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Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Skipton Boat Trips

Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Skipton Boat Trips
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From US$ 10.87 per person

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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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 203 reviews

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Very pleasant journey on the canal boat. It was a smooth journey, both tranquil and refreshing . The inhouse commentary was amusing and also informative about the canals around the UK as well as our local canal, outlining the changes to the towns and communities round about, and over the years since Victorian times.

June 8, 2022

The trip itself was ok - half an hour up a canal and another half an hour back the same way you have come - I guess that is canal boating! But the narrative given (as a recording) by Phoenix Night’s Dave Spikey was both informative and very funny - there was a fully stocked bar on board which made things better - good trip for the price and great history about the area

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April 19, 2022

Enjoyed our trip on the canal by Skipton. The recorded commentary, while only loosely related to the canal, was very entertaining. Seats are allocated so there is no mass road to find the best pew, which is a great idea (not just because we enjoyed the front seats). A sedate journey, which was informative in local history and I would recommend as good value for money.

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October 21, 2021

Product ID: 352281