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Beautiful, I had an amazing time. Food, staff and location were all perfect.” — Rebecca, 30th birthday
A fabulous trip. Staff were fantastic, meal was lovely and the overall trip wonderful. Would recommend to anyone.” — 65th Birthday Party Group
We have all been so well looked after and everyone has had a special day with loads of memories.” — Ripon & Harrogate Alzheimers Society
An excellent restaurant with constantly changing beautiful scenery! Delightful trip.” — Loweswater 77 Club, Cumbria
Loved every minute, lunch was super. Impressed with the friendly and hard working staff.” — Stagecoach Theatre School, Shrewsbury
Thank your for a thoroughly fantastic afternoon. What brilliant staff on board - helpful & very friendly.” — 90th Birthday Party
Very relaxing. Good food & wonderful staff.” — Hunts Coach Trip, Lincolnshire
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A unique day out for family & friends

Hire a canal boat for an exclusive full day of freedom for up to 10 people. We show you how to safely skipper yourselves to towpath pub-grub or pie ‘n’ mash picnics.

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Everything taken care of for large groups

Bring calm to the chaos of your club outing or coach trip. We spoil up to 50 people with tasty afternoon scones or dinner, drinks and entertainment on a fully-crewed boat that takes care of itself.

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Guided tours - just turn up and go!

Award-winning comedian Dave Spikey mixes canal history with humour on a bite-sized boat trip on-demand that fits neatly into your big day out. Trips set sail on the hour every hour.

“another fantastic day out that takes some beating”

Some people say it’s how peaceful they feel as lush green Yorkshire dales drift by on our gentle canal cruises. But everyone agrees it’s the heroic efforts of our thoughtful crew that really charms them back.

In ten years of boat trips we’ve helped lots of satisfied people put the fun back into planning their perfect day out. So place your Skipton canal trip in our capable hands. We take extra care before, during and after your booking to make everyone’s experience more enjoyable - especially yours.

Nick, Proprietor

Fri 18th Apr

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Your Skippers:

  • Howard, Nick & Megan

Sailing Times

Sailing from 12 noon, and approx on the hour after that.
Subject to demand.

Nick’s Bit

Summer Holidays:Day boats are a great way to spend a day out with friends and family. Few days available so get in touch!

Have a giggle whilst you cruise, courtesy of top northern comedian Dave Spikey. Enjoy a wonderful spiel about the canal whilst you relax onboard.

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Special Cruises

fun Unique days & nights out
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entertaining Theme nights

3 hours of live entertainment, music and delicious food and drink. A truly unique night out.

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roast dinner cruises

Mouth-watering grub served onboard our floating restaurant with constantly changing magnificent views.

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Magical Santa Trips

Presents & magic tricks for the kids, coffee & mince pies for the adults. Winter wonderland bliss.

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About Skipton

Skipton, 'The Gateway to the Dales' and winner of the prestigious '2009 Great High Street of the Year award'. A wonderful historic market town situated in North Yorkshire, right in the heart of beautiful scenery.

It's not hard to see why Skipton is such a popular tourist destination - with the superbly preserved 900 year old medieval Skipton Castle, famous open-air Skipton market, spectacular limestone cliffs at Malham to the West, celebrated beauty of Bolton Abbey to the East, and of course the Leeds-Liverpool Canal passing right through the centre.

About the leeds & Liverpool Canal

The canal itself is Britain's longest, at 127 miles, and was originally used for transporting coal, stone, cloth and other cargo after its completion in 1816.

Of course the canal's busy industrial heyday has now passed, but the Leeds-Liverpool is still enjoyed by thousands as a brilliant way of exploring the area, reliving the past and relaxing as the world passes by. Find out more in our About the Canal section.

Find out more in our About the Canal section.

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Still Undecided?

Here’s what some of our lovely customers have to say about our canal cruises and days out
A fabulous trip. Staff were fantastic, meal was lovely and the overall trip wonderful. Would recommend to anyone.” — 65th Birthday Party Group
Thank your for a thoroughly fantastic afternoon. What brilliant staff on board - helpful & very friendly.” — 90th Birthday Party
We have all been so well looked after and everyone has had a special day with loads of memories.” — Ripon & Harrogate Alzheimers Society
Loved every minute, lunch was super. Impressed with the friendly and hard working staff.” — Stagecoach Theatre School, Shrewsbury
Very relaxing. Good food & wonderful staff.” — Hunts Coach Trip, Lincolnshire
Beautiful, I had an amazing time. Food, staff and location were all perfect.” — Rebecca, 30th birthday
An excellent restaurant with constantly changing beautiful scenery! Delightful trip.” — Loweswater 77 Club, Cumbria
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