York: River Ouse Floodlit Evening Cruise

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York: River Ouse Floodlit Evening Cruise

From $20.72 per person

Experience a romantic evening on the River Ouse. Enjoy a glass of wine on board the Floodlit Evening Cruise, after an evening meal at one of York’s many fine restaurants. Relax to the background music as you sail leisurely up and down stream.

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Duration 70 minutes
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  • Admire York’s historic sites from a different perspective
  • Listen to relaxing swing and jazz background music
  • Enjoy a glass of prosecco or hot chocolate from the on-board bar
Full description
Relax and enjoy a romantic end to your evening in York on this 70-minute Floodlit Evening Cruise. Your ticket includes a choice of refreshments; adults and concessions aged 18 and over can choose from a hot drink and a biscuit or a glass of Prosecco. Children and concessions aged under 18 can choose from a hot drink and a biscuit or a soft drink and a biscuit. Boarding commences at 20:45 and the boat departs at 21:15 from the King’s Staith Landing in central York. The boat returns to the departure location at 22:25. Sail a circular route on the River Ouse, as you enjoy a relaxing mix of jazz and swing background music. The on-board floodlights will illuminate landmarks along the water edge, as you take in the historic sights of York from a different perspective. 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
  • Background music
  • Access to on-board facilities (bar, rest room)
  • Boarding drink
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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). Nearest car parks: • St. George's Field car park (YO10 4AB) • Castle car park (YO1 9SR) From the train station: Turn left out of the station and follow the road under the city walls. Walk straight ahead onto Rougier Street, and turn left at the T-junction onto Bridge Street. Walk across the Ouse Bridge. The landing is down the steps on the right-hand side of the bridge, near the King's Arms pub.

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3.8 / 5

based on 38 reviews

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It was a lovely experience, myself and my husband were on our 1st wedding anniversary and so it was lovely sitting at the front of the boat by ourselves. The crew were helpful and friendly. The only thing that spoilt it was the coffee and prosecco neither tasted very nice. But we had a lovely night time ride.

21 September 2020

What a lovely evening! Lots of opportunities to take some good photos or just to take in great views. The staff were really friendly. It was great to sit/stand on the top deck with the breeze gently blowing. It was just the right night. Thanks very much for a memorable evening.

1 June 2019

Back in York following the pandemic, we felt that there was a large number of people, each group at their own table, but there was no ventilation and as each of the windows is a fire exit, staff told customers they had to be kept shut. The weather was awful and therefore the upper deck was closed. There was no commentary, you couldn’t hear the music that was being played (not very loud to be honest) and the floodlight didn’t make much difference with the rain and steamed upped windows. For £30( for two people) you get a complimentary glass of Prosecco but as we don’t drink, the look on the staff members face looked like we were odd. We have done these cruises before and really enjoyed it so thought we’d really enjoy it but it was a real disappointment and an extremely expensive way to spend an evening.

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22 May 2021

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