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Skipton Boat Trips

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Address: Coach Street, | Wharf Office, Waterside Court, Skipton BD23 1LH, England
Phone Number: +44 1756 790829
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Description: The best sixty minutes of rib-tickling historic escapism you'll find in...
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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Nice trip good commentary great way to while away an hour. Value for money. Gives you a chance to see if a longer canal holiday is your thing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very short trip. Hardly worth getting onto the very small boat. Certainly not worth the money. Two very young lads got on with us and were causing a lot of trouble. My friend's husband had to sort it out because the owner of the boat looked the other way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very pleasant experience , the staff are friendly and the information given was very informative a very relaxing way to spend some time. good value for money too we though.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Nice trip good commentary great way to while away an hour. Value for money. Gives you a chance to see if a longer canal holiday is your thing.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Enjoyed our trip on the canal in Skipton, we had sunday lunch on the boat which we really enjoyed, Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, and veg the Apple pie and Ice cream. Very well organised trip which lasted about two and half hours.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Enjoyed a 2hr cruise with 'Cream Tea' in May; very helpful staff, enormous scones with lots of jam and cream. A few in our group have restricted mobility but they coped well with the steps. Boat was clean and there's plenty of room around the tables (each for 4 people). Good viewing out but surprised that there wasn't a commentary... More 

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Teesside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Enjoyable one hour canal trip south as far as Rendezvous Hotel on Keighley Road, witty commentary by on board comedian, nice helpful staff also

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

One of our group was disabled but the helpful staff helped her on board. Enjoyable narration gives an understanding of this canal branch.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we went on a half hour trip on the canal boat. A very pleasant trip the canal boat driver new all the facts about the canals and various buildings along the way.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The canal boat was full with a very good commentary and some music and a small cafe/ bar. Staff all polite and friendly well worth a visit.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

pleasant trip and fairly cheap, some great views along the canal and a very good boat driver.very informative, pointing out sites, relaxing trip,so get on board and enjoy,not too long so that it gets boring

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Additional Information about Skipton Boat Trips

Address: Address: Coach Street, | Wharf Office, Waterside Court, Skipton BD23 1LH, England
Phone Number: +44 1756 790829
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 8

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