Boat Hire

Bishopthorpe Marina

The Boatyard

Boat Hire

We have a small fleet of motorboats, the largest of which comfortably accommodates 6 as well as canoe and kayak hire for those wanting a more physical adventure on our beautiful river! Along the river you can expect to see lots of animals in their natural habitat – if you are lucky, you may spot a kingfisher!

Day Boats

What better way to explore our stunning waterway than by our new day boats? Our fleet has grown this year from two to three, with the addition of our stunning Quicksilver Activ 555. A unique day out for family and friends, no previous boating experience is needed, and fuel, insurance and lifejackets are included in the cost of hire.

Canoe & Kayak Hire

Our canoes and kayaks are available to hire by the hour and they are a wonderful way to both get gentle exercise in nature and discover the local surroundings. Downstream leads to Naburn lock, while upstream takes you to the historic city centre of York. Life jackets are included in the cost of hire.

Canoe & Kayak hire: £15 per person for 1 hour.