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Peninne Boat Trips of Skipton

Coach Street, | Wharf Office, Waterside Court, Skipton BD23 1LH, England
01756 790829
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Ranked #7 of 9 Attractions in Skipton
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Hours:
Wed 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Mon 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Settle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

On Sunday I took my granddaughter on the santa barge .I was most surprised how dismal the inside of the barge looked, some coloured lights and anorexic tinsel did little to relieve the gloom . There was nothing to look at outside and nothing to do inside but sit and wait to see santa. The atmosphere was very humid and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

took half an hour and the information give was good they even had another barge go passed us and a ghost jumped out at us, the children loved it.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Never been on a barge (narrow boat) before. Decided to rent one for a couple of hours with 3 of my children. (15,10,10). We had a great time. After a detailed but not onerous safety briefings, we were off along the Leeds Liverpool Canal from Skipton. My children operated 2 locks on their own and we had a great time.... More 

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
73 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We chose the one hour trip with the on board commentary by Dave Spikey..it was fantastic ,amusing ,entertaining and informative . It was an hour to remember,comfortable seats and hot and cold drinks available. There is even a loo on board. This is must do activity when you visit Skipton

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We hired a boat for the day and sailed up the canal A most enjoyable experience Can take you own food and drink and such a steady pace of life Would highly recommend

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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice little boat trip round skipton. People were friendly enough and nice to see some of the sights from a different perspective. Not the longest boat ride in the world but had a pleasent experience.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I wished to book an 80th birthday treat so rang and left 2 messages over 3 days but received no return call. I went in person to the office to find it shut 20 minutes prior to the expected departure at 11 am and again the phone diverted to a prerecorded message. I did find the office finally open at... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Pleasant canal boat trip,our son is in a wheelchair staff very helpful getting him on and off boat,commentary was good despite people who talked over it constantly,enjoyable afternoon

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Braintree, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A 50 th birthday party of drunks were given better treatment than others who had payed and waited longer . They were so loud we couldn't hear the commentary which may have been the only good bit . Would not recommend this as it's a waste of money . The owners only words were what do u want me to... More 

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Manchester
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Not highly recommended if you travel with young children. The trip is dull and not scenic at all. The only redeeming feature is the commentary by David Spikey which at least brings some humour to the boredom.

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