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Private Group Hire

Leave the hard work to us! We help you plan a memorable day out that pleases everyone in your group.

Need to plan an event for a large group? Let us take care of everything for you!

Your canal trip experience with us begins long before you ever set foot on the Dalesman, our 50-seat boat. From the moment you initially inquire and book, we go out of our way to guarantee you a boat full of happy faces on the day of your trip. You will work with the same team at Skipton Boat Trips throughout your booking and we are happy to help create a bespoke trip, perfect for your group.

Menus range from the delicious homemade cream tea to admiral’s buffets, ploughman’s lunch, or a hot and filling roast dinner. We also offer drinks packages, to make your day even better! Available to add to any menu for as little as £10 per person, we offer welcome drinks, wine, and toasts for all of your guests. We can cater for most dietary requirements, as long as we know in advance. There’s no request too demanding for our friendly crew! Our boat is like your own floating restaurant, with drinks, entertainment, and delicious food…every table is a window seat with an ever-changing view.

Your trip doesn’t finish when we safely dock back in Skipton either. We are happy to help assist people with mobility needs get comfortably to your coach, so the rest of your day goes to plan. We can help you organize the rest of your day in Skipton, give you recommendations, and we go the extra mile to ensure your day was everything you wanted it to be.

Our loyal customers say we’re cool under pressure, the food is delicious and fresh, and we are always fantastically organised. They’ve even given us awards for it!

See inside the boat

  • Multiple menus available
  • Add drinks packages to any menu
  • For groups of 25 to 50 people
  • Typical sailing times: 11:15am/Noon, 2:45 pm, 6/7 pm.
  • Fully stocked cash licensed bar onboard
  • Two flush toilets
  • Two-hour or three-hour charter cruise options