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Step aboard, relax and enjoy a romantic end to your evening in York. Sailing at 9:15pm, the Floodlit Evening Cruise offers an ideal opportunity after an evening meal at one of York’s numerous restaurants and hotels nearby, to finish your night over a glass of wine or a hot chocolate while taking in the sights of the walled city of York illuminated in the evening light.


Sailing at 9:15 p.m., the Floodlit Evening Cruise offers an ideal opportunity after an evening meal at one of York’s numerous nearby restaurants and hotels, to finish your night over a drink or two.

Adult and Concession tickets (18 years and over) include either a choice of hot drink and a biscuit or a glass of Prosecco, whilst Adult, Concession and Child tickets (17 years and younger) include either a soft drink or a choice of hot drink and biscuit.

This 70-minute circular cruise will leisurely meander up and down the River Ouse as you listen to a relaxing blend of swing and jazz background music. Our on board floodlights will illuminate landmarks along the water’s edge for you, as you see the river-scape from a different perspective.

Boarding commences at 8:45 p.m. The boat departs at 9:15 p.m. from our King’s Staith Landing. The boat returns to King’s Staith at 10:25 p.m.

The Floodlit Evening Cruise will sail on one of our five vessels, each of which has an enclosed heated saloon, at least two toilets, and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks, and snacks.


    Location: York, United Kingdom

    Duration: 70 minutes

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

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    Additional Information

      Operates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday only: Saturday 6th - Friday 26th May 2017.
      Every Evening: Saturday 17th May - Saturday 2nd September 2017.

      Departure Point:
      The King's Staith Landing, central York

      Departure Time: Boarding commences at 8:45pm, during which time the bar is open. The boat sails at 9:15pm, returning at 10:25pm.

    • Inclusions:
      • Refreshments (either a choice of hot drink and a biscuit or a glass of Prosecco for passengers aged 18 years and over).
      • Sightseeing cruise

    • Exclusions:
      • Please note that this cruise does not have a commentary.

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
      • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
      • Please note: The River Ouse in York can occasionally rise to levels that can have an impact on our daily operations after periods of heavy rainfall in the catchment area upstream. We will always attempt to sail for as long as it is safe to do so. There can come a point where our smallest boat can no longer fit underneath the bridges. Depending on the height of the river, we may not be able to sail at all. In this instance, you will either be eligible for a full refund or we will happily accept your ticket(s) on another date during your stay if we can sail.

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