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Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

1. Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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.

Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

2. Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

Climb aboard a luxury canal boat and enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise. Start your cruise at the wharf, then sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside your window. There is a fully-licensed bar onboard, serving alcoholic and soft drinks, including local beers. During the 2-hour cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, afternoon tea will be served at your table. Savor delicious selection of sandwiches, fruit scones with strawberry jam and cream, and decadent desserts. Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee along with your food.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 533 reviews

A great, relaxing and most enjoyable afternoon. Probably the best value for money 2 hrs spent in Skipton on our 3 day visit. Excellent food, presentation was excellent and the service was second to none. would definitely recommend this trip and a nice plus was the onboard bar and a John Smiths @ £3 was great value.

Comfortable boat with excellent service. Nice fresh sandwiches, scones and cakes. really enjoyed our trip.

Had a lovely day on the canal boat lovely afternoon tea and staff are amazing

Good value and excellent service. Was a very suitable birthday treat.

Lovely relaxing trip on the canal ,would recommend to others