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1-Hour Public Cruise provided by Skipton Boat Trips

1-Hour Public Cruise
4.5
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About
This guided tour is fun whatever the weather, featuring the finest countryside views you can get without moving your feet. • One-hour tour • Daily, March – October • Hilarious cruise commentary by Dave Spikey
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 103450P5
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • One-hour boat ride
  • Access to bathroom as needed.
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Skipton Pie & Mash Shop, 5 Coach St, Skipton BD23 1LH, UK For those with Sat-Nav – use the postcode BD23 1LH. We are on Coach St, which is just off the main High Street via Swadford Street. Feel free to use our free carpark if there is a spot. Just make sure you tell us your registration number when you arrive.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
Inclusions
  • One-hour boat ride
  • Access to bathroom as needed.
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Skipton Pie & Mash Shop, 5 Coach St, Skipton BD23 1LH, UK For those with Sat-Nav – use the postcode BD23 1LH. We are on Coach St, which is just off the main High Street via Swadford Street. Feel free to use our free carpark if there is a spot. Just make sure you tell us your registration number when you arrive.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Jul 2020
A note from 1-Hour Public Cruise
Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity. Stringent Cleaning Social Distancing Wellness Checks Following Government Guidelines We have implemented a Safe Arrival and Departure Protocol.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Skipton Pie & Mash Shop
    5 Coach St, Skipton BD23 1LH, UK
    For those with Sat-Nav – use the postcode BD23 1LH. We are on Coach St, which is just off the main High Street via Swadford Street. Feel free to use our free carpark if there is a spot. Just make sure you tell us your registration number when you arrive.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Skipton Boat Trips
    Aireville Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
174 reviews
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hayley p
richmond64 contributions
Great fun.
It was my granddaughter’s birthday and we went on a 1 hour trip (4 adults, 2 children).
It was good fun, informative and something different for the children. We also had a packed lunch on board which was well put together and everyone enjoyed. Great fun and certainly something a little different.
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

celeryEastYorkshire
East Yorkshire56 contributions
Excellent, great value for money
We and some friends went on the 1hr cruise. It was their first time.
I booked the tickets on line. It was easy and straightforward.
Seats are allocated to you when getting on the boat.
It was an entertaining relaxing cruise.
During the cruise we were given information of the canals and scenery etc over the loud speaker.
Can I further add that a couple of months ago we visited on the same type of cruise with my daughter who has mobility difficulties. The staff were so considerate in helping her and us to support her on and off the boat.
All in all an excellent cruise at a reasonable price.
Written 11 October 2021
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Dawn F
Leeds, UK1 contribution
Well worth the money.
Lovely relaxing trip. The staff were really friendly, helpful and organised.
The commentary by Dave Spikey was really funny and informative.
We really enjoyed the trip and definitely would recommend it.
Written 6 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard M
Coatbridge, UK85 contributions
JUST LOVED IT
We always try to do something a little different, other than pubs & restaurants.
So we booked in advance, and totally enjoyed our 60mins on a barge up the canal and back.
Our commentary from, well a hopeful comedian got better and his historical input was great. (His gags did get better !!) Refreshments were available on board (Hot Drinks / Soft Drinks / Alcohol)
The hour was over before you knew it.
Would recommend buying tickets in advance.
#valueformoney
Written 1 October 2021
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E-Jowett
Thornton Cleveleys, UK4 contributions
Nice trip, spoilt by drunks.
This was a nice trip. Admittedly, it's not one of the most interesting boat trips you can take, but it was made better by the humorous commentary of the captain.
Unfortunately, this trip was ruined by a group of 4 drunk couples that sat at the front of the boat swearing, spilling drinks, making fun of the trip and talking/laughing so loudly that you couldn't hear the majority of the commentary. Furthermore, nobody from the crew asked the group to quieten down.
Written 27 September 2021
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DazEasty
Huddersfield, UK170 contributions
rude men in front and a bit of misleading advertising.
Sep 2021
The cruise itself was scenic and relaxing and the boat was very comfortable with lots of leg room in the seats, Staff were nice and friendly and even came round and gave the dogs on board a treat which was a nice touch and the bar was stocked and open!.

Now the less than good bits..

The advert on the website states "Your guide for the canal tour is award-winning comedian Dave Spikey of Phoenix Nights and 8 Out of 10 Cats fame" which suggests Dave is actually on the boat 'guiding' but it was just recorded commmentary with his voice used, a bit misleading as i would imagine a few people book thinking they are actually getting to see Dave in person.
The commentary, which we actually heard (more about this is a minute) was informative and humourous in parts but was utterly spoilt by the 4 blokes in the seats in front of us who never stopped talking over the commentary ALL THE TIME - and not even about the Cruise/area/history etc it was just them 4 having their own private conversation about Covid/Emails/life in general the entire time we were on the boat, both myself, my partner and the couple behind us were very close to saying something but didn't want to cause a scene as obviously the rest of the boat were trying to listen and of course we didn't know how they would react, we both commented at an audible level how rude they were being in the hope they would take the hint but they didn't, we thought a couple of times they had finally shut up to let us enjoy what we had paid for, we were wrong, the silence was obviously too much for them so one of them started up another conversation much to the annoyance of us all again, Surely a member of staff should have stepped in and asked them to be quiet so everyone could hear the commentary? maybe it's acceptable to talk all the way through the cruise and we were just on a 'quieter boat'? Why they bothered paying money to sit on a boat when they could've sat in a pub and chatted beats me, i would have given a higher rating but these 4 men spoilt the journey for us and we were quite glad to be off and rid of them in the end.
Maybe you could get Dave or a member of staff to ask that people respect others and not talk during the commentary bits?.
An absolute shame as the bits i did hear were very informative and interesting.
Written 11 September 2021
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Jackie Chapman
Cambridge, UK1 contribution
Hour on the canal
Aug 2021 • Couples
Fantastic journey for an hour on canal. Comfortable seating, nice breeze through the open window and amusing commentary as we crawled along. All involved were very pleasant . What a wonderful way to spend an hour in Skipton. Thanks to all involved.
Written 27 August 2021
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hcb2017
Hollingworth, UK190 contributions
Ok for an Afternoon Trip
Jul 2021
We booked onto the hour long cruise in July. It was ok. The weather was very wet which meant the windows all steamed up. This meant we saw very little of the outside. It also felt quite cramped especially at the front where we were sitting. The commentary by Dave Spikey was quite amusing. Overall an ok trip.
Written 23 August 2021
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shaerob
Manchester, UK166 contributions
A bit rubbish to be honest
I’m sorry but it was pretty rubbish

First off it was 20 mins late. Then, whilst it was pleasantly calm, there was nothing to see. Dave Spikey’s commentary was funny but we couldn’t hear it that well over the other passengers. And there was no outside, I absolutely disappointed realise this when I booked otherwise I wouldn’t have booked it.
I saw a 30 minute canal boat strip that we passed which was all outside. So unless you are a canal boar enthusiast, do the 30 minute one.
Written 23 August 2021
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Stephen Murphy
3 contributions
Great experience give it a go
Aug 2021 • Couples
Just the whole thing was great and relaxing.
and you could have a alcoholic drink or tea coffee etc if you wanted
Written 8 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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68ElizabethM
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Excellent family day out
We had a fantastic day. We were lucky with the weather and the canal was beautiful. We ordered afternoon tea and gr
linzicol
linzicol
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Great trip
Lovely staff and food, well worth it, only thing was the weather but as your inside that doesn't matter. I would re
gasman111
gasman111
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Brilliant way to spent 2 hours !
Our Afternoon Tea Cruise was a pleasant one ,the Barge was well heated and clean with a great vaiety of sandwiches
GoPlaces49624910364
GoPlaces49624910364
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Glorious Way To Spend Two Hours
From the moment we arrived we received exceptional pleasant service throughout our afternoon tea. We had a fantasti
916gillyg
916gillyg
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Lovely birthday cruise
Enjoyed my birthday cruise ,lovely atmosphere ,good food and credit to the young girl serving and clearing tables ,
angiehumphrys
angiehumphrys
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Perfectly chilled out afternoon
What a FAB afternoon, 2 hours on a Dalesman with a wonderful afternoon cream tea. Watching the scenery and waving
Jeremy N
Jeremy N
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A highlight of our short break in Yorkshire
My parents and I were staying for a few days in nearby Grassington as a short break and having enjoyed a short cana
patriciaaY3301LV
patriciaaY3301LV
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Afternoon tea very enjoyable
From getting on the barge to leaving it we had a very enjoyable time The staff were Very pleasant and helpful
Malcolm L
Malcolm L
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Well worth the trip
The trip was very good nice leisurely country cruise the crew were very friendly and the waitress was excellent
Shirley20154
Shirley20154
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A perfect afternoon.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive and looked afte
SpikeWestYorkshire
SpikeWestYorkshire
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See the delights of Yorkshire from a totally different aspect. Highly recommended!
From the initial booking process to the greetings as we arrived and the actual boat trip the experience could not b
PollyHerbert
PollyHerbert
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A lovely afternoon
A great experience from start to finish! I was given a voucher for Afternoon Tea on a river trip (elsewhere) a coup
D6555XQpatriciaw
D6555XQpatriciaw
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Enjoyable!
We enjoyed our canal boat ride very much. The afternoon tea was generous & delicious. The young woman looking after
jennyeth1
jennyeth1
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Afternoon Tea delight
From start to finish our Afternoon Tea Cruise was delightful. The humourous onboard safety talk set the tone for a
HeatherO240
HeatherO240
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T for Two !!
Fantastic afternoon T lovely couple of hours slowly passing through the town & open fields all taken in with Tea &
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