Saltaire Trip Boat, Victoria Rd, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3LA – Visit Now
The Leeds Liverpool Canal carves its way through the Pennines with a 127 mile stretch of water that includes 91 locks. It takes the scenic route passing through quaint villages, breathtaking hills and idyllic industrial towns such as Saltaire. From the water you can gain a different perspective on the towering mills, and the uniqueness of this Victorian model village. Join the Saltaire Trip Boat for half an hour of aquatic calm where you can explore the village at a slower pace.
A comfy seat, from which to watch the world go by
Located at the bottom of Victoria Road, only a two-minute walk from Salts Mill and the railway station, you can usually find the boat on the canal. If, when you arrive, it isn’t there you may be greeted by their A-Board on the canal towpath, this will have the time of the next trip written on it. Between late March and early November the boat runs from roughly 11 am till 5 pm every day, but times may vary due to demand. There’s no need to book, but if you’d like to confirm whether they’re operating, you can find a number on the Saltaire Trip Boat website that you can call.
The boat itself is called Titus, it’s a semi-traditional narrow boat with a comfortable cabin and covered deck, for those days when the weather may be wetter than we’d like. You can find great vantage points for taking photos or a comfy seat, from which to watch the world go by.
Titus is also available for longer and larger cruises, if you have a bigger group you’d like to take on board. You’re welcome to bring your own food and drink, as well as decorations, if you know a loved one who would love to spend their special occasion kicking back along the tranquil waters of the canal. It has previously hosted school trips, teaching passengers as they cruise. Get in touch via the website for more details.