1 Hour Public Boat Trip

Skipton Boat Trips

Available to 17 November 2024

Book now from £10.00

What else is on at Skipton Boat Trips?

Book tickets now for a hilarious and historic canal tour with Skipton Boat Trips!

Offering some of the best canal cruises in North England, Skipton Boat Trips are inviting you on the iconic cruiser, The Cobbydale, for a bite-size tour of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales!

Looking for unusual things to do in Yorkshire? Look for Skipton Boat Trips!

Set sail with Skipton Boat Trips on The Cobbydale, a traditional wide beam canal boat residing on the canals of Skipton!

Guided by Northern expert and Phoenix Nights-famed comedian Dave Spikey, Skipton Boat Trips are providing a refreshingly different way of sightseeing in Yorkshire.

Using his 8 Out Of 10 Cats experience, Dave is changing the game of tour commentaries by injecting sharp wit, edgy humour and belly laughs into this one-of-a-kind boat ride. 

  • Hear fascinating stories of how the Leeds and Liverpool Canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire
  • Learn about the Northern points of interest as Dave boasts his local knowledge 
  • Discover the history of the canals surrounding the area and how they came to be places of importance today
  • See the finest countryside views you can get without moving your feet
  • Enjoy a scrumptious lunchtime break filled with local food and drinks

One of the best days out in North Yorkshire awaits you

Start planning for your comedic excursion on The Cobbydale now!

About your adventure:

  • Duration: One hour 
  • Service Times: 10:45am, 12pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm daily, March - Nov
  • Cruise Capacity: Maximum of 60 passengers - large groups are advised to book in advance
  • Dog-friendly: Bring your favourite furry friend along for the adventure - all they ask is a donation to the RNLI charity box!

Book tickets to secure your spot on the Yorkshire waters and experience one of the best outdoor activities near Skipton.


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: masses.rich.boost


  • Wheelchair accessible (please see More Info)
  • Onboard toilets
  • Food and drinks
  • Safety briefing 
  • Dog-friendly 

Yes, to an extent. 

  • The Cobbydale canal cruiser is fitted with handrails and has an accessible ramp to help boarding.
  • However, there are 4-5 steps to access to vessel which may be inaccessible to some wheelchair users. 
  • The outdoor areas are uneven, but once aboard, the ground of the boat is even and stable. 
  • Wheelchairs and walkers must be stored near the boat entrance or at Skipton Boat Trips due to limited space on the vessel. 

Yes! Your furry best friends and pampered pooches are more than welcome to join The Cobbydale canal cruiser for one hour trips! 

Please be respectful of other passengers. 

All boat trips start and finish from Skipton Wharf. 

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


  • Skipton Office: princely.jetting.dozens
  • Skipton Wharf: masses.rich.boost

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