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

Boat trip notice - November 2018

Our bit of canal is closed for a bit of TLC this November, so our popular boat trips won’t be running from 5 of November until further notice. But if you've already bought Stray FM vouchers, don't worry - you'll be OK to use them after 6 January 2019 when our boat trips are running again.


30 minute boat trips – the short one

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

Monday and Friday 

First one is at 12noon, 1.00pm, 2.00pm and last one 3.00pm.

Saturday and Sunday 

First one is at 11.00am, 12noon, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and last one 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

Every summer we run a number of special under and over trips. Keep watching back to this page for details of these special events.

Booking essential

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

Last date edited: 29 October 2018