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Skipton Boat Trips

Waterside Court Coach Street | Wharf Office, Waterside Court, Skipton BD23 1LH, England
+44 1756 790829
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Cranky Captain but staff great

To the negative first the captain whatever was rude and arrogant to the clients waiting to embark... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lovely boat trip

Had a lovely boat trip with my 4 year old grandson. He could feed the ducks as we cruised along... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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The best sixty minutes of rib-tickling historic escapism you'll find in Skipton. Our canal trip promises you a guided tour that's fun whatever the weather with the finest countryside views you can get without moving your feet. Your guide for the canal tour is award-winning comedian Dave Spikey of Phoenix Nights and 8 Out of 10 Cats fame. With his characteristic Northern patter, Dave takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Skipton and canal history that's refreshingly different to your average commentary. Above the jokes and laughter, you'll hear points of interest and fascinating stories of how the Leeds & Liverpool canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire. There's food and drink on board too so it's a fun twist to your lunchtime break. Our lively canal trip proves you don't have to let planning or nasty weather get in the way of a good time. Our boat The Cobbydale sails at 10.45Am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:10pm and 3:20pm. (The 10:45am trip runs in the high season, All trips run subject to demand).
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  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Waterside Court Coach Street | Wharf Office, Waterside Court, Skipton BD23 1LH, England
+44 1756 790829
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Reviewed yesterday

To the negative first the captain whatever was rude and arrogant to the clients waiting to embark but this was offset by the other staff who were excellent. Loved the little trip of one hour and a brilliant Dave Starkey commentary. Excellent overall.

Thank MacclesfieldGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely boat trip with my 4 year old grandson. He could feed the ducks as we cruised along . My grandson was very amused when a swan pecked a lady unawares on the neck so I would say watch out for the swans...More

Thank Teresagranny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a canal boat for the day staff were brilliant, explained everything clearly. Great way to have a taste of a slow pace of life on the canals with great scenery, kids enjoyed jumping on and off the boat to open bridge's. Experience was...More

Thank laurmagor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great amusing commentary, really enjoyed the experience. Very informative and entertaining. Loved watching the very fit crew member run from bridge to bridge. Wish I had his energy. Dog appreciated the window seat and great that she could be allowed on the boat. I would...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always wanted to go on a canal boat.. A great experience and so relaxing---The commentary on board was interesting and funny.It was a lovely day and the tour was worth it

Thank WilliamH962
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

absolutley brilliant our grandaughter always wanted to go on a canal boat we took our own children on one at skipton wen they were young so we went today she loved it fab ,funny,comedian ,she loved the one about betty the cow 😊 great value...More

Thank foxyearthangel
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We visited Skipton and parked at the pay and display car park next to the canal. There are also public toilets in the car park which was handy. As we walked along the canal we spotted varies boat trips. We didn't have long so opted...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have been on both the 30 min & one hour cruises, it was a bit of a novelty, maybe children would have enjoyed it more than I did but there was nothing of interesting to see along the route

Thank cleethorpes101
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Fun trip canal system in Skipton UK. Tour starts in scenic small town of Skipton and tours the lush nearby countryside. Beautiful views of cows and sheep in steep pastures and even drifted past a game of cricket a country school. Tea and biscuits were...More

Thank jkriegsmann
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This was a birthday present. It was an unusual gift. Sunday lunch on a canal boat with a good 2 hour trip. It was a good experience. Food was nice. Company nice. Met another couple who actually lived not far from us. It was a...More

Thank Howard M
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3 August 2017|
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Response from Essy W | Reviewed this property |
Hi The tickets are £28 each but worth it hope you go and enjoy it. regards
Colin W
21 July 2017|
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Response from Essy W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, whilst on the canal boat sunday roast we never stopped off anywhere as everything was on the boat that was wanted, and it was a sunday roast day. Hope this helps but this trip was well worth it. thanks
26 May 2017|
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Response from throughthelens2015 | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit tight getting aboard but should be easy enough with a little help from the crew.