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Address: Coach Street, | Wharf Office, Waterside Court, Skipton BD23 1LH, England
Phone Number: +44 1756 790829
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Took 1 hr boat trip enjoyed the views with good commentry from dave spiky i think ! Very relaxing staff very professional and friendly

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Si B
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely calm trip down the canal brilliant commentary the music had us all singing along even tho we were complete strangers . Staff were friendly and helpful .we will be back again next year to take the reverse trip.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took 1 hr boat trip enjoyed the views with good commentry from dave spiky i think ! Very relaxing staff very professional and friendly

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Thank Si B
Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went for sunday roast cruise we were on a table with 2 complete strangers ,crunched up at the table the roast as i put it were the poorest ive ever had the jug of gravy was only enough for 2 not 4 people the beef was the plastic type not roast type and the veg was poor,wont be going again

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Thank john g
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Short visit to Skipton and a canal trip to remind us of our honeymoon on a canal boat 42 years ago! Vey pleasant and good value for £4.

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Thank davetick2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyable albeit short ride from centre of Skipton. Interesting commentary and some great views. Would like a longer ride!

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Thank lauraSouth
Patrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you visit Skipton a cruise on the canal is essential. There is a little narrow boat that does a pleasant 30 minute cruise for just £4, well worth it, seeing this town from the canal. The boatman is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank EastYorkshireTerry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a canal boat for the day and after some quick basic tuition we were on our way. The gates were easy to open and our 6 and 9 year old had great fun helping. We stopped for lunch in Kildwick at the White Lion which was ideal and then back on the boat. We saw a kingfisher and... More 

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Thank Bishopscourt C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little hour cruise down the canal, have a cup of tea! So relaxing, good narrating from the on board speaker system,well worth it!

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I climbed aboard to explore different parts of Skipton, to view the scenery and to learn more about the town. Little thought had gone into the boat trip right from the start, let me start off by saying I have been on canal barges and enjoyed them around the UK, but was disappointed by the lack of thought on... More 

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Lake District, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice journey but no commentary at all so didn't know what we were seeing or its significance! The boat was clean and easy to access. Cost £4 each so a fair price for what you got.

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