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York City Cruise (King's Staith Landing)

York City Cruise (Lendal Bridge Landing)

Self Drive Red Boats

Early Evening Cruise

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A choice of cruises to complete your family day out…….

YorkBoat can offer you and your family a range of cruises which are suitable for people of all ages. These include both daytime and evening cruises; all of which would make a perfect addition to a family day out or short break in York!

The River Ouse by day:

York City Cruise

During the daytime why not climb aboard a York City Cruise, a great opportunity for you and the family to sit back, relax and listen to an informative commentary about York’s rich and fascinating history!

York City Cruise Father’s Day Online Deal

This Father’s Day treat Dad to a York City cruise and a bottle of locally brewed craft beer! All for the bargain price of £10.50! Get full details about and book tickets for our York City Cruise Father’s Day Online Deal today.

Self-Drive Red Boats

Alternatively, why not try your hand at skippering your own boat by hiring one of our fleet of Self-Drive Red Boats?! They can accommodate up to 8 people so plenty of room for you all to head out on your own family adventure, exploring the same river that brought the Vikings to our beautiful city. You will receive full instructions on how to operate your motor boat and life jackets will be provided for your children.

Pirates and Mermaids

We have a very special cruise for families with children aged under 12 years old sailing on Friday 28th July 2017; our Pirates and Mermaids cruise returns! Bring the children in their best pirate, mermaid or underwater costume for a fun hour on the Ouse, with refreshments and activities.

Prizes will be awarded for the most unique and spectacular fancy dress costumes. Sailing at either 12 noon or 2 p.m.

The River Ouse by night:

Early Evening Cruise

Alternatively, if you don’t feel like you have time for one of our daytime cruises in the summer months, you may still be able to see the City of York from the water on board our Early Evening cruise. Sailing from 7:30PM for one hour, it offers you the chance to spend some quality time between your evening meal and bedtime with an informative hour on the river. Click here for sailing dates.

The River Ouse at Christmas:

YorkBoat Santa Experience

If you haven’t already heard or been lucky enough to meet him here in York before, we have a very special guest who joins us on board for our annual Santa Experience on selected dates throughout December. Families have been experiencing the magic of the YorkBoat Santa Experience for over 15 years now, join us in 2017 to find out why.

If you have any questions about any of our cruises, 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