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Address: Coach Street, | Wharf Office, Waterside Court, Skipton BD23 1LH, England
Phone Number: 01756 790829
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70th Birthday Bash

Just returned from a fabulous 70th birthday party for my sister-in-law aboard The Dalesman. The boat was clean and very comfortable and the care and attention from the cheerful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Just returned from a fabulous 70th birthday party for my sister-in-law aboard The Dalesman. The boat was clean and very comfortable and the care and attention from the cheerful staff was faultless. The trip was greatly enjoyed by young and old and the pies and mash were delicious. Thanks for a great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I honestly thought when booking how hard can it be to control a canal boat? Well after our rocky start and getting the hang of it, we loved it! Colin was most helpful when giving us the half an hour lesson! The boat was perfect! Very clean and had all the little things like tea and coffee. The scenery was... More 

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carnforth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Sorry to say we were very disappointed with this trip,apart from the Dave Spikey commentary,which was fairly amusing in parts.I expected to see canal architecture and other items of interest,but there were none,apart from green fields it was extremely boring and I'm not normally easily bored.

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Belgium
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49 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Took a half hour trip whilst visiting skipton on our way to ingleton.was only us on the little barge and realy enjoyed the peace and quiet of the canal.would love to do a holiday in this area on the canal.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

For the past few years our Singing For Fun Group from Harrogate has visited the canal. The staff are extemeley kind and helpful as we are group of people with dementia and their carers. Nothing is too much trouble and we all have a wonderful and memorable trip. We bring along our key board and sing the whole way there... More 

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sheffield
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

booked for a day trip with 35 guests,,,2 hour cruise on the canal with afternoon tea.Totally amazed as served with china service and the home-made scones delicious.The staff so friendly and helpful we had a collection for a tip.The boat was so comfortable and nice to sit at a table but all in all our group throroughly enjoyed all being... More 

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Settle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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104 helpful votes 104 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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