Skipton Boat Trips

Skipton Boat Trips

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Book tickets now to Skipton Boat Trips for one of the best tourist attractions near Yorkshire!

Away from the concrete pavements and tarmacked roads of North Yorkshire lies Skipton, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A wonderfully historic town with beautiful scenery, this popular tourist destination is ideal for a family day out!

See the sights of Skipton as you enjoy one of the best canal boat trips near Hebden Bridge

Located on the 127 mile stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool canal, Skipton Boat Trips provides peaceful and tranquil trips with stunning views of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

With over 30 years experience in running canal cruises and boat trips, the passionate team are dedicated to ensure you have a perfect day out in Yorkshire.

There's plenty of things to do with your family on Skipton Boat Trips

Which tour will you take?

There's so many adventures to experience on the canal cruises, and what your adventure looks like is completely up to you. 

Choose from:

Set sail with your family and explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales

Get ready to set sail with your family and friends with Skipton Boat Trips. Endlessly surrounded by peace and nature, enjoy a serene and intimidate experience, only shared by yourselves and the water. 

So whether you're one with wildlife or at home in nature, Skipton Boat Trips will give you a seamless, exclusive experience that'll have you returning to North Yorkshire in no time. 

Book tickets now for one of the best canal rides in Yorkshire and a great family attraction in Skipton!

1 Hour Public Boat Trip

Book Skipton Boat Trips tickets now and experience a fun-filled hour on the waters of Yorkshire with your host, award-winning comedian Dave Spikey!

Available to 17 November 2024

Self-Drive Day Boats

Spend the whole day in Yorkshire with Skipton Boat Trips Self-Drive Day Boats - one of the best things to do in the Yorkshire Dales for families!

Available to 22 December 2024

Afternoon Tea Cruise - Public

Skipton Boat Trips invites you to cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool canal whilst dining on the tastiest treats in North Yorkshire!

Available to 22 December 2024

Roast Dinner Cruise - Public

Enjoy a traditional hot Roast Dinner as you cruise along the scenic views of Leeds and Liverpool canal in Skipton!

Available to 10 November 2024

Drinks Ahoy Cruise

Experience one of the best adult activities near Yorkshire and a great tourist attraction in Skipton!

Available to 14 December 2024

Evening Fish & Chips Canal Cruise

Enjoy the views of the beautiful English countryside as you enjoy the taste of traditional delicious English food

Available to 29 November 2024

Magical Santa Trip

Throughout December, be a part of a truly magical, and unique journey, every weekend in December up to Christmas.

Available to 22 December 2024
Skipton Boat Trips,
The Wharf Office,
3 Coach St,
Skipton BD23 1LH
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1-hr Public Trips,
The Wharf Office,
3 Coach St,
Skipton BD23 1LH
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How to find us

Address: Skipton Boat Trips, The Wharf Office, 3 Coach Street, Skipton, BD23 1LH


  • Skipton Office: princely.jetting.dozens
  • Skipton Wharf:


  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Food and drinks
  • Wheelchair accessible

Yes, to an extent.

  • There are 4-5 steps to access the vessel which may be inaccessible to users. 
  • The outdoor areas are uneven, with paving slabs and cobblestones. 
  • Wheelchairs and walkers must be stored near the boat entrance or at Skipton Boat Trips office due to limited space on the vessel. 

Once onboard, the ground of the boat remains even. 

Primarily, yes! Skipton Boat Trips warmly welcomes furry friends on board, but there are some guidelines to follow.

  • Dogs are welcome on the Cobbydale canal cruiser for one hour trips.
  • They are also permitted on day boats.

However, dogs are not permitted on the Dalesman cruiser, due to food being served. 

All boat trips start and finish from Skipton wharf. 

Address: 3 Coach Street, Skipton, BD23 1LH


There is also a large car park on the same road (Coach Street) just across the canal bridge. 

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