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Narrowboat Lizzie-Jean normally takes guests cruising along the lovely Aire valley between Skipton and Gargrave

Our 2015 Cruising Season

has now started - do come aboard narrowboat Lizzie-Jean for a relaxing day cruising on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal passing through beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery.

This year our normal cruising days are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Skippered day cruises start from Skipton Canal Basin at either 10 or 11 a.m. depending on the Cruise you choose. Make your choice at the 2015 Cruises page.

For news about cruises that have happened recently have a look at blog.airedalecruising.info


Spring Season Starter Discount

To help get the new boating season up and running, if you book before 7th April you can claim a £20 discount on all 2015 Cruises.


"Couples' Day Afloat" Offer

On all cruises booked for only 2 people we're giving a £20 discount again this year. Come for a romantic day afloat with your partner. Flowers provided!

Tuition Cruises


If you're planning to hire a canal boat for a holiday, or wondering about owning a narrowboat one day, coming on one of our Tuition Day Cruises might be just what you need to gain the necessary confidence with mooring, steering, locks etc.


Click here for full Tuition Cruise details.

This is what we offer you:


  • Skippered Cruises from Skipton Canal Basin for up to 8 people
  • Bring your own food and drink,- or enjoy a Pub Lunch in a canalside Inn
  • Relax and let the skipper do the work, or have an active "hands-on " boating day
  • A choice of starting times and cruise routes towards either Gargrave or Kildwick
  • All modern facilities on board with comfortable seating both outside and in
  • Children welcome (and they can have a go at steering the boat too!)
  • Beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery and abundant wildlife along the way


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Hope to see you aboard Lizzie-Jean in 2015

"It's not just a boat trip. On Lizzie-Jean it's a luxury skippered cruise."