York Self Drive Boat Hire

Activity code: YSHB

Book Now


  • Be the captain of your own boat
  • Explore the waterways of York
  • 1 hour self drive boat hire
  • Open air experience


Take to the waterways around York this summer to explore the beautiful city in a new and unique way. You can now hire a small boat for an hour and self-drive your way around, keeping your travelling companions amused as you sail around.

The small boats have a maximum capacity of 8 people and you pay per boat, so you have the choice to travel as a group or perhaps you are looking to impress that special somebody with your ‘captain’ skills.

York is full of history and has a Viking past. You can explore the city walls and find The Shambles by land, then take to the water to see things from a different angle and have a great day out. The perfect day in York is a trip on the Golden Tours Open Top bus, followed by you taking to the water, for an hour of fun.

Read More

Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • Hire your own self drive boat for up to 1 hour (max. 8 passengers per boat)
  • Life jackets for children
  • Full instructions

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Tour Guide
  • Food & Drink