Boat trips

Sometimes the only way to understand why we love our canals and tunnels so much is to take to the water on one of our boat trips.

Standedge Visitor Centre Standedge Visitor Centre

30 minute boat trips – the short one

If the full trip through the UK’s longest canal tunnel doesn’t float your boat – but you still fancy having a bit of a nose, you can still get on board with one of our short, 30 minute trips into the tunnel.

30 minute boat trip times Weekdays  Weekends 
30 March to 16 April  (half term) 11.00am to 3.00pm 11.00am to 4.00pm
2 March to 28 October (Friday to Monday) 12.00pm to 3.00pm 11.00am to 4.00pm
23 July to 3 September, seven days a week 11.00am to 3.00pm 11.00am to 4.00pm

There’s always one of our entertaining guides around, who’ll thrill you with tales of the folk who designed, built and worked in the tunnel.

Prices  Short boat trip  Through trips 
Adults  £5.50  £22.50
Concessions  £5.00  n/a
Child (5-15yrs)  £4.50  n/a
Under 5s  free  n/a
Family (2 adults, 2 children)  £15.50  n/a
Groups of 12 and over (pre-booking is needed)   Call for prices  

Please note: only assistant dogs are allowed on the boat. The short boat trips can take one wheelchair each trip and it’s accessible via a wheelchair lift.

2 hour through trips – go all the way

Family visits at Standedge

We’re just preparing our brilliant boat trips through the tunnel for 2018 now. There have been a few operational restrictions so our current schedule is under review. Please check back soon.


Booking essential

Our boat trips are really popular and places are limited. Please call: 01484 844298

Last date edited: 26 April 2018