Yorkshire and The Humber
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Our most recommended Yorkshire and The Humber River & Harbor Cruises

  • York: River Ouse City Cruise Anytime Ticket

    1. York: River Ouse City Cruise Anytime Ticket

    The York City Cruise provides an entertaining and informative tour of the historic city as seen from the River Ouse. Enjoy the sights from a different perspective as a friendly and knowledgeable team guides you leisurely up and downstream. Your cruise departs from the King's Staith landing. Admire the scenery from the comfort of the enclosed saloon or the upper deck and treat yourself to a refreshing drink from the bar. The duration of the cruise is either 45 minutes or 1 hour and is determined by the weather on the day and by demand. Your ticket will be valid for whatever duration is offered on the day of your visit. Typically the 1-hour cruise follows a route that heads upstream to Clifton Bridge on the northern outskirts of York city and then downstream as far as the Millennium Bridge on the city’s southern outskirts, before returning back upstream to the original landing stage. Th...

    Very informative experience in a restful atmosphere (assisted by the good weather we had). Your pilot/captain was very good and made the trip most enjoyable.

  • Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

    2. Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

    Climb aboard a luxury canal boat and enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise. Start your cruise with a glass of prosecco, then sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside your window. There is a fully-licensed bar onboard, serving alcoholic and soft drinks, including local beers. During the 2-hour cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, afternoon tea will be served at your table. Savor delicious selection of sandwiches, fruit scones with strawberry jam and cream, and decadent desserts. Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee along with your food.

    Exactly as advertised, well-organised 2 hr trip through interesting countryside. Great tea with sparkling wine. Well worth the drive. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

  • York: River Ouse Early Evening Cruise

    3. York: River Ouse Early Evening Cruise

    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.

    Wonderfully relaxing evening cruise at sunset. The skipper/commentator had a very relaxing voice and was very knowledgeable

  • York: River Ouse Lunch Cruise

    4. York: River Ouse Lunch Cruise

    Join a delightful 1.5-hour cruise and enjoy a delicious 2 course, plated lunch served on board the Captain James Cook boat. Your dessert will also be accompanied by tea or coffee. This cruise sails from our King’s Staith Landing only. Boarding commences at 11:30 AM, with your lunch served from 12:00 PM. Your cruise will also include relaxing background music whilst you enjoy your lunch, followed by some informative commentary from a local, knowledgeable skipper as the boat turns at Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York and also as you head back upstream into the city. Menu: Individual Chicken and Ham Hock Wellington, Roast New Potatoes, White Wine and Thyme Sauce, served a selection of seasonal vegetables. or Vegetarian Option: Creamed Leek, Mixed Bean, Mushroom and Wensleydale Wellington, Wilted Spinach and Tomato Sa...

    A wonderful trip. The captain was extremely entertaining. The weather was excellent.And so was lunch. Well done guys.

  • York Afternoon Tea Cruise

    5. York Afternoon Tea Cruise

    Enjoy this charming cruise aboard the Captain James Cook boat, with delicious food, sailing daily from April to September. Be delighted by this 1.5-hour cruise with a selection of dainty home-made sandwiches, delicious finger desserts and a fruit scone with preserve and cream. All served with freshly brewed tea and coffee. This cruise departs from King’s Staith Landing. Your cruise will also include an informative commentary from a local, knowledgeable skipper as you sail through the city and then downstream to Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York. Relaxing background music will play between the live commentary. The menu includes several rounds of sandwiches including coronation chicken, sliced ham with mustard mayo, egg mayonnaise and cress and cream cheese and cucumber. As well as homemade scones you will also be served a selection...

    The crew were very friendly and helpful. The afternoon tea was very nice however the boat needed some TLC!

  • York: Evening Dinner Cruise

    6. York: Evening Dinner Cruise

    During the two and a half hour cruise, as you wine and dine, you will be kept entertained by a live and informative sightseeing commentary, interspersed with background music. You will be served a glass of house wine as you step aboard, before being treated to three delectable courses, followed by a choice of tea or coffee and chocolates. You will take in great views of York's riverscape before heading beyond the city limits to view the spectacular 13th Century riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York, Bishopthorpe Palace. You will then continue further downstream towards the villages of Naburn and Acaster Malbis, before returning to the city center.

    Excellent staff, very friendly. Food Excellent, we were so surprised about the quality of the food. Booked for my husbands birthday and was pleasantly surprised.

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What people are saying about Yorkshire and The Humber

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 324 reviews

Enjoyed our trip on the canal by Skipton. The recorded commentary, while only loosely related to the canal, was very entertaining. Seats are allocated so there is no mass road to find the best pew, which is a great idea (not just because we enjoyed the front seats). A sedate journey, which was informative in local history and I would recommend as good value for money.

Thoroughly enjoyed the hour long cruise. Skipper Stu was superbly knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which entertained us all!! It was great value for money and entertaining.

We Had Booked For The Lunch Cruise Because It Was A Special Occasion. Thoughly Enjoyed It, The Food, Staff & The Commentary Were Fabulous. Highly Recommend It

Knowledgeable staff regarding the river trip. Recommend for value for money and a great way to see york.

Very interesting and enjoyable. The narration was clear, booking was easy.