Water activity

Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Skipton Boat Trips
Water activity

Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Skipton Boat Trips

From US$ 11.06 per person

Enjoy this 1-hour guided tour on part of England's longest canal in Skipton. Soak up the finest countryside views you can get without moving your feet. Delight in the fun and informative onboard commentary from award-winning comedian, Dave Spikey.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide


  • Explore part of England's longest canal
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary by award-winning comedian Dave Spikey
  • Admire stunning countryside views, ideal for photography fans
Full description
Welcome aboard the best 60 minutes of historic escapism you can find in Skipton. Enjoy a lively canal trip that proves you don't have to let planning or nasty weather get in the way of a good time. Keep your camera ready to capture the picturesque countryside scenery.  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 shares canal history that’s refreshingly different from your average commentary. Above the jokes and laughter, hear points of interest and fascinating stories of how the Leeds and Liverpool Canal delivered the lifeblood of the Industrial Revolution through Yorkshire. Food and drink are available onboard too for a fun twist on your lunchtime break.
  • 1-hour boat tour
  • Cruise commentary by comedian Dave Spikey
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Dogs are welcome, with a donation to the RNLI charity box
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 275 reviews

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My husband was having great difficulty walking to the Boatyard, a member of staff came to assist, his name was Phil, he helped us get to the boat and his colleague Glynis helped get my husband on to the boat, we were immensely grateful and would recommend the company wholeheartedly. x

March 24, 2023

Pleasant cruise inside cabin to protect from rain. Hot drinks served on jouney, alcohol also available. Good, humerous narration given along journey giving the history of Skipton and it's canal. We enjoyed the hour long trip and would recommend it to anyone visiting Skipton for the day.

March 24, 2023

Loved the trip, friendly staff. The only thing that let it down on our trip were some I go passengers who talked through a lot of the commentary. It would have been improved slightly if the speaker above our seat was working. I highly recommend the hour trip. One suggestion would be give clearer guidance on where the pick up point is. We were not the only ones looking bewildered trying to find it. Thanks for the trip, overall we enjoyed it and would come again.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 352281