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Christmas at Skipton Boat Trips

Christmas Drinks Ahoy Cruise

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

For £35, you will receive 5 drinks tokens from the menu, with all the mixers you’ll need, a 2-hour cruise down the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, and a great evening out! Bring your friends to this one-of-a-kind experience!

Have a group of around 20 or more? We can also tailor a cruise like this for your own private group. You’ll get exclusive access to the boat, and you can pick whatever food and drinks you would like. Contact us today to find out more information.

If that is already making you feel hungry, you can add some Graze Boxes from California Kitchen! These charcuterie boards can be classic or vegetarian and served in a box to take any leftovers home (or eat it all, we don’t judge!).

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!

Group Private Hire

Have a group of 20 or more? Why not hire the Dalesman exclusively for no additional cost. Subject to availability, your group can enjoy a 2 hour cruise or upgrade to a 3-hour cruise for just a small additional fee. Roast Dinner Cruise or Christmas Dinner Cruise for groups includes the same delicious food.

To make your groups experience even greater members of your party can upgrade to a drinks package from just £15 per person. This unique cruise includes a selection of drinks for your group. This additional option is very popular with parties.


two gift vouchers

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

Our gift certificates make the perfect present: