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Self Drive Boat Hire in York

Take the helm of your own boat and explore the river that brought the Vikings to the beautiful City of York by hiring a self-drive boat. They are fantastic fun, safe and easy to drive. Suitable for up to 6 passengers.

per adult from




1 hour


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Life Jackets (compulsory for children aged 10 and under)
    • Full instructions.
    • Map.
    • Rules of the River.
    What's excluded :
    • 40 cash security deposit. This MUST be brought with you otherwise you will be unable to hire the boat.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: River Ouse, York England

    You will have the freedom to drive you own red boat around the River Ouse

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    King's Staith, York YO1, UK
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • You are required to arrive at the Self Drive Hire Point 15 minutes before the time of hire to allow time for the rules of the river, area of operation and boat handling instructions to be explained. Should you arrive late then you may lose your booking.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking.
    • Not wheelchair accessible.
    • The hirer MUST NOT be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    • City Cruises York (operators of Self Drive) reserve the right to refuse to hire a Self Drive Hire Boat to anyone deemed likely to breach the terms of hire. All male or all female parties may be refused hire.
    • The hire will be terminated if customer behaviour is seen to be/reported to be unacceptable.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by City Cruises York

Activity ID: V-46275P7

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