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York Lunch Cruise


Enjoy a Leisurely Lunch with City Cruises York.

A delightful cruise with delicious food aboard the Captain James Cook, sailing regularly from April to September.

Join us for a delightful 1 hour and 45 minute cruise and enjoy a delicious 2 course, plated lunch served on board the Captain James Cook. Your dessert will also be accompanied by a tea or coffee. This cruise sails from our King’s Staith Landing only. Boarding commences at 11:30 a.m., with the plated style lunch served from 12 Noon.

The cruise will also include relaxing background music whilst you enjoy your lunch, followed by some informative commentary from our 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.

Your ticket includes:

  • 1 hour 45 minutes round cruise
  • 2-course plated lunch 

Cruise Details

Cruise Days

Sailing Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday:
1st September to 30th September 2018.

Sailing Daily
30th July to 31st August 2018

Saturday and Sunday Only
6th to 27th October 2018

30th March to 29th September 2019:
​Sailing every day

Departure Time

The cruise departs from King's Staith Landing. The boat leaves at 11.45 (boarding at 11.30) from King's Staith Landing and returns to King's Staith Landing at 13.30.

Departure Point

King's Staith Landing 

Ticket Prices - Lunch Cruise

Online Price From
Adult (13+)
Child (3-12) from
Infant (0-2)*

*If a child from 0-2 years would like to have a seat and be served a meal, child rate will be charged.


Individual Chicken and Ham Hock Wellington, Potato and Leek Gratin, White Wine and Thyme Sauce


Vegetarian Option:
Creamed Leek, Mixed Bean, Mushroom and Wensleydale Wellington, Wilted Spinach and Tomato Sauce (v)


Chef’s Choice of Dessert


Tea or Coffee

Dietary requirements

You can select “Vegetarian” when making your booking. We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For any other dietary requirements, give at least 48 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 01904 628324 or e-mail to

Wheelchair access

The Lunch Cruise is not on a wheelchair accessible vessel. 

Baby/ Child facilities

Please note there are no baby changing facilities, highchair facilities or pushchair storage on this vessel.

Please note: 
For the comfort and safety of all, when boarding a City Cruises York vessel you agree to our passenger code of conduct.