Water activity

York: Evening Dinner Cruise

3.9 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: City Cruises York

York: Evening Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises York
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 55.23 per person

Enjoy a delicious three course dinner aboard the Captain James Cook, the largest boat on the River Ouse in York.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Enjoy a delicious three course meal, followed by tea or coffee and chocolates
  • Take in fantastic views of the official residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York
  • Learn about York's fascinating history and enjoy some background music as you eat your meal
Full description
During the two and a half hour cruise, as you wine and dine, you will be kept entertained by a live and informative sightseeing commentary, interspersed with background music. You will be served a glass of house wine as you step aboard, before being treated to three delectable courses, followed by a choice of tea or coffee and chocolates. You will take in great views of York's riverscape before heading beyond the city limits to view the spectacular 13th Century riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York, Bishopthorpe Palace. You will then continue further downstream towards the villages of Naburn and Acaster Malbis, before returning to the city center.
  • 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
  • Live sightseeing commentary and background music
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Please go to Pontoon 2 at King's Staith, York, YO1 9SN. The boat is called the Captain James Cook. Boarding commences at 7:15pm.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Party groups

    Know before you go

    •  Unfortunately the cruise operates on a vessel that is not wheelchair accessible
    •  There are no highchair or baby changing facilities on board
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.9 /5

    based on 42 reviews

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    Nice Trip up the Ouse Pleasant Crew The captain was very knowledgable and spoke at the appropriate time Food was nice lovely soup starter and a fantastic chocolate brownie pudding the main course whilst nice could have been a little better nothing to do with the cook a curry and rice just not a great vegetarian option as no meat substitute and very little veg in the curry

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    June 25, 2022

    Very easy online booking process with clear directions on location of boat; can board from 7.15pm for a 7.30pm sail away slot, minimal queuing, easy checking in process which was very prompt. Seating available on the lower deck for passengers who may difficulty with stairs, majority of seating upstairs, large roomy dining areas with appropriate partitioning in place in accordance with Covid19 regulations. We went in July 2021 and a light jacket/cardigan was required. Friendly staff, great food, attention to detail, prompt service - our party of 3 loved it.

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    July 31, 2021

    If you'd like a boat trip to see the shantytown of derelict boats and Riverside shacks, this is the trip for you, of course if you're okay with exceptionaly sub standard food....fill yer boots!!!

    June 13, 2022

    Product ID: 247007