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Wandering Duck Boat Hire

Wandering Duck is a hosted overnight canal boat tour. It's the only tour of this kind in the country.

Wandering Duck takes up to 8 guests on 1 and 2 night tours of the UK's canal network. Guests are encouraged to help work the lock flights and can even have a go at steering their 69ft narrowboat.

Accommodation is in one of their two 4-berth bunk cabins. Onboard they have a guitar, ipod dock, books, games and an honesty bar which even includes a real ale handpump to pull your own pint.

Wandering Duck's "Through The Middle" tour takes guests through the centre of Manchester, travelling through 9 locks, and passing highlights such as the "Gay Village", the site of the legendary Hacienda nightclub, and Deansgate Locks. From Castlefield they then travel out to Worsley on the UK's first major canal - The Bridgewater Canal. Along the way they pass Manchester United's Old Trafford Football Club, and cross over the Manchester Ship Canal on the worlds only swing aqueduct, before arriving in the leafy village of Worsley. There is plenty of time to explore Worsley, with its rich industrial past, mock-Tudor buildings, and wooded trails. Enjoy a meal at the nearby Bridgewater Hotel (own expense), before retiring to the boat for the night.

The trip finishes in the morning after a leisurely cruise back to Manchester, with one last opportunity to get behind the tiller and steer the boat.


For more information and to book visit

Phone: 07584 122614

Prices: £59 for a 1 night tour including breakfast, lunch, hot drinks and tasty homemade cakes. Longer tours also available.




Interior of boat

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