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“A great family day out”

Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Would highly recommend. A beautiful day on the canal with plenty of action to keep the family entertained with locks, bridges etc. David was an excellent (croissant providing!) guide encouraging everyone interested in having go, even our 6 year old. We chose option C to maximise time on the boat and get some lock action in! Thanks again for a wonderful day David.

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Very comfortable and relaxing day on the Lizzie-Jean, a 57ft traditional narrowboat. David took very good care of us. The boat is equipped with modern facilities and a wood burning stove. We had quite nice weather, but this trip would be good in any kind of weather.The pub lunch he organized for us also very nice.

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

A great day out with the kids (7 and 5). David was the perfect host and made us very welcome with tea and homemade biscuits and a blazing wood stove - lovely and cosy inside, despite snow and ice on the hills. Kids had fun helping with the swingbridges and locks, while husband got on with the serious business of steering. The scenery was stunning - a unique perspective on a lovely part of the world. We'll definitely be back. Highly recommended.

Thank 961JaneE
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Lizzie-Jean_Skipper, Owner at Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2013

I'm really glad you enjoyed your day cruise on Lizzie-Jean so much. For cruises later in the year we won't be able to offer views of snow on the hills (I hope!) but the Aire Valley is always beautiful whatever the weather. Now that Spring is here we have ducklings bobbing about and swans sitting on their nests beside the canal - it's really lovely, and the bluebells will be out in Farnhill Wood very soon.

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Reviewed 3 September 2012

If you want a great day out with a difference this is it. David made our day most memorable. His knowledge of the life on a canal boat and tuition in negotiating the locks was very interesting.We had a teddy bears picnic in the sunshine by the canal.It was a day to remember and we hope to be back next year, can't wait!
The Shipkickers, David,Jane,John,Tina,John & Karen.

Thank JPA53
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Lizzie-Jean_Skipper, Owner at Airedale Cruising - Private Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

Thanks for the great review. The group had previously met during a Caribbean cruise and wanted to try something a bit nearer home this summer. They travelled to Skipton from York, Glasgow and Warrington and made it a surprise outing for four of them. Bringing Teddy Bears is something new for Airedale Cruising - but we're always up for surprises and/or doing something a bit different! The other surprise was the home-made soup we all enjoyed as part of our sunshine picnic beside Holme Bridge Lock (see photo on the Airedale Cruising website). A lovely crew to share a day with - and I do hope we'll meet aboard again next year.

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