The River Ouse and its lovely ambience is not so full of history...one could just remain on the river forever and just soak it all up !
The York City Cruise is both an entertaining and informative tour of the River Ouse. Escape the city rush and enjoy York from a different perspective whilst our friendly and knowledgeable team guide you leisurely up and downstream. These cruises depart from both of our landing stages; the King’s Staith Landing and the Lendal Bridge Landing.
A York City Cruise enables you to admire the scenery from the comfort of the enclosed saloon or the upper deck. Take home fascinating facts about the incredible history of York and its river from the live commentary delivered by our local skippers. You are more than welcome to treat yourself to a refreshing drink from the bar whilst resting your feet. The cruises sail for either 45 minutes or 1 hour. The duration of the cruise is determined by the weather and demand. When booking your ticket on Viator it will be valid for whatever duration cruise is operated on the day of your visit.
The 1-hour cruise will usually operate a route heading upstream to Clifton Bridge on the northern outskirts of the City and then downstream as far as the Millennium Bridge on the southern outskirts of the City, before returning upstream to the landing stage that you departed from. The 45-minute cruise will operate in the same area as the 1-hour cruise without going quite as far in either direction, passing right through the centre of the walled city of York.
During your cruise, your Captain will keep you entertained with a live, sightseeing commentary. Learn about York’s famous history of flooding and its previous prosperity as an inland port, all while sailing along the very river that brought the Romans and the Vikings to this beautiful city.
York City Cruises can sail on all five vessels in their fleet, each of which has an enclosed heated saloon, at least two toilets and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.
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Great way to take in the sights of York on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Didn't need to wait long for the cruise. I think it ran every 30 mins. Plenty of room on the top deck, just sit back & relax. Good information from the...More
Thank you so much for your kind words and for joining one of our cruises, it certainly is a relaxing way to see some of the sights of York. We hope that you can join us again in the future
Loved the York boat cruise this August as we learned about the river Ouse and the deep history of the city (Romans then Vikings!) along with some fun facts to share and tell to friends. Thank you so much Naedine & Stan, Nina and Danny
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of one of our sightseeing cruises, we really do appreciate you joining one of our sailings
Really enjoyed our cruise this morning with Keith and Jasmine, Keith was very knowledgeable and had some good stories with a great delivery, including humour and history. Great way to spend a morning, boat was clean and comfortable and although we didn’t partake in any...More
Thank you so much for not only taking the time to write a review but for also joining one of our cruises with Keith at the helm (are you sure that it wasn't Dave??) and Jasmine as his crew. We certainly hope that you can...More
Easy parking and access, surprisingly close to the City centre. A pleasant day for sitting on the top deck, and a well-informed guide
Many thanks for your 5 * review of one of our cruises, we are delighted that you enjoyed your sailing with us and hope you can sail with us again