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Are Boat Trips Possible All Year Around?

Boat Trips Possible

Skipton Boat Trips provide one-of-a-kind experiences to help you unwind and enjoy a great day out. There are different packages and options to suit every person. 

Booking A Boat Trip

Trips with Skipton Boat Trips are available between March to December. No matter if you want a Drinks Ahoy, Afternoon Tea, fancy being your own Skipper for the day, or simply want to check out the beautiful area around Skipton, we’ve got you covered. Trips are available during the day and also in the evening. In the summer, trips run 7-days-a-week with multiple options available. If you’re coming in the autumn and winter, you can still enjoy a variety of trips and even come and see Santa himself on board our Magical Santa Trips.

 Different Types of Trips

Afternoon Teas, Ploughman’s Lunches, and Roast Dinners : If you prefer a daytime, relaxing trip with amazing views, lovely food, and a friendly crew to take care of everything for you, the dining trips aboard the Dalesman are the cruises for you! Afternoon Tea cruises run multiple times per week and include a selection of tasty sandwiches, fresh baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and tasty cakes with tea and coffee. Ploughman’s Lunches are offered on the first Friday of every month and include a traditional lunch of local meats and  cheeses, pork pies, salad, fresh baked rolls, scotch eggs, and pickle. Bramley apple pie and ice cream follow, along with tea and coffee. If you’re looking for something a little more, we also offer a 3-hour Roast Dinner Cruise on Sundays. Roast beef with all the fixings is served during this relaxing afternoon cruise. Bramley apple pie and ice cream are served with tea and coffee.

Drinks Ahoy, Fish and Chips, and Evening Dining : If you have an evening free, you might want to enjoy The Dalesman after hours! Every Thursday May-October, Skipton Boat Trips offers a 3-course Evening Dining cruise. Menu choices are taken inadavance for delicious starters, plentiful mains, and delectable desserts. You’re welcomed on board with a glass of wine and a friendly greeting from our crew, who take care of everything once you step onboard. If a more casual trip is your preference, join us on Friday nights for our Fish and Chips cruise. Fresh fish and chips are brought on board from Bizzie Lizzie’s next door to the boats and served piping hot, right out of the box! If music, cocktails, and a more lively atmosphere is more your cup of tea, join us on our Drinks Ahoy cocktail cruises! 80’s music keeps you dancing in your seat, while we serve you 5 gorgeous cocktails from a full and varied menu. Add a graze box to munch on to complete the perfect night out.

Sightseeing With a Comical Twist : If you are short on time or fancy a quick trip down the canal, join us for our one-hour cruise on The Cobbydale. Equipped with a toilet, full bar, and friendly crew, you’re welcomed on board to sit back, relax and enjoy the gorgeous views out of your large windows. Dave Spikey talks you through the history of the area with a hilarious and informative commentary that will keep you entertained and informed! Grab a local beer or a cup of tea and escape the busy world for an hour!

A Day Out on Your Own : For the more adventurous guests, a self-drive dayboat makes the perfect day out! Grab some friends and jump on a 32-foot boat for a day of fun and adventure. This is the perfect option for 10 people or less, with dogs and children always welcome. Cruise up and down the canal at your own pace, opening swing bridges, and navigating this gorgeous part of Yorkshire. Bring your own lunches or stop at a pub to enjoy a home cooked meal. Day hires are 10am-4:30pm and all boats are equipped with toilets, indoor/outdoor seating areas, ovens, stovetops, kettles, and sinks. We give you all the instructions that you need, so these boats are a great day out for experienced Captains and novice deckhands alike! Join us at Skipton boat trips for a day out like no other!

 Choose The Best

If you want to enjoy the beauty of nature and be taken care of as our special guest, just contact Skipton Boat Trips to learn about the available options and book your special day. As a small, family-run business, we focus on customer service with a smile and can’t wait to welcome you aboard.