Enjoy York's No. 1 sightseeing tour, an entertaining and informative cruise on the River Ouse. Escape the city rush and enjoy York from a different perspective - admire the City's scenery from the comfort of the enclosed saloon or in the fresh air of the upper deck.
History of York
Take home fascinating facts about the incredible history of York and its river from the live sightseeing commentary delivered by our local skippers. Learn about York’s famous history of flooding and its previous prosperity as an inland port, all while sailing along the river that brought the Romans and the Vikings to our beautiful city.
Fabulous York Landmarks
Head upstream to the northern outskirts of the city and then downstream as far as Millennium Bridge on the southern outskirts of the city, before returning upstream to the landing stage you departed from. On the route, you'll spot York Minster, Clifford's Tower, York's Bridges, the Museum Gardens, the Guildhall and much, much more!
While on-board, treat yourself to a refreshing drink from the bar whilst resting your feet. Our fleet of boats feature fully stocked bars with beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks available for purchase.
Schedule Daily sailings until 24th November 2023 and 27th - 31st December 2023 The cruises from King's Staith Landing are at the following times: 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, and 15:00.
Please note that on rare occasions, due to circumstances outside of our control, such as rowing regattas, gun salutes or flooding, the route of the cruise may change slightly and take a more scenic route beyond the city limits
Cruise times/duration may vary slightly for operational reasons
Wheelchair access is available at our King’s Staith Landing:
Only two boats in the fleet are wheelchair-accessible: River Palace and River Duchess
River Duchess also has a wheelchair-accessible toilet
Please check in advance
The cruise returns to the same landing from which it departed
Please dress appropriately for an outdoor experience, including changeable weather
Escape the city rush and enjoy York from a different perspective
Take home fascinating facts about the incredible history of York
Live sightseeing commentary delivered by local skippers