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Pennine Boat Trips of Skipton


Canal trips in Skipton on the Leeds and Liverpool canal and day boat hire.


Humorous commentary by Dave Spikey

Courtyard café

Catering for groups available

Ideal for birthdays, weddings, functions, product launches, excursions and more

Beautiful scenery

Public trips include interesting commentary


Day boats:

Four-burner, grill cooker

2 whistling kettles

Sink & draining board

Crockery & cutlery

Pots & pans, extra cooking utensils

Flushing toilets

MP3 player/iPod etc.

Cabin heater

Life jackets

Car parking

30 minutes of full instruction

Widebeam boats:

Central heating

Full electrics (inc. PA & sound system)

Bar - wide range of wines, draught beers, soft drinks, teas & coffees

Delicious catering available on board (from snacks to meals)


A canal boat trip on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal must be one of the nicest ways to spend an hour or more. What could be lovelier than sitting aboard a narrow boat, smoothly gliding through the calm waters of Britain’s longest canal, enjoying stunning scenery and spotting inspiring wildlife?

Pennine Boat Trips offers a range of options for individuals, small parties and larger groups and also provides special packages for business meetings, product launches, staff parties, wedding receptions, birthday and anniversary parties - and lots more. And has seasonally-themed trips for occasions such as Halloween and Christmas. Small parties can hire their own well-equipped boat for the day and travel at their own pace. Or there are public cruises with commentary provided by the skipper.

Pennine Boat Trips is based in Skipton, a very attractive market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the canal wends its way through some of the Park’s prettiest countryside.

Open seven days a week

Public boat trips

60 minute trips - hourly from 12 noon

30 minute trips - ring to check times/availability


9.30am to 4pm

Private charter

By arrangement

Theme Nights (May to September)

6.45pm to 10pm (departure 7pm)


Public boat trips - 60 minutes

Adults: £6.50

Children (up to age 12): £3.50

Seniors: £6.00

Family (two adults & two children): £18.00

Small groups (10-29 people): £7.00 per person, including coffee & biscuits

Cruise: £8.95 per person - cream tea cruise

Public boat trips - 30 minutes (subject to availability)

Adults: £3.50

Children (up to 12 yrs): £2.50

Dayboat hire (for up to ten people)

9.30am - 4pm (weekdays): £110

9.30am - 4pm (weekends & bank holidays): £135

Private Charter/Group Days Out (for up to fifty people)

Price depends on options selected. Phone for details.

Themed Cruises

£18.50 per person (includes hot supper)

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