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- peaceful Yorkshire Dales canal cruises from Skipton

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

Skipton's Mayor and Canal & River Trust VIP's came cruising in February 2016 to mark the bi-centenary of the L & L Canal.

Welcome Aboard!

Skippered day cruises on lovely narrowboat Lizzie-Jean are nearly all booked up for 2016, and one group has booked to cruise again in 2017!

Our unique friendly skippered day trips start from Skipton Canal Basin at either 10 or 11 a.m. depending on the Cruise you choose. Make your choice at the Cruises page.


For news about recent cruises, with photos and comments from our satisfied guests, please have a look at blog.airedalecruising.info


Revews are also available on TripAdvisor (see box below).



"Couples' Day Afloat" Offer

On all cruises booked for only 2 people we're happy to give a £20 discount.. Come for a romantic day afloat with your partner. Flowers provided!

Returning Boaters' Discount

If you have been on Lizzie-Jean before you can claim a 10% discount on all 2016 Cruises.

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


Please click on the boxes to see our great reviews on Trip Advisor

or to go to our Facebook Page.



Hope to see you aboard Lizzie-Jean soon!


If you need more encouragement have a look at this short video made in 2015 by a family of American guests.

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