Unique Venues Afloat

A City Cruises York vessel provides a unique venue to share your special occasion with friends. We pride ourselves on our beautifully furnished and functional boats, with wonderful scenery and a great atmosphere, in the stunning City of York.

We have reconfigured our fleet so they can accommodate up to 30 guests to allow for social distancing. Our friendly sales team can help you create your own bespoke cruise with a choice of boat, food, boarding drinks, entertainment and decorations. Impress your guests with cocktails and canapés or delicious dinner and drinks. Dance the night away or simply sit back as you and your guests embark upon your cruise on the stunning River Ouse.

Select from the options below to start planning your unique, private river cruise through the beautiful City of York. Depending on when you cruise, you may find some amazing special discounts for boat hire; especially around Christmas time!

If you have an enquiry for a private charter sailing between September 2020 and March 2021, please send us an online enquiry form, or call our Private Hire team on 01904 628324.

If you have an enquiry for a private charter sailing from April 2021 onwards:

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City Cruises York has a fleet of 5 modern riverboats

Our boats vary in size, layout, accessibility and facilities & we will be happy to advise you on the most suitable choice for your guest numbers and occasion


Private Parties

What better way than to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations on the river?

City Cruises York private charters off­er you a unique, floating venue on the beautiful River Ouse, cruising through historic York and beyond. What better way to make an impression than a venue with ever changing scenery?


Corporate Hire

City Cruises York can provide an ideal and unique venue for you to host a client party, a product launch or even an executive away day.

Client parties, networking events, business dinners or Christmas parties, City Cruises York can provide the ideal boat to meet your needs. 



We want to help you help others.

Privately chartering one of our river boats could be an ideal and unique way to show your guests York and the surrounding area from a different angle while you raise funds for your worthy cause.


Christmas Private Parties

City Cruises York private charters off­er you a unique, floating venue to celebrate your Christmas party on the beautiful River Ouse.

Dance the night away to all of your favourite Christmas hits. Hire your own private boat for an unforgettable Christmas party, with great savings on boat hire and complimentary decorations and a welcome drink. 


Wedding and Civil Partnerships

Tying the knot with City Cruises York.

Choose City Cruises York for your hen party or wedding reception and our friendly sales team can help you to plan your last night of freedom, your perfect wedding day, or both!