & Motorhome Park is bookable Here: Caravan & Motorhome Booking Site

Opening Times

Our boat hire is available 7 days a week between 9.30am and 4.00pm.

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