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Christmas at Skipton Boat Trips

Christmas Whisky Tasting Cruise

Join us  aboard the Dalesman canal boat for a relaxing Whisky Cruise like no other! A wide range of whisky’s to try and even learn how to make a classic cocktail. Your host will be on hand to offer an insight into the interesting history and origins of whisky, or is it whiskey?

For £35, you will receive 5 different whisky varieties, some light bar type snacks, and a 2-hour cruise down the Leeds & Liverpool Canal! Bring your friends to this one-of-a-kind experience!

Christmas Gin & Fizz Cruise

Enjoy some festive tunes and join us aboard the Dalesman canal boat for a Christmas Gin & Fizz Cruise like no other!

Claire from The Big Gin Experience hosts a 2-hour Gin Cruise where she will teach you how to make that perfect serve for your gin…and with more than 20 gins to choose from the menu, you’re going to find one that you will love!

For £45, you will receive a Gin Fizz on arrival, and then choose 4 gins from the menu, with all the mixers you’ll need, Party Food Platter, a 2-hour cruise down the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, and a great evening out! Bring your friends to this one-of-a-kind experience!

Enjoy a Christmas Fine Dining Cruise

Join us for this special event, where Chef Patron David Tait from Uovo foods takes you on a fine dining cruise respecting the flavours and versatility of Yorkshire ingredients.

Pleasing in presentation – bold in flavour.

This winter, treat yourself to something a bit different, something that bit special…In association with David Tait, Chef Patron of Uovo, we are proud to offer you the opportunity to experience six courses of our gourmet Christmas menu.

Onboard our warm and welcoming vessel, the MV Dalesman, over three hours you’ll enjoy a succession of the finest in local and luxurious produce- an essential for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Magical Santa Trips

No matter your age, this is a great way to start the festive season. Come aboard the Cobbydale for a boat ride and meet Santa! Bookings are essential. It sells out fast.

On booking, you are asked for some basic info about the children in the party. Then, a week or two before the trip, you are asked to ring up or email with some more up-to-date details about the children. We then pass this on to Santa. Kids are invited to dress up if they wish, but they don’t have to.

Santa calls up the children by name and invites them to join him at the front of the boat. He has a little chat with them about what you have told us about them and then offers them a bag of goodies. Adults get to appreciate the boat journey whilst enjoying a hot drink and a tasty mince pie. These 75-minute trips on board the Cobbydale are extremely popular; bookings are taken all year round, so be sure to get your place in time.

Public Christmas Dinner Cruise

Come on board and enjoy the carols, crackers and Christmas dinner! From the galley, an amazing 3-course meal is brought out to your table. A delicious homemade soup with croutons, and traditional Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings! Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce or Apple Pie and ice-cream is then enjoyed before coffee and tea is served. It’s so much fun and an unusual venue for a Christmas Event!


two gift vouchers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄

Our gift certificates make the perfect present: