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Private Boat Hire in York

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 true port atmosphere, in the stunning city of York.


    City Cruises York offer you a choice of wedding reception venues with a difference; a unique venue with constantly changing views, cruising from Historic York and beyond through the stunning countryside.

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

    City Cruises York private charters off­er you a unique, floating venue on the beautiful River Ouse, cruising through historic York and beyond.

    City Cruises has the largest fleet of boats on the Thames and much experience with private events.
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 from April 2021 onwards, please send us an online enquiry form, or call our Private Hire team on 01904 628324.


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