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Pennine Cruisers of Skipton

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Address: 19 Coach Street, Skipton BD23 1LH, England
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+44 1756 795478

Pennine Cruisers, a family run company consisting of Ian Clarke, wife...

Pennine Cruisers, a family run company consisting of Ian Clarke, wife Pamela and daughter Zoe and is based in Skipton, North Yorkshire; "Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales," and situated on the beautiful Leeds and Liverpool canal.

Pennine Cruisers provides everything that is needed and whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced boater you will find it at Pennine Cruisers.

Starting with their 30 minute accompanied canal trips (on either leo or Sam) up the historic Springs Branch to see Skipton Castle from a different angle. Pennine Cruisers also have six Day Boats (Rosie, Jim, Jack, Jill, Bill & Ben) for which no previous experience is required, as following your boat handling instruction, you will be able to head off on your day out with total confidence.

Canal life is addictive and so the next step is a short break, holiday or extended holiday on board a narrow boat (Leyburn, Cray, Airton, Eshton & Burnsall). Once again no previous experience is required as the full boat handling instruction and lock instruction is provided by Pennine Cruisers.

Full lockside instruction is given to all our holiday boaters to ensure that hirers are confident in the operation of locks and know how to operate them safely so they can enjoy all aspects of their holiday.

What could be better than sailing slowly along this picturesque waterway, stopping off at one of the many waterside inns, but knowing that you are never more than a few yards from dry land! So contact Pennine Cruisers for a range of hire options for boating holidays..... just perfect!

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Great day! 10/10

We rented a canal boat for the day and really enjoyed the whole experience. The weather was perfect, hired it for my dads birthday as hes always wanted to own a canal boat and i... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Halifax, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a canal boat for the day and really enjoyed the whole experience. The weather was perfect, hired it for my dads birthday as hes always wanted to own a canal boat and i thought it was the closest i can get without spending 20 grand. Also can bring dogs along as well, so even better! Would recommend!

Thank f0rest101
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we went on the 30 minute canal journey, it was so cute and I saw ducklings so that just means 5/5 from me. We queued for 40 minutes but it went pretty fast, we played eye spy in the queue, (bearing in mind the youngest person in our group is 21). You just have to live a little sometimes!... More 

Thank hayleylou1310
north west england
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215 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

we were a party of 6 adults and 4 children age 3-6. the boat we had for the day was Ben. Quick and efficient instruction made sure everyone knew what to do and we were shown how everything worked in the boat. Flotation aids for the children all provided. The boat was clean and tidy and came complete with a... More 

Thank hippo432
Burnley, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Hired a boat for the day and really enjoyed it. Helpful staff show you the ropes before you leave and answer any questions. Boat itself was clean and appeared well maintained and had a reasonable cabin heater (handy in December!) Otherwise its plain sailing and a really nice day out!

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Southport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A relaxed and pleasant half hour trundling up and down a short stretch of the Leeds Liverpool canal. Although the views were mainly the backs of buildings, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Thank David P
St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our two adult sons hired a day barge as a surprise Anniversary treat for my husband and myself, what a lovely adventure we had. The staff at Pennine Cruisers were very helpful and gave us instructions on how everything worked. We travelled on Rosie and had a wonderful time, we met some very helpful people also on day trips and... More 

Thank Ann B
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a lovely relaxing weeks holiday on a well kept and comfortable narrowboat . The instruction we received before we set off was really helpful and we were guided through our first lock. The canal side pubs provided excellent meals and even allowed dogs in. The scenery was beautiful and everyone was very friendly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a lovely was to spend a leisurely half hour. You can forget all your woes as you gently sail down the canal. There is little or no commentary you just take it all in as as you glide by. Well worth the view, there is even bird feed to give to the ducks and swans as you go... More 

Thank Paul B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This trip was only 30 minutes which suited my husband and me and it only cost £4 each so we didn't have great expectations - but it was a wee bit boring! There was no commentary and we just glided past buildings that have now been made into flats and houses. It would have been good to know what they... More 

Thank marjorie w
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Just back from a three night break aboard Airton . Impressive service from the team at pennine cruises , friendly , efficient , informative. Boat was well equipped with all the essentials . Beds where comfy and the bathroom facilities adequate. Bingley five rise is an experience not to be missed and an easy distance to travel in a weekend... More 

Thank Diane B

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