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“Relaxing and Witty”
Review of Skipton Boat Trips

Skipton Boat Trips
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Owner description: The best sixty minutes of rib-tickling historic escapism you'll find in Skipton. Our canal trip promises you a guided tour that's fun whatever the weather with the finest countryside views you can get without moving your feet. 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 canal history that's refreshingly different to your average commentary. Above the jokes and laughter, you'll hear points of interest and fascinating stories of how the Leeds & Liverpool canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire. There's food and drink on board too so it's a fun twist to your lunchtime break. Our lively canal trip proves you don't have to let planning or nasty weather get in the way of a good time. Our boat The Cobbydale sails at 10.45Am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:10pm and 3:20pm. (The 10:45am trip runs in the high season, All trips run subject to demand).
Reviewed 21 July 2014

A nice way to enjoy the views of the Skipton countryside. The captain sprinkled witty humor and musical interludes into our audio announcements. Staff was friendly and the ride was relaxing.

Thank MJinMN
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed this little boat trip. Was a good way to spend a hour and nice and relaxing! The commentary by Dave spikey is good and interesting at first however does get a little irritating towards the end!! Overall well worth the money tho

Thank Vampyrx4
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We enjoyed a 30 minute canal ride along a short stretch of the canal in Skipton. This was very pleasant indeed and our guide was very informative about the canal and the local history. Lovely scenery too. A great way to see a more unusual view of Skipton.

1  Thank Claire W
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Passengers enjoyed a fantastic hour on the boat. Staff were excellent and very helpful.tea and biscuits were a nice touch for free.

1  Thank Stephen F
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I booked a 3 hour Pennine boat for a group of 40 friends for my birthday and all the guests said that it was one of the most successful parties they had experienced. The buffet meal was very good and they supplied an excellent wine at a very reasonable price. Sue and the staff rose to the occasion, providing an efficient and courteous service along with Nick in the office who was very helpful in arranging the event. One of the major benefits of hiring such a large boat was that the central aisle was wide enough for people to circulate and not be confined to their seats. Thanks Pennine Boat Trips for providing a successful and memorable birthday party!

3  Thank UKHappy-Wanderer
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