Perfect for couples, small and large groups! Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool canal with delicious sandwiches, scones, and cakes served right at your table along with tea/coffee.
Skipton Boat Trips is a White Rose Finalist 2020!
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Before you know it you’ll be tootling along seventeen miles of quiet lock-free water like a true captain of the Leeds & Liverpool canal. Your canal trip is a restful way to explore Skipton’s lush green dales at your own effortless pace, where nature’s so close that you can reach out and touch it.
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About Skipton Boat Trips
What makes our boat trips the best? Some people say it’s how peaceful they feel as we drift by the lush green Yorkshire Dales on our gentle canal cruises. But everyone agrees it’s the efforts of our thoughtful crew that really brings them back.
With almost 30 years of running of boat trips, we’ve helped put the fun back into planning the perfect day out. We would love to help you plan your perfect day in Skipton aboard one of our comfortable canal boats, whether it’s a chartered cruise or you want to be your own skipper on one of our day boats.
We take extra care before, during, and after your booking to make your experience more enjoyable!
2021 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award Winners
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 and Liverpool Canal is still enjoyed by thousands as a brilliant way of exploring the area, reliving the past, and relaxing as the world passes by.
About Skipton, England
Skipton is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and was voted the best place to live in the U.K. in 2014. It’s 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 and Liverpool Canal passing right through the centre.