Narrowboat Lizzie-Jean decorated and waiting for guests in Skipton

Lizzie-Jean decorated and ready for a birthday cruise starting near Skipton Canal Basin.

"Come Aboard




for a leisurely


Day Cruise

on the historic


Leeds & Liverpool Canal


From April to September each year Lizzie-Jean normally cruises along the beautiful Aire Valley between Kildwick and Gargrave.




LATEST News and Offers



Lizzie-Jean's  peaceful Skippered Day Cruises from Skipton have now finished for the 2014 season.  We are already taking bookings - AND SENDING OUT GIFT CERTIFICATES! - for 2015.


NEW BLOG!  If you click on this link you can read all about Lizzie-Jean's voyages in 2014 and other things that her skipper gets up to too!


Discounts: We're happy to give 20 OFF if you book a relaxing skippered cruise for just one couple (except for our Tuition Cruises), and all returning boaters get 10% off the cost of their further cruises too.


The Airedale Cruising Facebook page has news, reviews and photos. Please click on the LIKE button below while you are here!  This blue link will take you to the page.






VIDEO: Click this link to see a 1 minute video of Lizzie-Jean cruising on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.




Please explore this site using the headings or the blue text links.  We offer you:



  • Narrowboat Lizzie-Jean accommodates up to 8 adults (see T & C). Everyone is served complimentary hot drinks and something good to eat after boarding in Skipton


  • For lunch, bring your own food & drink, or enjoy a meal at a friendly Canalside Inn


  • Tuition Cruises are available before a hireboat holiday or buying your own boat


  • Our available cruising days in 2015 are normally Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays



(and lastly, Lizzie-Jean isn't just a "barge" - she's a unique narrow-boat, built with comfort in mind!) 


Thorlby Swing Bridge open to let boats pass:Lizzie-Jean waiting for birthday celebration guestsA trio of passengers enjoying their day afloat - the sailor hats are optional!Lizzie-Jean on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near SaltaireGuests enjoying a sunny picnic beside Holme Bridge Lock, near Gargrave


We look forward to cruising with you soon - "Don't delay, Book today!"


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