Add one of our bespoke experiences to your canal journey

Life on the canals is therapeutic in so many ways, which is why the Canal & River Trust’s
slogan is “Life’s better by water”.

An element of our bespoke services at Blue Otter Boats offers our guests the option to enhance their canal experience with one of the following partners we collaborate with.

Wellbeing at 4mph – Life Coaching

Canal boating presents perfect opportunity to slow down, surround yourself with nature and reach a calm state of mind, all of which allows you to assess life away from daily distractions.

Pre-, during, and post-cruise counselling sessions can be arranged on request to address lifestyle changes and a 360 assessment on your wellbeing.

In Skipton we partner with Corinne and David Yeadon from Being Better, a private therapy practice.

In Wootton Wawen, Suzanne Hopkins is a trained therapist and councillor, as well as co-owner of the Blue Otter Wootton Wawen.

Professional Photography Portrait Session

Make the most of your time on the canals and let it be the backdrop for a professional photoshoot. We work with local photographers who can join you en-route for an hour of portrait photography. Canals, woods, bridges and boats become new props and make an enjoyable holiday a memorable one for the photo album and social media profiles.

Cruise and Cycle

Canals take you to places you never knew existed, leading to pathways and routes that are worth leaving the boat for a day. Moor up on the canal bank and take a guided cycle route through the Yorkshire dales with Blue Otter Skipton. A cycle guide with rental bikes will meet you on the tow path for a day’s cycling in the dales, unveil the surrounding beauty and yet more hidden gems. Of course, being locals and regulars on the routes, they also know the best cafes for refreshments!



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