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Wandering Duck

Wandering Duck

Wandering Duck is a unique canal boat experience.

They offer two and three night canal boat tours around Manchester, Derbyshire and Cheshire.

Have a go at steering, work the locks, enjoy walks, local pubs, or even take a paddle in their canoe.

Come on your own and join like-minded adventurous, or charter the boat for your own small group.

They take up to eight guests (up to 10 on a charter) and their boat is equipped with ipod dock, guitar, games, books, two bathrooms, and eight bunk beds.  They even have an honesty bar with a real ale hand-pump (pull your own pint!)

Tours are fully hosted, and include most meals.

  • Hotel boat holidays


Bugsworth Basin

High Peak
SK23 7NE

Access Information

Wandering Duck tours are generally not suitable for people with severe physical disabilities. \ We have three steep steps down into our boat, and narrow doorways into our bathrooms. \ If you are unsure as to the suitability of our tours, please give us a call and we can discuss your individual needs. \ The NCBA (National Community Boat Association) lists a number of boating trips and services, and many of the organisations listed provide services specifically for disabled guests. \ Their website is: http://www.national-cba.co.uk/