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Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises - CLOSED

| Canal Basin, Skipton BD23 1RL, England
+44 7760 481821
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Highlight of England Trip

Daughter and grandson labeled this the highlight of their trip to England. After several days in... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Richard B
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Naperville, Illinois
Birthday trip, New experience

Easily booked online after short phone call to David. Arranged meeting place in Skipton where we... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
elaineLeedsUk
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leeds uk
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From March to October, Airedale Cruising provides skippered day cruises from Skipton in North Yorkshire on 57ft traditional canal narrowboat Lizzie-Jean. Come for a leisurely cruise along the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on the historic Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Groups of up to 8. Enjoy a pub lunch or bring your own food and drink aboard.
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| Canal Basin, Skipton BD23 1RL, England
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+44 7760 481821
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Daughter and grandson labeled this the highlight of their trip to England. After several days in London where grandson graduated from Kings College, we came north with a stop in Skipton where wife and I have taken other boat trips before. David Fitch arranged parking...More

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Lizzie-Jean_Skipper, Owner at Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2016

What a lovely surprise to receive this review at Christmas when, to be quite honest, I'm not thinking about boat trips at all! I'm very glad you all had such a good time. I've loved hosting these days out on the canal over the past...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Easily booked online after short phone call to David. Arranged meeting place in Skipton where we boarded the Lizzie-Jean. Very comfortable, homely boat. David an excellent host, we interesting to listen to and very patient. The trip was wonderful, even better as the weather was...More

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Lizzie-Jean_Skipper, Public Relations Manager at Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Hi Elaine and Ray (the birthday boy!). It was great to have you aboard Lizzie-Jean last week, thank you for coming, bringing the sunshine with you, and sharing your picnic. I hope the flowers from my garden made it home safely at the end of...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Enjoyed a trip out on Lizzie Jean again today. Weather not brilliant but it didn't stop the younger members of the group from helping with the locks and bridges. They all took turns with helping. David, as usual, was willing to let anyone "drive" the...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had a wonderful day on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with David and his narrowboat, the Lizzie-Jean. It has been a long time since we have all had such a relaxing and pleasant day. On arriving in Skipton my sister suggested buying a couple of newspapers...More

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Lizzie-Jean_Skipper, Guest Relations Manager at Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Thank you for the great review. I had a good day with you all too - and thanks for coming all the way from Sweden to cruise on Lizzie-Jean. No narrowboats over there?

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

David Finch the Skipper of the Airedale Cruise went completely out of his way to help me arrange a Barge Cruise for my dad's 70th Birthday with wife and friends. Through my email contact all the way form New Zealand, David Finch supported the booking...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had a day on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with David and his narrowboat, the Lizzie-Jean. We had a wonderful time, working the swing bridges and the lock, through the beautiful Wharfedale countryside. The June weather was not friendly, but it didn't matter. David was informative,...More

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Lizzie-Jean_Skipper, Guest Relations Manager at Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Thanks for the review Simon - I really enjoyed having you and other "crew members" on board. May I just lightly point out that Wharfedale runs from Ilkley up past Bolton Abbey whereas the river near Skipton is the River Aire. There's a clue in...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Absolutely lovely. Able to muck in with locks and swing bridges. Lovely scenery. Nice pub to visit. Thoroughly enjoyable. Many thanks David. Save me a sherbet lemon. David.

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

A fantastic day out for four adults and four boys aged 7 to 10. We all loved it. David ensured we all had fun, got lots of chances to steer the Lizzie-Jean, could open the bridges en route and learnt some interesting facts about canals...More

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Lizzie-Jean_Skipper, Guest Relations Manager at Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Hi Emma and crew! Many thanks for the positive review - and for the lovely food of course! I hope you have a great canal holiday sometime soon - don't forget you could come on one of Lizzie-Jean's Tuition Cruises if you'd like a safe...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2016

This was our third true with David on the Lizzie-Jean. David is very welcoming, friendly and a really accommodating to ensure that you have the best of trips. David always ensure that there are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained from young to old...More

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Lizzie-Jean_Skipper, Guest Relations Manager at Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you Simon, and Many Happy Returns to you once again! I'm really glad everyone enjoyed everything there was to do on the cruise - even dressing up and going out in the rain! I'd love to see some of Sam's photos one day please....More

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

I booked with David after reading the excellent reviews on tripadvisor. It was a surprise 30th birthday present for my husband. From the first moment I contacted David he was professional and very efficient in his replies and arranging the day which made me confident...More

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Lizzie-Jean_Skipper, Guest Relations Manager at Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Well, thanks for an excellent review Sam. You both did really well and if I had any Narrowboating Competence Certificates to give out you would both have one! I am so glad that Matthew's birthday surprise worked out so well - and pleased to hear...More

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