Hen Parties in York

Celebrate your Hen Party, Birthday or Night Out with City Cruises York. Whatever the occasion, you can celebrate with family and friends aboard the Captain James Cook and enjoy one of our wonderful party cruises.

Looking for a hen night to remember?

Choose from the following three options for a memorable time on the River Ouse:

Party Nights Afloat

Perfect for smaller groups who want to party the night away with others on our dedicated party boat, the Captain James Cook. You simply buy tickets for everyone in your group and we take care of everything else!

Your ticket includes:

  • A glass of house Prosecco
  • Delicious buffet
  • Live professional disco
  • ​3 hour cruise

Fancy dress groups are very welcome!

Full details are available on our Party Nights Afloat cruise page

City Cruises York Private Charters

Perhaps a more cost-effective and exclusive option for larger groups is privately chartering your own boat for the evening, suitable for groups from as little as 20 people up to 100.

We can assist you in creating your own bespoke floating party with a choice of boat, food, boarding drinks, entertainment and decorations. Impress your hen guests with cocktails and a buffet or delicious dinner and drinks. Dance the night away or simply sit back and relax in the comfortable saloon or spacious top deck.

Please note our additional Terms and Conditions for Hen Party Private Charters:

  • A maximum 3 hour boat hire
  • A buffet from one of our menus must be ordered
  • A returnable security bond must be paid to secure your booking

Read full details about City Cruises York Private Hire.

Afternoon Tea Cruises

Ideal for smaller groups looking for a relaxed and sophisticated daytime cruise. Suitable for a range of age groups, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea whilst cruising leisurely down the river. Larger groups will have allocated seating on the lower deck near the bar. Please note that there is a strict dress code for this cruise; passengers cannot wear fancy dress or any other hen party paraphernalia. Please consider this when booking as any passengers not complying with the dress code will not be permitted to board.

Your ticket includes:

  • A delicious afternoon tea
  • Sightseeing commentary
  • ​90 minute cruise

Full details are available on our Afternoon Tea Cruise page


Free entry to Kuda

f you book tickets for our Party Nights Afloat Cruise then we can also offer you free entry to Kuda Nightclub, York’s premier night club! Not only that, but the “hen” in your party or party organiser if you are celebrating another occasion, will receive a free drink on arrival. The free entry is a saving of up to £6.50 per person!

The Party Nights Afloat Cruise finishes at 10:30 p.m. and you have until Midnight to gain your free entry to Kuda. Simply tell their reception team the name of your party organiser that booked your cruise tickets on arrival.

Discount on booth and drinks packages at Kuda

Subject to availability, you will also be able to receive a £50 discount on booking one of Kuda’s VIP booths and enjoy your very own private area of the club! This comes complete with exclusive table service by their team who are committed to making sure you can continue your party after your river cruise in style; whatever the occasion. Kuda have a number of package options for you to choose from,

Once you book your Party Nights Afloat Cruise, you will receive a ticket which will contain a promo code for you to use when calling the Kuda Sales Team. If they have a booth available that night, then you will need to arrive by 12 midnight; pre-booking a booth will also qualify you and your group for a free queue jump as well.

Kuda is approximately a 10 minute walk from our Lendal Bridge landing.

We hope that you have a great time continuing the party with the Kuda team. For more information please visit the Kuda Club website.

City Cruises Private Boat Hire Form