Special events - from the River Ouse you can enjoy views of Yorks historical city centre and  beyond.

All year around we put on special cruises from romantic cruise on Valentine's Day to hohoho Santa experience and much more besides. 


A 3-hour cruise sailing on the closest Saturday to Halloween. Tickets include a creepy cocktail on arrival and a BBQ supper freshly cooked on board. The Captain James Cook will be decked out as a spooky “ghost ship” and there are prizes for the best fancy dress.


Christmas Cruises

We offer four fantastic Christmas themed cruises.

  • Bishopthorpe Palace Cruise
  • Festive Afternoon Tea
  • Christmas Party Nights Afloat Cruise
  • Santa Experience 
Alternatively, we also offer great value private hire evening cruises for a unique Christmas staff party. Find out more here.