Wandering Duck Hosted Canal Boat Weekend

Canal Boat
69 ft
10 Guests

About This Boat

Wandering Duck is a fully hosted Canal Boating Weekend.

Bring your friends and family on a unique chartered canal boat experience.

Enjoy a whole weekend exploring the UK's canals just outside Manchester.  Learn all about this hidden world.  Have a go at steering our 69ft Narrowboat, and learn how to work the locks.

Our Tours are fully hosted.  Let your experienced hosts Mark and Ruth guide you on our journey.  We'll stop at local pubs, and give you options for walking, or take our canoe for a paddle (small local charge).

Our boat can accommodate up to 10 guests in 8 bunk beds and a sofabed in the lounge (only used for 9 or 10 guests).

Our boat is fully central heated, and includes 2 bathrooms with good, hot showers, comfy full-length bunk beds with individual reading lights, a lounge with ipod docking station, acoustic guitar, books, games, and an honesty bar including a real ale hand pump serving beer from a local microbrewery (pull your own pint!)


Our tours include the following:

- Breakfast of cereals, toast & condiments, and fruit juices.

- Lunch platter of warm bread, meats, cheese & salads

- Two course home-cooked evening meal

- Fairtrade tea, real ground coffee, and hot chocolate (with marshmallows!)

- Homemade cake

- Fresh fruit



- Alcoholic drinks from the on-board honesty bar

- One evening meal in a local pub


Tours run from March to October and YOU MUST BOOK FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY.

Start your tour any time from 5pm on the Friday.  Tours finish on Sunday at 4pm.



Our tours are based around Manchester, Cheshire & Derbyshire.  As we travel slowly, our tours are one-way so that you're not having to cover the same ground twice.  All start and finish points are within walking distance of train stations, and we can also assist with taxi's (normally no more than GBP£40 per car).

Full meeting instructions are emailed to you with your booking confirmation.


  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 10 People
  • Year: 2007
  • Rental Minimum: 3 days
  • Length: 69 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Bar
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Inverter
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth

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Meet Mark


From Manchester

Member Since Feb 2014

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