With all new features for 2021, York’s Santa Experience is a Christmas cruise for all ages. This year, join Santa aboard our largest boat, Captain James Cook where each family group can spend time with Santa and his elves, as well as have chances to win tourist attraction tickets. With kids engaged in exciting activities such as colouring books and writing letters to Santa, adults are free to enjoy a glass of wine and indulge in mince pies.

Departing from the Boatyard at Lendal Bridge, the one-hour experience operates on various dates between 27th November to 23rd December 2021 at 11.00, 13.00, and 15.00 with December dates also sailing an extra time at 17.00. Prices start from £13 per adult, £16 for children 15 and under, and £5 for infants under 2.


The Christmas Party Nights Afloat is perfect for groups both small and large. Offering a 2-course meal and favoured festive songs to get guests on the dance floor, this cruise is sure to get the party started this holiday season.

Departing from Lendal Bridge Landing for two and a half hours every Saturday evening from 27th November to 18th December 2021

The  cruise takes a tour along the river allowing the chance to sit back with a nice hot drink and escape the hustle and bustle of city centre in a festive setting. Complete with a heated saloon, a fully stocked bar and the captain’s amusing commentary, this cruise is a great opportunity to truly get in the Christmas mood and get to know the city’s history.

Departing from King’s Staith Landing for an hour daily on 27th November to 23rd December 2021 at 10.30, 11.15, 12.00, 12:45, 13.30, 14:15, and 15.00. 

Enjoy the 2021 festive season with a memorable cruise.



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