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Self-Drive Day Boat Hire

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Before you know it, you’re tootling along 17 miles of quiet, lock-free water like a true captain on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

  • Six hours and 30 minutes
  • 10 am – 4:30 pm
  • Additional summer sailing times: 10am – Dusk, 5:15 – Dusk
  • The latest covid restrictions at the time of sailing will have to be followed.
  • Includes a short tuition on handling and safety
  • Order an Afternoon Tea, Packed Lunch, or Grazing Box to take with you

Lockdown restrictions for Self-Drive Day Boats are due to end on the following dates…

    1. Self-Drive Day Boats: Same household plus bubble: From April 12th
    2. Self-Drive Day Boats: Rule of six or a larger group from up to two households From May 17th
    3. Self-Drive Day Boats no covid restrictions: No earlier than July 19th
Weekday Charter
Max (10am - 4:30pm)
Weekend Charter
Max (10am - 4:30pm)

This canal trip is a peaceful way to explore Skipton’s lush green dales at your own effortless pace, with nature so close that you can reach out and touch it.

We launch your small group with all the skills you need to keep your family and friends safe and happy on your day-long Skipton canal trip. Your boat comes with all the home comforts you expect, like a cooker to serve up picnics, comfy seats to admire the scenery from, and a proper flushing toilet.

While you’re cruising through our serene countryside, we’re always ready if you need help or just some friendly advice on your perfect day in Skipton.

Order some food created by California Kitchen – Skipton, to take with you 

Preorder a Graze Box and/or an Afternoon Tea from California Kitchen for your day out! The Graze Boxes are tasty charcuteries that can be classic or vegetarian and are served in a box to take any leftovers home (or eat it all, we don’t judge!). (£25)

Charcuterie cuts or Vegetarian nibbles

Add a Sweet Graze Box to finish the day on a sweet note! Both boxes serve two hungry people. (£15)

Afternoon Tea Boxes come with a delicious selection of sandwiches including cream cheese & cucumber, cheese & pickle, ham, and egg mayo. Tuck into homemade scones with jam and clotted cream, as well as a selection of cakes and sweet treats! (£12.50 per person)

Afternoon Tea for one

About the Boat

Our day boat hire includes a short tuition on handling and safety and all you need to know for your day out. Don’t worry – it’s really not hard to become a day boat captain!

Our luxury Day Boats come equipped with four burners, grill cooker, a whistling kettle, sink, flushing toilets, iPod speakers and comfy seats. **Please note, due to COVID restrictions crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, extra cooking utensils will not be provided. Our boats are built with easy access in mind.


Day boat hire conditions

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