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New Horizons Canal Boat

21 reviews
About New Horizons Canal Boat
New Horizons is a purpose built 70ft Narrowboat. She is equiped to take people with disabilities on trips on the canal. She was launched in 1981 and is currently in her 31st year of cruising. The baot has a lift to enable people with mobility issues to enter the main cabin and a fully accessible toilet. Trips are available from April to October, morning, afternoon, all day and in the summer months during the evenings. The trip can go either towards Poynton or towards Whaley Bridge dependant on the requirements of the party or at the skippers discretion. All parties must have at least one person who has a disability or mobility issue. Age related mobility issues are acceptable. Our current clients include, local support groups, church groups, care homes and families. See us at Local festivals throughout the year.
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

We took our service users for a day out and they where so happy that we went , amazing scenic route with amazingly knowledgeable and friendly staff. I would totally recommend this to anyone with limited mobility and we will defiantly be booking again. Thankyou...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MarpleTraveller, Manager at New Horizons Canal Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Really glad you enjoyed your day, look forward to seeing you again next season

Reviewed 19 September 2018

We had an absolutely wonderful trip on the New Horizons Canal Boat today. It was so easy from start to finish - beautiful surroundings, and so comfortable and relaxed - we couldn't have asked for more!! Such an amazing opportunity for those less mobile to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MarpleTraveller, Manager at New Horizons Canal Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Glad you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 10, all thoroughly enjoy our day out on New Horizons. The boat is very well equipped and is ideal for the less abled, including a wheelchair and wheelchair lift on board. The cruise from Marple down towards Higher Poynton is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MarpleTraveller, Manager at New Horizons Canal Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks for your great review, glad you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the boat, as the very kind volunteering crew let me work the swing bridge, and even steer the boat! I am grateful for the crew members because they are hard working, friendly and we got chatting. I was telling them just how...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MarpleTraveller, Manager at New Horizons Canal Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Glad you enjoyed your day, hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Spent today in the company of Peter and Geoff. A fabulous cruise along the canal, great hospitality, facilities and ambiance. Everyone onboard had an amazing day. Thanks guys 🛥

Date of experience: August 2018
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MarpleTraveller, Manager at New Horizons Canal Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Glad you enjoyed it, hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day. The boat is well equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. The boat is comfortable and the two man crew extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The accessibility was great for a wheelchair. We had a wonderful day, thank you

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We took a group of mainly elderly people for a trip on the boat yesterday and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Noe of them wold have been able to access an ordinary canal boat and they appreciated every minute. the Skipper was very helpful and provided...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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MarpleTraveller, Chair of SCBT at New Horizons Canal Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017
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Glad you enjoyed your Canal experience

Reviewed 2 September 2017

We took my wheelchair-bound husband on this lovely narrow boat for a morning cruise from Marple to High Lane. We were looked after by the crew, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and tranquillity. It was a lovely morning so we sat out on the deck...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We did a evening trip with new horizons, we took lady who has severe mobility problem on it, it was fantastic for her to see scenery she would never normally be able to experience, we took a picnic with us and had a fantastic night,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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MarpleTraveller, Manager at New Horizons Canal Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Very glad you enjoyed your trip, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 July 2016

My 3rd trip with new horizons, twice with my mum who is in a wheelchair and another time with my volunteer work with adults with disabilities. Fantastic trip, value for money and crew. Peter is very friendly, helpful, funny and knowledgeable, as was David (sorry...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Joanne N
3 June 2018|
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Response from MarpleTraveller | Property representative |
£140 for 12 passengers for a full day. £90 for afternoon, £60 for morning. Search New Horizons Marple on the web for our website which has full details and booking availability
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Tim1961A
18 April 2017|
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Yes we welcome dogs as part of the group. Just to be aware that there may be limited opportunities to get off this would need to be discussed with the Skipper.
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