City Cruises York

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View York from a different perspective whilst our friendly team guide you along the beautiful River Ouse aboard one of our dining cruises or daytime or evening sightseeing cruises. Join us for one of our sightseeing cruises and admire the scenery from the comfort of the heated saloon or open top deck. Take home fascinating facts on the history of York and its river, from the live commentary delivered by our local and knowledgeable skippers. Admire the beautiful buildings, bridges and historic sights, and look out for wildlife including Kingfishers. Treat yourself to a drink from the bar and rest your feet. 

See our 2019 sailing schedules below:


Santa Experiences

Santa Experiences on Sunday 24th November and Saturday 30th November. 

Use promo code is YORKSANTA20 - This gives a 20% discount on all tickets on those two dates. 


Daytime Cruises

Our 45 minute or 1 hour York City Cruises sail on weekends in January and then every day from 28th January to 29th November 2019, and from 27th December 2019 to 31st March 2020.

Regular sailings from the King’s Staith landing from 10:30AM to 3PM (until 4:30PM May to August).

Regular sailings from from the Lendal Bridge landing from 10:40AM to 3:10PM (until 4:40PM May to August).

Tickets for our 45 min/1hour York City Cruise cost £10.00/£11.00 Adult, £8.50/£9.50 Concession and £5.50/£6.00 Child, £26/£29 Family Ticket. Tickets can be pre-booked online!

Alternatively, join one of our dining cruises sailing daily from April to September, plus weekends in October. For full details and sailing dates, visit our website..

The Lunch Cruise sails at 11:45 am to 1:15 p.m., featuring a delicious plated lunch cooked on board.

Or the delightful Afternoon Tea Cruises sails at 2:45pm to 4:15 p.m., featuring a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Both cruises sail past Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York.

Why not take the helm of one of our famous Self-Drive Red Boats, available to hire from 16th February to 3rd November from our King’s Staith Landing only from 9:45AM. Closing time subject to weather, demand and hours of daylight. Reserve your boat in advance and pre-book online.

And of course, Santa Claus himself will be back again for our City Cruises Santa Experience in December 2019!

Evening Cruises

1 hour Early Evening Cruise, 7:30PM from King’s Staith, every evening 1st April to 28th September. Plus we will also sail at 6:00PM on evenings in March and from 29th September to 23rd November.

70 minute Floodlit Evening Cruise, 9:15PM from King’s Staith, every evening from 1st April to 28th September.

Private Charters available and Party Nights Afloat Cruises sail on selected Friday and Saturday nights from April to October. See our website for full details.

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