• Floodlit evening cruise in York


York Floodlit Evening Cruise

Service Update: We are now open for sightseeing cruises and self drive boat hire. Our Floodlit Evening Cruise returns on the 1st August 2020. To find out more about our new hygiene and social distancing measures, please click here.


Step aboard, relax and enjoy a romantic end to your evening in York.

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.

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 the riverside for you, as you see the river-scape from a different perspective.

Boarding commences at 20.45. The boat departs at 21.15 from our King’s Staith Landing. The boat returns to King’s Staith at 22.25.

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.

Your ticket includes:

  • 1 hour 10 minutes cruise with jazz background music

  • Glass of sparkling wine, or a choice of hot drink with a biscuit​


Cruise Details

Cruise Days

Fridays and Saturdays only

1st August to 26th September 2020

Departure Time

The cruise departs from King's Staith Landing. The boat leaves at 21.15 (boarding at 20.45) from King's Staith Landing and returns to King's Staith Landing at 22.25.

Departure Point

King's Staith Landing (Please check your ticket carefully as we have two departure points in the city and this cruise only sails from the King's Staith Landing (YO1 9SN)
What3words location ///friend.sling.trend

Ticket Prices

Quayside Price From
Adult (16+)
Child (5-15) from
Infant (0-4)
Senior (60+) from
Student (16+) from

Please note: 
Due to social distancing measures, advance ticket sales are limited to a maximum of 30 passengers initially. Additional tickets may be available to purchase on the day at the departure point. To read more about our new hygiene and social distancing policies, please click here.

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

This cruise is a relaxed evening cruise with background music, and so is not suitable for hen or stag parties. Fancy dress, sashes, and any form of hen or stag party paraphernalia are not permitted on board. Hen or stag parties who pre-purchase tickets may be refused entry at the boarding gate - please take this into account when you pre-book tickets online. It is our intention that all guests on board are able to enjoy the atmosphere and the cruise in a family friendly atmosphere.

Independent reviews by feefo
Floodlit Evening Cruise