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Ruswarp Pleasure Boats

The Carrs, Ruswarp, Whitby YO21 1RL, England
+44 1947 601610
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Fun on the river

Have been on the boats a few times, we tend to row to sleights and get out at perry's garden centre... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Helen P
Lovely hour on the river

Stayed in a nearby cottage, couple where helpful and provided chairs on the riverbank for those of... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
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The Carrs, Ruswarp, Whitby YO21 1RL, England
+44 1947 601610
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Have been on the boats a few times, we tend to row to sleights and get out at perry's garden centre where there is a tea rooms, Lovely area by the river to sit and eat, their is also seating inside. The lawns have a...More

1  Thank Helen P
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a nearby cottage, couple where helpful and provided chairs on the riverbank for those of us who wasn't going out on a boat. Very good value for money kids loved it.

1  Thank Se05
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic time on the river. 2 adults 2 children and a dog. We hired a rowing boat and a kayak for an hour, price was very reasonable. The staff could not have been nicer very helpful and made a fuss over the kids...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

What more fun than messing about on the river on a sunny afternoon? Kayak or rowing boats available and lovely people who've run this place for many years. We love it, a family and friends favourite. Prices are per person per hour £4 adults, £3...More

1  Thank Wonder_horse62
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Hired the towing boat for one hour which gives just enough time to row to the limit which is the cafe in Sleights and then a turn and row back. Very shallow water in parts so creating much hilarity as you run aground and try...More

1  Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice lady advised us to go to the cafe first as they close at 4pm whereas the boats stay open until 6pm. Good fun, rowing along the river dogging other boats and low hanging trees!

1  Thank DaisyWorksop
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We took two rowing boats out with our 15, 13 and 9 yr old boys and had a great time, despite some light rain. The kayaks look fun too. Park on the side of the road rather than in the soft play - or visit...More

1  Thank Phil G
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went at around 10am and got parked easily at the side of the road. We had a rowing boat for the four of us. It was good fun, mostly with Dad rowing but was a laugh when the kids tried to move around for...More

1  Thank Diane C
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Family group with three teenagers & two young ones..this delighted everyone, including the oldies some of whom took to kayaking like ducks to water. Saw otters(maybe?), dragonflies & a steam train from the calm waters of the beautiful Esk. Took a picnic. @ £4 per...More

1  Thank SarahofYork
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I cannot praise this high enough. We go here as often as we can during each Summer season as a family as it is one of our favourite attractions in the area. The couple who run it are lovely, they work so hard and are...More

3  Thank Ieatrocket
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Mike M
How late in to October does Ruswarp Pleasure Boats stay open for? Would like to hire a kayak this weekend but uncertain how inclusive the 'April-October' dates are.
10 October 2016|
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Response from Rose L | Reviewed this property |
not sure but we went in april and they werent open Problem being I think they are owned by a couple who live over the road so they choose when to open would guess they wont bother if the weathers not good