York Sightseeing Fleet Newly Owned and Operated by City Cruises.

Operating as City Cruises York, the current employees of 20 staff will continue to be lead by general manager Jo Dykes. Jo, who has been with the company for over 20 years, has been instrumental in the success of YorkBoat and will oversee the company’s transition to become City Cruises York.
YorkBoat have operated under that name since 2000; previously they operated as White Rose Line.

The sightseeing cruises will run from two boarding points along the River Ouse, King’s Staith and Lendal Bridge, and will grow to offer a similar schedule to London. The new cruising options will include the early evening Sundowner as well as Lunch and Dinner Cruises. York will also operate the ever-popular Santa Specials and Christmas Night Cruises throughout the festive season.

City Cruises are looking to further enhance the family experience at their new acquisition in York

Kyle Haughton, managing director, says “Our objective is to grow the business beyond London and the new acquisition is a step towards achieving this. There are significant opportunities to work with the trade in York and the success we’ve had packaging attractions with cruises is something we want to develop there too. We’re increasingly seeing the inbound market expanding into regions outside the capital and we believe that our brand and business model will enhances the traditional boat operator business in York. We are looking forward to welcoming the team to the City Cruises family”

If you can’t find the answer or would like to talk to an advisor about group bookings and charter services (private hire), please email [email protected] or call our reservations department on +44 (0) 1904 628324.

If you have a 3rd party gift voucher that you want to redeem, please contact + 44 (0) 203 876 1578.

The reservations office is open as follows.
Monday to Friday: 09.00 am to 7.00pm
Saturdays: 09.00am to 5.00pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10.00am to 4.00pm


City Cruises York staff are constantly striving to provide a world-class service and we would like to hear from skilled and enthusiastic applicants.
The Brighter Group is the PR agency for City Cruises York. For more information please email at [email protected] or call 020 7326 9880.
We often help companies wishing to film on the River Ouse. You will have to book onto a scheduled tour or hire a whole boat. Ring us on 01904 628324.


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