Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

Duration: 45 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, York

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  • 45 minutes
  • York
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


The York City Cruise, lasting from 45 minutes to 1 hour, is both an entertaining and informative tour of the River Ouse. Escape the city rush and enjoy York from a different perspective whilst your friendly and knowledgeable team guide you leisurely up and downstream. During your cruise, your Captain will keep you entertained with a live, sightseeing commentary. Learn about York’s famous history of flooding and its previous prosperity as an inland port, all while sailing along the very river that brought the Romans and the Vikings to our beautiful city.

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Pass By: Lendal Bridge, Station Road, York England

Lendal Bridge

Pass By: King's Staith, York YO1, UK

King's Staith

  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: This ticket is valid on one York Sightseeing Cruise departing on the named date. Your tour time will be allocated at the departure point on the day of travel upon arrival, for sailing between 10:30AM to 3:10PM.
  • Important information: Due to periods of heavy rainfalls in the catchment area upstream, the River Ouse in York can occasionally rise to levels which can have an impact on daily operations. Sailing will only be attempted as long as it’s safe. If indeed the water is too high for the boat to sail underneath the bridges, even for our smallest boat, sailing will be unattainable. In the event of such described occurrences, you will receive a full refund or you can use your ticket(s) on another date during your stay.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Customers are to join the queue and present their voucher on boarding.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

1: King's Staith, York YO1 9SN, UK
2: Lendal Bridge, York YO1, UK

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


45 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


19 Nov, 2021

The cruise was one of the best things of our trip wished it was longer. The skipper was excellent cannot praise hun enough


15 Nov, 2021

Fantastic Sunday morning trip. So relaxing along the pretty river with brilliant commentary which kept everyone smiling. Great cup of tea in a China cup! Recommend highly. You see more of York than just walking around.


04 Nov, 2021

We were in York for a week and after shopping we turned up on spec but didn't have to wait too long. The paying process was contactless which was good. The trip commentary on board was good and informative . You see a different side of the city from the river which is great.


01 Nov, 2021

Recently went on the 45 minute River cruise on the river Ouse really enjoyed the experience our Skipper was called Laurie I think and he was assisted my Louise and ?mason staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the history of York would definitely recommend

rachel g

28 Oct, 2021

Whilst visiting York with friends we made the wise decision to purchase York passes online, these give you prepaid access to many of Yorks attractions including the river cruise. This hour long cruise up and down the Ouse is great, if memory serves I believe our guide was called James, who was full of historical facts and was also very funny! The boat had both outdoor and indoor seating and allowed dogs on board too. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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