Floodlit Evening Cruise

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

Our Floodlit Evening Cruise has ended now for this year but it will return in May, 2018!

Sailing at 9:15 p.m., 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.

Adult and Concession tickets (18 years and over) include either a choice of hot drink and a biscuit or a glass of Prosecco, whilst Adult, Concession and Child tickets (17 years and younger) include either a soft drink or a choice of hot drink and biscuit.

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 landmarks along the water’s edge for you, as you see the river-scape from a different perspective.

Boarding commences at 8:45 p.m. The boat departs at 9:15 p.m. from our King’s Staith Landing. The boat returns to King’s Staith at 10:25 p.m.

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.

If you have any questions about our Floodlit Evening Cruise, then you are welcome to call our Sales Office on 01904 628324. However, we hope that you will be able to find the answers here in our FAQs.

Important Information: When booking tickets, please remember that we would like all of our passengers to enjoy this sightseeing cruise. If you are booking as a large group and think that your behaviour and noise levels may distract other passengers from being able to enjoy the background music and the cruise, then please do not purchase tickets for this cruise. Our Captains may refuse to carry any passengers, or direct any passenger to disembark at another landing during the cruise, where the behaviour of that passenger is liable to cause nuisance or offence to the other passengers or put at risk the safety of the passenger, other passengers, crew or vessel.

By purchasing tickets online/on board you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Carriage and accept the Ticket Terms and Conditions.

Please Note: Due to the nature of this cruise, City Cruises York reserve the right to refuse admission to Stag/Hen parties.


Sailing Dates and Times

Sailing every evening.

5th of May 2018 - 1st of September 2018

The Floodlit Evening Cruise begins boarding at 8:45 p.m., during which time the bar will be open for refreshments.

Sailing at 9:15 p.m. and returning at 10:25 p.m.

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Online Quayside
Adult 12.60 14.00
Concession / Student 11.70 13.00
Child (5 - 15 years) 11.70 13.00
Child (Under 5 years) 0.00 0.00

King's Staith Departure Point

Our Floodlit Evening Cruise sails from our King’s Staith Landing only.

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