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York: River Ouse Early Evening Cruise

York: River Ouse Early Evening Cruise

From £13.50 per person

Spenda relaxing hour on the River Ouse and see the sights of York from a different perspective. On the Early Evening Cruise you’ll enjoy the entertaining and informative commentary of a live guide as you sail leisurely up and down stream.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Admire York’s historic sites from a different perspective
  • Enjoy the informative and entertaining live commentary
  • Sip your favorite drink, available at the fully stocked bar on board
Full description
This 1-hour Early Evening Cruise is an entertaining and informative tour of historic York from the River Ouse. Enjoy the city from a different perspective as a friendly and knowledgeable team guides you leisurely up and downstream. During the cruise, the captain will keep you entertained with live commentary about the sites you pass. Learn about York’s history of flooding and its prosperity as an inland port, as you sail along the river that brought the Romans and the Vikings to this site. You’ll sail on a vessel that features an enclosed and heated saloon, rest rooms and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.
  • River cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Access to on-board facilities (bar, rest room)
  • Subsequent discounts from the full price of selected York attractions with your cruise ticket
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

King's Staith Landing, King's Staith, York, YO1 9SN (across from the Queen's Hotel and outside the King's Arms and Lowther public houses)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the River Ouse in York can occasionally rise to levels that can have an impact on this cruise's daily operations after periods of heavy rainfall in the catchment area upstream
  • The local partner will always attempt to sail, so long as it is safe to do so. There can come a point where the smallest boat can no longer fit underneath the bridges
  • Depending on the height of the waters, it may not be possible to sail at all. In this instance, you will either be eligible for a full refund or your ticket(s) will happily be accepted on another date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 194 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Service was really lovely , the staff were welcoming and kind . We got unlucky that it was raining , it would have been better if we could have sat on the top to catch the views but the rain didn’t allow for it ! Would definitely go again but check the forecast a bit closer to the time !

15 September 2021

This was recommended by a colleague at work and it did not disappoint. The whole trip was really enjoyable and the commentary from the captain was excellent and entertaining. It was our first trip to York as we were visiting the city with our daughter to essentially view the University and take in some leisure pursuits. This was just great!

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20 August 2021

My husband and I really enjoyed the early evening river cruise, it was nice to see a different perspective of the beautiful city of York. I am disabled and use a mobility scooter, the staff were really polite and helpful and helped my husband carry my scooter onboard and off again after the cruise, a big thank you to them! There was a guide telling us stories all about the different landmarks etc he made the cruise fun and lighthearted with some of his jokes.

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16 August 2021

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