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York City Cruise (King's Staith Landing)

York City Cruise (Lendal Bridge Landing)

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YorkBoat Afternoon Tea Cruise

A delightful cruise with delicious food, sailing on selected Tuesdays and Wednesdays May, June, July & September.
Join us for a delightful 2-hour cruise with a selection of dainty home-made sandwiches, fruit scone with preserve & cream and delicious finger deserts. All served with freshly brewed tea and coffee. This cruise sails from our King’s Staith Landing only.

The cruise will also include an informative commentary from our local, knowledgeable skipper as you sail through the city and then downstream to Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York.

These cruises proved incredibly popular when they were introduced in 2016 and we are proud to see them return again in 2017.


Rounds of Dainty Finger Sandwiches:

Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Chives
Egg Mayonnaise and Cress (v)
Wensleydale and Apple Chutney (v)
Coronation Chicken


Selection of Homemade Cakes (2 per person)
Cream Filled Chocolate Profiteroles
Iced Carrot Cakes Squares
Almond and Strawberry Bakewell Slice


Homemade Sultana Scones with Raspberry Conserve and Clotted Cream


Tea and Coffee

Unfortunately, the Afternoon Tea Cruise does not sail on one of our wheelchair accessible vessels and so there will be some steps before you get to your table. By purchasing tickets online or via our Sales Office you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Carriage and accept the Ticket Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions about our York City Cruise, then you are welcome to call our Sales Office on 01904 628324. However, we hope that you will be able to find the answers here in our FAQs

Special Offers

You can also get a fantastic discount on a City Sightseeing bus tour of York with your YorkBoat Early Evening Cruise ticket. So if you join us for an evening cruise, you can start off the next day with a discounted bus tour of our beautiful city; simply hand your cruise ticket into the bus driver when boarding the bus to receive up to 25% off admission! Save up to £3.00 for Adults, up to £2.00 for Concessions and up to £1.50 for Children.

We are now including the York Dungeon and York Chocolate Story into this deal as well.

The York Dungeon

(up to 40% off)

Cityseeing York

(up to 25% off)

Yorks Chocolate Story

(up to 20% off)

(Not valid with other offers or family ticket. Valid with York City Cruise, Bishopthorpe Palace Cruise, Early Evening & Floodlit Evening Cruise tickets. Correct at the time of writing, subject to change).

Get more details on our Special Offers page.

Sailing Dates and Times

Sailing on Selected Tuesdays and Wednesdays (May, June, July & September)

Departing at 12 noon, returning at 2 p.m. (Boarding commences at 11:45 a.m.)

  • Wed 3rd of May
  • Wed 10th of May
  • Wed 17th of May
  • Tue 23rd of May
  • Wed 24th of May
  • Tue 6th of June
  • Wed 7th of June
  • Tue 13th of June
  • Wed 14th of June
  • Tue 20th of June
  • Wed 21st of June
  • Tue 27th of June
  • Wed 28th of June
  • Tue 4th of July
  • Wed 5th of July
  • Tue 11th of July
  • Wed 12th of July
  • Tue 18th of July
  • Wed 19th of July
  • Tue 25th of July
  • Wed 26th of July
  • Tue 5th of September
  • Wed 6th of September
  • Tue 12th of September
  • Wed 13th of September
Other dates may become available. Groups may book an Afternoon Tea cruise from Monday to Friday for a minimum of 30 people. Maximum number per cruise is 60 people. Please call our Sales Office to check availability.

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type: Price:
Adult / Concession (13+) £24.00
Adult / Concession with 200ml bottle of Prosecco (18+) £29.00
Child (5 – 12 years old) £12.00
Under 5 Free