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Skipton Boat Trips is a White Rose Finalist 2020!

The White Rose Awards is the largest tourism awards ceremony in the UK

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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!

2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner

Great Few Hours on The Water

"Friendly, helpful staff Clean & tidy boat. Refreshments available and toilet on board. Lovely way to see Skipton from a different angle."

– Trudee15 ⋅ TripAdvisor
Great Trip

"We went on the barge from skipton passed the old converted factories and barges moored along the banks. Lovely trip with loads to see and you can feed the ducks."

– OnAir805498 ⋅ TripAdvisor
Brilliant Canal Trip

"Went on the boat trip with a works pensioners day trip. The boat was lovely and the commentary was very informative, defiantly go on it again."

– Y248HCelizabethj ⋅ TripAdvisor
Super Duper

"Excellent turned a miserable rainy day into a pleasurable experience. Tea and biscuits on board. Bar available for something stronger. Seating comfortable. Small toilet near the bar. Staff pleasant."

– Susan H ⋅ TripAdvisor

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.

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