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Boat Trips, next open Sat 6 - Sun 28 Jan 2018, £4-£9.50


York City Cruises

York City Cruises


Escape the hustle and bustle of the City and relax with us. A great photographic opportunity and chance to see the fascinating buildings, bridges and historic sights on the River Ouse in York. Look for stunning wildlife including Kingfishers. Treat yourself to a drink from the bar and rest your feet!

Finalists for great customer service with both Visit York and the White Rose Awards 2012. Our friendly team will take great care of you from boarding to disembarking the boat.

We have a range of trips to suit everyone from daytime sightseeing cruises, evening cruises, package cruises, party cruises and much more. Visit our website for more details.

Visit the events page to see many other cruises.

Recommended by Wallace & Gromit as one of the 'Cracking things to see and do.'

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 6 - Sun 28 Jan 2018
Sat 3 Feb - Sun 25 Nov 2018 Mon - Sun
There are four Daytime City Cruises operating every day from the 3rd February - 25th November 2018 at 10:30, 12:00, 13:30 & 15:00 from King's Staith Landing (10 minutes later from Lendal Bridge Landing). Also sailing weekends only in January 2018. All journeys subject to river conditions.

No boat trips during December & January.

MANY MORE cruises operate during April - October, with trips departing approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day. Sailing times are displayed at both City Cruises York landings.


Prices from :
Adults - £9.50
Concessions - £8.50
Child (5-15) - £5.50
Under 5's - Free
Family - £25.00 (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

Tickets are cheaper booked online.




See location of City Cruises York on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 602515  Lat: 53.95692 Long: -1.08286

Please note that we have two departure points on the River Ouse in the City of York.

Lendal Bridge - The following cruises sail from the Lendal Bridge Landing:

• York City Cruises
• Party Nights Afloat
• Christmas Nights Afloat
• Santa Experience
• Some Private Charters

The nearest car parks to Lendal Bridge are Marygate Car Park (YO30 7DT) and Esplanade Car Park (YO1 6FZ).

King's Staith - The following cruises sail from King's Staith:

• York City Cruises
• Self Drive Red Boats
• Bishopthorpe Palace Cruises
• Early Evening Cruise
• Floodlit Evening Cruise
• Afternoon Tea Cruise
• Lunch Cruise
• River Bus
• Some Private Hires

The nearest car parks to King's Staith are St Georges Field Car Park (YO10 4AB) and Castle Car Park (YO1 9SA).

By Road:

York has good road links from the A1 via the A59, A64 and A19. Simply follow the signs for the city centre, signposted from the A1237 Outer Ring Road & A64 Bypass.

Park & Ride:

With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station


City Cruises York

01904 628324


Kings Staith,


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Limited disabled access. Wheelchair access is usually available from our King's Staith landing stage only. A full access statement is available on the City Cruises York website.


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