We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Pennine Cruisers

Pennine Cruisers

We are a family run business based in Skipton, on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. We offer everything that private boat owners could need and also offer many different types of boat hire that appeals to visitors to Skipton.

If you're visiting Skipton then visting the canal is a must, and here at Pennine Cruisers we can offer you:

A 30 minute skippered boat trip down the historic and simply beautiful Springs Branch.

A day boat hire, drive the boat yourself, no experience required, minimum of 2 adults needed but can go up to 10 people per boat (but we do have 6 boats!).

A sail off for a few days, short break & weekly hire narrow boats. Explore the glorious countryside in the yorkshire dales and all the Leeds Liverpool has to offer on one of our luxuriously fitted boats. No experience needed as full boat handling instruction is given and we even meet you at your first lock to give you full lock instruction.


We offer all your day to day requirements - gas, diesel, pumpouts, water etc.

We also do all those little jobs - engine service, fitting new parts etc. And we also do all those major jobs - bottom blacking, painting, re fits, boat lengthening.

We even offer emergency call outs, and lots of helpful advice!

  • Water point(s)

  • Pump-out

  • Electric charging point

  • Diesel sales

  • Gas sales

  • Coal sales

  • Professional boat repairs & servicing

  • DIY boat repair facilities

  • Dry-dock

  • Wet-dock

  • Boat craning / lift

  • Chandlery

  • Boat valet service

  • Boat-builders/fit-outs

  • Boat sales/brokerage

  • CRT facilities keys available

  • CRT handcuff keys available

  • Canal boat holidays (self-drive)

  • Boat trips - public

  • Boat trips - charter

  • Boat trips - education / community

  • Hotel boat holidays


19 Coach Street

North Yorkshire
BD23 1LH

Disability Access Information

  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • Intact compact path surfaces with only slight irregularities, neat edges, drains immediately