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Experience the Magic of Christmas with Skipton Boat Trips!

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As the festive season approaches, immerse yourself in the enchantment of Christmas with Skipton Boat Trips. Nestled in the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton – North Yorkshire, our Magical Santa Trips aboard the Cobbydale promise an unforgettable experience for all ages.

Step aboard the festively adorned Cobbydale for a delightful boat ride and the chance to meet Santa himself! Bookings for these magical journeys are essential as they tend to sell out fast. To ensure Santa has all the details he needs, we request basic information about the children in your party upon booking. A week or two before your trip, we’ll reach out for additional updates, creating a personalized experience for each child.

Dress up your little ones if they wish, although it’s not mandatory. Santa will call the children by name, inviting them to the front of the boat for a special chat based on the information you’ve shared. A bag of goodies awaits each child, spreading joy and creating cherished memories.

While the kids enjoy their magical encounter, adults can savour the boat journey, sipping on hot drinks and indulging in tasty mince pies. These 75-minute trips aboard the Cobbydale are highly sought after, with bookings taken year-round. Secure your spot early to kick off the holiday season in style.

Public Christmas Dinner Cruise – A Unique Festive Feast!

For a distinctive Christmas celebration, join us on the Cobbydale for a Public Christmas Dinner Cruise. Revel in the holiday spirit with carols, crackers, and a sumptuous 3-course meal served directly to your table.

Indulge in a delicious homemade soup with croutons, followed by a traditional Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. Conclude the feast with Christmas Pudding and brandy sauce, or Apple Pie and ice cream, complemented by coffee and tea. This unconventional Christmas event promises fun and festivity on the water.

Group Private Hire – Customize Your Christmas Experience!

Planning a festive gathering for 20 or more? Consider hiring the Dalesman exclusively at no additional cost. Subject to availability, your group can opt for a 2-hour or upgrade to a 3-hour cruise for a small fee, featuring the same delectable food options.

Enhance your group’s experience with a drinks package starting from just £15 per person. This popular option adds a selection of drinks to your cruise, creating a memorable celebration on the water.

Christmas Drinks Ahoy Cruise – Sip, Sail, and Celebrate!

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with our Christmas Drinks Ahoy Cruise aboard the Dalesman canal boat. For £35, enjoy a 2-hour cruise down the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, complete with five drinks tokens, mixers, and festive tunes. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience to share with friends, and for groups of 20 or more, we can tailor a private cruise just for you!

Feeling peckish? Add some Graze Boxes from California Kitchen to your experience. These charcuterie boards, available in classic or vegetarian options, come in a convenient box for you to enjoy during the cruise or take home for later.

Embrace the magic of Christmas with Skipton Boat Trips. Contact us today to secure your spot and create unforgettable memories on the water this holiday season!