We recently hired Rosie a 4 berth day boat with Pennine Cruisers. We turned up early as they were still getting the boats ready so had a short walk around Skipton. When we got back at 9am we were signed in then shown to our boat where we were given a short basic instruction of how to control the boat. It was pretty much on / off, forward/ reverse and how to open the bridges (there are no locks involved). We then set off down the 12 mile section of canal at a leisurely 4mph. The first 10 minutes getting used to it were daunting but we soon got the hang of it and had a brilliant day. The bridges are fairly straight forward to operate, the hardest thing is stopping at the side to allow someone to get off to open them. We stopped for lunch at the white Lion pub then carried on our journey further down the canal then set off back about 2pm this gave us plenty of time to get back to the berth in Skipton. Overall we had a great time and would definitely do it again. The boats are equipped with cooker, kettle, pots, pans, cutlery and a WC. All you need is food / drinks for a great day out.
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