Standedge Tunnel Boat trips

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 Tunnel view of the boat trip from the cafe Standedge Tunnel view of the boat trip from the cafe

Join us onboard one of our Standedge Class vessels for an expedition into the tunnel

We will be operating on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year for you to join one of our Discovery Boat Rides.
Our trips operate at 11am, 12 noon, 1:15pm 2:15pm and 3.30pm. From Friday 1 July, these will change to 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Check out our Facebook page as during the school holidays we provide extra trips on the Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. @Standedge
On time departure; Our car park is located a 15-minute walk away over near Marsden Railway Station, Postcode; HD7 6DH. We aim to depart on time, so please ensure you arrive with time to board your trip. We can only wait on the discretion of the boat crew.


Discovery Boat Ride - 30 minute tour of the tunnel  

Adult £8
Child ages 0 -15 £6
Concessionary £6
Family two adults two children £24

Requirements and exclusions

  • Dogs are not permitted to board our boats, this is due to the confines of the cabin and for the health and well-being of your furry friend and our other passengers. (Registered Assistance Dogs are permitted). Our cafe and museum is very dog friendly.
  • Food and Drink are not permitted
  • Smoking is not allowed on board our boats
  • Helmets (provided by us) must be worn if you are outside the main cabin.
  • Flash photography is permitted, however if you’re taking photos towards the rear of the boat, let us know so that our driver can deflect their eyes.

Access information

Our trip boats are confined spaces but have some extraordinary features for a boat of its kind!

  • A wheelchair lift and ramp is provided ensuring everyone can join us for our short expeditions. Unfortunately due to evacuation limitations further down the tunnel, we are unable to allow wheelchair users on our 'All the way through' trips.
  • Guide dogs are permitted onboard.
  • The tunnel can provide some interesting sensory inputs to those of us with a sensory impairment, it may be advisable to bring along some ear protection for those who need it.

Office opening times

Our office is open 9am until 3pm Monday to Friday, calls over the weekend are diverted to a member of our team and as such they can only provide information outside office hours. 

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Last date edited: 15 June 2022