A day out with a difference! Enjoy a single day hire on one of our specially built narrow boats…
A typically day hire is 9.15am – 4.30pm although you can hire right through till 9pm in peak season. You can sail in either direction of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal opening swing bridges and sailing through picturesque countryside whilst observing the abundance of wildlife. You will find plenty of things of interesting places like Farnhill woods which is well known for its bluebells in May or even the Polish war memorial situated right on the canal edge. After sailing for a few hours you are able to stop and sample one of the canal side inns for lunch or simply moor up and enjoy food you have taken on board with you. Before turning round and heading back to Skipton.
Time now to spread your wings a little and explore the countryside around historic Skipton on the 17 mile lock free pound of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Enjoy the countryside, the wildlife and sample the hospitality of the many waterside inns.
All our day boats have a kitchen area equipped with a hob, sink, draining board, kettle, frying pan, soup pan, crockery & cutlery for everyone. On board you also have a toilet compartment with flushing toilet, wash hand basin, and fresh hand towel. All our boats have plenty of inside and outside seating areas.
Boats are available throughout the year and are equipped with a two-burner/grill cooker, sink, crockery and all have flushing toilets. A cabin heater is installed for winter cruising.
Our day boats are not licensed or insured for lock usage, however, this is not an issue as we have a 17 mile lock free route for you to cruise in.