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York River Ouse City Cruise
Activities in York

York River Ouse City Cruise

  • English English
  • 1 hour

Drift along the River Ouse on this delightful York cruise. The boat has observation decks from which you can enjoy unique views of the city’s monuments!

Daytime cruise

During the one-hour journey you will explore the historical centre of York from the River Ouse. The capitan of the boat will offer you extensive commentary in English on the monuments you navigate past during the journey. These include the famous Skeldergate Bridge, the County Court House and Clifford Tower, the remaining vestige of the ancient castle.

From the boat's observation deck you can also observe the towers of York Cathedral, one of the most outstanding examples of Gothic architecture in the north of England. The tour will end at the starting point.

Departure points and times

To enjoy the daytime cruise of York you can board the boat at either of these two piers. The cruise departs every day at the following times:

  • King's Staith Landing: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm.
  • Lendal Bridge Landing: 10:40am, 12:10pm, 1:40pm, 3:10pm.

Early evening cruise

This tour along the River Ouse in the evening follows the same route as the daytime cruise. The one-hour journey reveals York illuminated at dusk. The English-language commentary provided by the boat's capitan gives you a detailed history of the city and its top landmarks. The cruise ends at the same point as it started.

Departure points and times

  • The evening cruise has daily departures at 7:30pm from the King’s Staith Landing.
  • Between 13 and 23 November, and 16 February to 31 Martch, the boat will depart at 6 pm daily.

Price

Day Cruise
Adults Retirees Children between 5 and 15 years old Children under 5 years old
US$ 13
US$ 11.20
US$ 7.40
Free
Early Evening Cruise
Adults Retirees Children between 5 and 15 years old Children under 5 years old
US$ 14.30
US$ 12.40
US$ 8.10
Free

Day Cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 13
  • Retirees

    US$ 11.20
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 7.40
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

Early Evening Cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 14.30
  • Retirees

    US$ 12.40
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 8.10
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 hour.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

One hour boat tour of York.

English language commentary during the journey.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in York).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

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US$ 13
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.