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Self-Drive Day Boat Hire

Quick Details

  • 10 am – 4:30 pm
  • Includes a short tuition on handling and safety
  • Order an Afternoon Tea to take with you
  • Gift cards available
Weekday Charter
Max (10am - 4:30pm)
Weekend Charter
Max (10am - 4:30pm)

Exclusive Freedom for Adventurous Small Groups

Before you know it, you’ll be effortlessly navigating seventeen miles of peaceful, lock-free waters on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal like a true captain. Your canal trip is a relaxing way to explore Skipton’s lush green dales at your own leisurely pace, with nature so close you can almost touch it. We’ll provide your small group with all the necessary skills and guidance to ensure a safe and enjoyable day-long trip on the canal. Our team will be on hand to assist you or offer friendly advice throughout your peaceful journey through the serene countryside of Skipton.

Preorder an Afternoon Tea from Skipton Boat Trips for your day out!

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) minimum order for 2 people.

About the Boat

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, speakers and comfy seats. **Please note, crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, extra cooking utensils will not be provided. Our boats are built with easy access in mind.

Typical Day out on the canal at Skipton Boat Trips

Day boat hire conditions

Boaters_Handbook – This handbook gives you all the boating basics – the essential knowledge and techniques you need to make sure you enjoy yourselves and stay safe.

The Boater's Handbook


Watch The Boater’s DVD in Dutch, German or Swedish.