York Evening Dinner Cruise

Service Update: We are now open for sightseeing cruises and self drive boat hire. Our Lunch and Afternoon Tea Cruises return on the 1st August 2020.

Our Evening Dinner Cruise will now begin sailing in April 2021.

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The best Friday night in town is on the river!

Wine and dine on this wonderful evening dinner cruise on the Ouse, enjoy an informative and entertaining commentary and even have a dance to the background music. Your evening begins the moment you step aboard as a friendly waiter serves a delicious starter accompanied by a glass of house wine. 

As you sail through the city your Captain will entertain you with a sightseeing commentary, interspersed with background music that accompanies your delicious three course dinner, followed by a choice of tea or coffee and chocolates.  

You will enjoy great vistas of York's riverscape before heading outside the city limits to view the spectacular 13th Century riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York, Bishopthorpe Palace. You will then continue on towards the villages of Naburn and Acaster Malbis, before returning to the City Centre.

Your ticket includes:

  • A two and a half hour river cruise
  • A delicious three course meal, followed by tea or coffee and chocolates
  • A glass of house wine (option to upgrade to a full bottle per couple)
  • Live sightseeing commentary and background music

Cruise Details

Cruise Days

Sailing Dates:

Thursday to Sunday - June and September
Every evening - July and August
Friday to Sunday - October 2nd to October 25th

Departure Time:

The cruise departs from King's Staith Landing. The boat leaves at 19.30 (boarding at 19.15) from King's Staith Landing and returns to King's Staith Landing at 22.00.
Please note: It is the customer's responsibility to arrive on time. You should aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before departure. The boat will leave promptly at the stated departure time. If you are late you will not be eligible for a refund or rescheduling of your ticket. Please allow sufficient time to arrive in good time.

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) 
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Ticket Prices - Evening Dinner 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.



Brie and Caramelised Red Onion Filo Tart, Watercress,

Confit Cherry Tomato, Aged Balsamic, Tomato Powder (v)

Honey and Sunflower Bread and Butter

Main Course:

Roasted Chicken Breast with Basil and Parma Ham,

Italian Style Green Beans, Red Wine Jus, Individual Potato Gratin

Vegetarian Option Main Course (must be pre-ordered):

Vegetable and Sweet Potato Tagine,

Roasted Lemon and Coriander Chick Peas (v)


Caramelised Lemon Tart, Raspberry Syrup,

Raspberries, Vanilla Crème Fraiche

Followed by:

Tea or Coffee and chocolates

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 infoyork@citycruises.com.

Wheelchair access

The Evening Dinner 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.

Please also note that whilst hen parties are welcome to join this cruise, there is a strict dress code of no fancy dress, sashes, or any other hen party paraphernalia. Hen parties joining this cruise are expected to abide by the same passenger code of conduct as all other passengers. Any hen parties not abiding by the above terms will be refused entry or asked to leave during the cruise.


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Evening Dinner Cruise