Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

4.6 / 5

32 reviews

Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

From $11.69 per person

Enjoy this 1-hour guided tour on part of England's longest canal in Skipton. Soak up the finest countryside views you can get without moving your feet. Delight in the fun and informative onboard commentary from award-winning comedian, Dave Spikey.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore part of England's longest canal
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary by award-winning comedian Dave Spikey
  • Admire stunning countryside views, ideal for photography fans
Full description
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.
Includes
  • 1-hour boat tour
  • Cruise commentary by comedian Dave Spikey
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • Dogs are welcome, with a donation to the RNLI charity box
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
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    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 32 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
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    Pleasant enough trip along the Leeds Liverpool canal. Our route took us past old mill buildings, many of them now converted into private apartments. Not the most scenic of routes and being a canal we passed the same buildings etc in both directions but it has an interesting history. Dave Spikey's pre-recorded commentary gave a lot of detail on the canals origins and development. I couldn't hear a lot of it due to the chatter of our fellow travellers. The bits I could hear were quite funny and entertaining.

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    June 27, 2021

    July 18, 2021

    A lovely peaceful hour on the canal. Lovely staff and very entertaining commentary

    July 11, 2021

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