Pennine Cruisers

Sightseeing & Transport


Skipton in Yorkshire, "Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales," is also close to the summit of one of the country’s most beautiful canals, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. Here in the Leeds /Liverpool canal basin we find Pennine Cruisers, a family run company consisting of Ian Clarke, wife Pamela and daughter Zoe with an enviable stock of well equipped craft for you to hire. Ian alone has over 30 years experience so there is not a ripple on this stretch of waterway that they do not know.

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. First of all via their Boat Shop and chandlery and then as the result of the various boating activities on offer here throughout the year.

Starting with their 30 minute accompanied canal trips up the historic Springs Branch to see Skipton Castle from a different angle. Pennine Cruisers also have four Day Boats, which, following a brief instruction are undertaken by all with total confidence. Canal life is addictive and so the next step is a short break, holiday or extended holiday on board a narrowboat before you finally succumb to a commitment to this way of life and invest in your own craft! At this point the Boat Yard, dry dock and maintenance services on offer by Pennine Cruisers become of use.

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 boat for a range of hire options for boating holidays: weekly hire, day hire etc; just perfect!

Full lockside instruction is given to ensure our hirers are confident in the operation of locks and know how to operate them safely so they can enjoy all aspects of their holiday. Safe lock operation cannot be learnt using DVDs, models etc. Lockside is the only way.

Narrowboat holidays and narrowboat hire
Day boats
Short breaks
Canal boat hire
Canal trips and canal holidays
For both beginners and experienced sailors
Over 30 years experience
Boat Shop and chandlery
Boat Yard and dry dock

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