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



One Hour Trips: £8 Adults, £7 Seniors, £4 Children (aged 1-12yrs), Family Ticket: £22.00

Tickets are available throughout the day from our ticket office at the Wharf on Coach Street, Skipton.

Please ring ahead to check times. Cruises start and finish at the Wharf Canal Basin on Coach Street, Skipton – just 100 yards from the bottom of Skipton High Street.

All trips are run subject to demand with a maximum of 60 passengers, and large groups are therefore advised to book well in advance.

Dogs welcome! All we ask for is a donation to the RNLI charity box in return.

Guided canal tour

Bite-sized history and humour that’s ready when you are

The best sixty minutes of rib-tickling historic escapism you’ll find in Skipton. Our canal trip promises you a guided tour that’s fun whatever the weather with the finest countryside views you can get without moving your feet.

Your guide for the canal tour is award-winning comedian Dave Spikey of Phoenix Nights and 8 Out of 10 Cats fame. With his characteristic Northern patter, Dave takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Skipton and canal history that’s refreshingly different to your average commentary.

Above the jokes and laughter, you’ll hear points of interest and fascinating stories of how the Leeds & Liverpool canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire. There’s food and drink on board too so it’s a fun twist to your lunchtime break.

Our lively canal trip proves you don’t have to let planning or nasty weather get in the way of a good time. Just check when our next boat leaves from our regular departures and let us know you’re coming. Call us on 01756790829 now to reserve your seats.

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