Easter Holiday Cruises

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York City Cruise (King's Staith Landing)

York City Cruise (Lendal Bridge Landing)

Self Drive Red Boats

Early Evening Cruise

Floodlit Evening Cruise

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Choose from a range of cruises during your Easter break in York…….

Depending on where you live in the UK, your child’s Easter school holiday break could begin on Saturday 1st or Saturday 8th of April in 2017. Regardless of when you are visiting our fair city this Easter, 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

Easter Sailings: Every day from 1st – 23rd April, 2017

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! Regular departures from both the King’s Staith (10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and Lendal Bridge (10:40 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.) landings. Book your tickets online today to save on the full boarding price! Great value family tickets are available as well.

Self-Drive Red Boats

Easter Dates: Available to hire every day from 1st – 23rd April, 2017 

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. Why not bring a picnic?! Available to hire from 9:45 a.m.; discounted early bird special prices available until 12 noon.

River Bus Service

Easter Sailings: Saturday 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd; Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd; Thursday 13th & 20th April, 2017 

If you are staying in the picturesque villages of Naburn or Acaster Malbis then hop on board our early morning River Bus Service for a hassle free single or return journey to York. Departing from Naburn at 9:30 a.m. or Acaster Malbis at 9:45 a.m.; arriving into York at our King’s Staith landing at 10:45 a.m. approx. Return journey from King’s Staith departs at 4 p.m. prompt.

The River Ouse by night:

Early Evening Cruise

Easter Sailings: Every evening from 8th – 23rd April, 2017 

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. Sailing every night from the 8th of April.

Remember, tickets for our sightseeing cruises are cheaper if you book in advance online (River Bus and Red Boats cannot be pre-booked).

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

Get even more ideas for your visit to York, using the #YorkEaster hashtag on twitter!


Easter Special Offer

As a special Easter treat, book your tickets online for the YorkBoat Early Evening Cruise and get an extra 25% off the already discounted online price, using the promo code “easter2”. Offer valid for any Early Evening Cruise up until Sunday 30th April, 2017. Offer valid for Adult, Concession, Child or Family Ticket. Offer available online only.

Special Offers

You can also get a fantastic discount at one of the following attractions using the voucher on your YorkBoat sightseeing cruise or River Bus ticket! So if you join us for an evening cruise, you can start off the next day with either a discounted bus tour of our beautiful city, a discounted visit to York’s Chocolate Story or a discounted tour of the York Dungeons! Simply hand in the voucher on your cruise ticket at the next attraction. (Not valid with other offers or family ticket. Valid with York City Cruise, Bishopthorpe Palace Cruise, River Bus Service, Early Evening & Floodlit Evening Cruise tickets. Correct at the time of writing, subject to change. Offer not available for Red Boat customers).

Use your YorkBoat Cruise ticket voucher after your cruise to get a fantastic discount at one of the following attractions:

The York Dungeon

(up to 40% off)

Cityseeing York

(up to 25% off)

Yorks Chocolate Story

(up to 20% off)

Get more details on our Special Offers page.