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 7DP, UK

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


23 Nov, 2022

My cruise was cancelled the day before due to above normal water levels. I did not receive a refund. I did not receive a reply to my direct message to the hosting company regarding a refund. Trip advisor wants you to call people to complain.... Ain't no one have time for that! If the the event is cancelled, refunds should applied automatically! No fuss no muss. I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to get my money back.


15 Nov, 2022

Great way to see parts of the city you’d only see from the river! Very informative and knowledgeable guide. Would recommend


14 Nov, 2022

Nice 45 min cruise up the Ouse - informative commentary from the skipper - lovely and relaxing trip up and down river - nice way to see another side of York and hear of its history.

Jonathan v

14 Nov, 2022

We were blessed with a sunny day so this cruise was a delight. Great to see York from another angle, away from the crowds. Andy, the skipper really was the star of the show with his commentary and jokes. Really made it for us.


06 Nov, 2022

Very informative and you got a different view of York than when you are walking around. A very calm cruise

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