Departure Points

Today's cruise timetable

Combined Cruise & Dungeon Ticket (King's Staith Landing)

York City Cruise (King's Staith Landing)

York City Cruise (Lendal Bridge Landing)

Self Drive Red Boats

Please note that we have four departure points on the River Ouse in the City of York.

Lendal Bridge Landing

(Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP)

Our Lendal Bridge Landing is close to our Boatyard and Office, York Station, York Minster, Yorkshire Museum Gardens and the National Railway Museum. It is also close to the Marygate and Esplanade Car Parks.

There is a flight of stairs down to our Lendal Bridge Landing.

The following cruises sail from the Lendal Bridge Landing:

York City Cruises
Summer Nights Afloat
Christmas Nights Afloat
Santa Cruise
Some Private Charters

Access an interactive Google Map to take you directly to our Lendal Bridge Landing.

King’s Staith Landing

(King’s Staith, York, YO1 9SN)

Our other departure point for our river cruises is the King’s Staith Landing. This is close to the Jorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeon, Clifford’s Tower, York Castle Museum and the famous Kings Arms Pub. It is close to the St Georges Field Car Park and Castle Car Park.

We have two ramped pontoons at King’s Staith that are accessible to wheelchair users, please note there may be steps onto the boat.

The following cruises sail from the King’s Staith Landing:

York City Cruises
Bishopthorpe Palace Cruises
Early Evening Cruise
Floodlit Evening Cruise
Afternoon Tea Cruise
River Bus
Some Private Charters

Access an interactive Google Map to take you directly to our King’s Staith Landing.

We have two further locations in the city worth noting:

Red Boat Hire Point

(King’s Staith, York, YO1 9SN)

Close to our King’s Staith departure point for some of our river cruises, you will also find our “Red Boat Hire Point”, the only point on the river at which our fleet of self-drive Red Boats can be hired from and returned to.

Access an interactive Google Map to take you directly to our Red Boat Hire Point.

Santa Experience

(The City Cruises York Boatyard, Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP)

Our famous Santa Experience departs exclusively from our City Cruises York Grotto, which can be found in our Boatyard, home of the City Cruises York Office.

Access an interactive Google Map to take you directly to our City Cruises York Boatyard and Office.