Photo: Stephen Bowler

See the historic city of York from the calm of the River Ouse. A thoroughly enjoyable city cruise allows passengers to observe and admire the sites of York, whilst enjoying the comfort that comes with the enclosed saloon on the lower deck, or the open top on the upper deck.

Find out interesting facts about York’s incredible history from the live commentary given by local and extremely knowledgeable skippers. Sit back with a refreshing drink from the bar and gaze up as you soak up the city’s highlights from the relaxing interior of the boat.

With a variety of cruise options on offer, such as early evening cruises, floodlit evening cruises, lunch and dinner cruises, or special sailings for groups and schools, there is bound to be a cruise that suits your needs.

York Boat even hosts Santa Cruises during the festive period, adding that extra touch of magic at children’s favourite time of year! Every child onboard receives a personalised gift from Father Christmas, perfect for getting everyone in the spirit.

For private parties, events or corporate evenings why not hire your own privately chartered river boat? The perfect talking point for any kind of get-together, York Boat’s city cruises provides a brilliant atmosphere as you cruise sail past the sites of York.


The Boatyard, Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP
Tel:  +44 (0)1904 628324
Times: Dependent on your cruise.