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Self-Drive Day Boat Hire

Quick Details

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

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

    1. Self-Drive Day Boats: Same household plus bubble: No earlier than April 12th
    2. Self-Drive Day Boats: Rule of six or a larger group from up to two households No earlier than May 17th
    3. Self-Drive Day Boats no covid restrictions: No earlier than June 21st
Weekday Charter
Min (5:15pm - Dusk)
Max (10am - 4:30pm)
All Day (10am - Dusk)
Weekend Charter
Min (5:15pm - Dusk)
Max (10am - 4:30pm)
All Day (10am - Dusk)

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.

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

See inside the boat