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Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours

Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth, Peak District National Park SK23 7NE, England
+44 7584 122614
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4-Day Narrowboat Adventure from Manchester to the Peak District
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Wandering Duck is the unique canal boat experience. They offer day tours for small groups of up to 8 people. Their day tours are hands-on; have a go at steering their 69ft Narrowboat, or help work the locks.
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Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth, Peak District National Park SK23 7NE, England
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

We did the day trip from Whaley Bridge to Romiley as a group of 10 (wide age group). Highly recommend giving this a go: a great way to spend the day and it's something a little different. Very peaceful trip, lovely scenery, and Ruth and...More

Thank Richard B
Mark B, Owner at Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2015

Hi Richard, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Really pleased you all enjoyed the day trip. I hope you can join us on a weekend trip some time in the future. Best wishes, Mark

Reviewed 19 July 2015

We are 7 friends aged from mid 60's to almost 80, with varying degrees of mobility (although all able to get on & off & move around the boat unaided). We went on the relaxing escape trip from Congleton to Marple & it was fantastic....More

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Mark B, Owner at Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2015

Thanks very much Kate. I hope this inspires others who may be a little unsure to give it a go. It was lovely to meet you all and thanks for leaving us your amazing jams :-) I hope you continue to find new adventures together....More

Reviewed 9 July 2015

We booked a day trip from Romiley to Whaley Bridge: a family day out to celebrate two birthdays and had a lovely day. Ruth and Mark are really nice and allowed everyone to have a go at steering. Hopping off and on the boat to...More

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Mark B, Owner at Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Thanks Claire, It was a pleasure to meet you all and I'm glad you all had a good time. I know you're familiar with the canals but I hope it's inspired the others to come back on their own canal holiday or even come with...More

Reviewed 1 July 2015

We were delighted to stumble across Wandering Duck tours when planning a surprise to celebrate my fathers retirement. Admittedly, we were very apprehensive when booking because this is not the type holiday we would usually book. But believe me, sometimes doing something out of your...More

Thank Jadiejade
Mark B, Owner at Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Thanks Jade, It was lovely to meet you and your family and I'm pleased you all had such a good time. It's great that you mentioned the Jazz club too - we love that place! I think some people are nervous about doing something like...More

Reviewed 30 June 2015

We had an absolute blast on the 'adventure trip'. Mark and Ruth really focus on the detail to make the trip truly special. Ruth's cooking was 1st class. Scenery and leisurely pace made for a great weekend of chat and laughs. Thanks guys, will be...More

Thank palacemeister17
Mark B, Owner at Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Thanks for the review; much appreciated! I'm glad you guys all had a good time. I hope we see you again some time! All the best, Mark.

Reviewed 28 June 2015

Had a fabulous day trip yesterday with Ruth and Mark on the Peak Forest Canal from Whaley Bridge to Romiley. The weather was kind to us which was good as there were 12 of us including Ruth and Mark on the boat so it would...More

Thank ManchesterBlueboy44
Mark B, Owner at Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Thanks for the great review! Ruth and I are pleased you enjoyed the day. I hope it inspires you to hire your own boat some day for a longer holiday. Of course, you're very welcome to join us for a weekend next time! Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic weekend on the Wandering Duck for a 40th birthday celebration. A very enjoyable and relaxing way to spend time away from it all. We travelled from Whaley Bridge through countryside and right into the centre of Manchester. Good opportunity to visit...More

Thank Simon H
Mark B, Owner at Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2015

Thanks very much Simon! I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I'm pleased everyone had such a good time. My photos are not a patch on yours but I hope you enjoy looking through them. Take care and maybe we'll see you...More

Reviewed 20 June 2015

Thank you Ruth and Mark, our hosts, a most interesting four day canal trip from Manchester to Whaley Bridge. Excellent food (well done Ruth), fascinating cosmopolitan passengers, fine weather, picturesque scenery and to top it all the Wandering Duck won the pub quiz! Manny &...More

Thank Manny A
Mark B, Owner at Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2015

Manny & Jean, Thanks for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both. Our trip made it in to the newspaper in Germany and the honeymoon couple had their photo in the paper! We had a lovely trip and I'm pleased...More

Reviewed 18 June 2015

Ruth and Mark were wonderful and patient hosts who provided excellent meals, very comfortable accommodation and information about canals and locks and all this contributed to a restful, but fun, time. I would highly recommnd them to anyone seeking such an adventure.More

Thank Paula M
Mark B, Owner at Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2015

Thanks Paula, It's really nice to receive such positive feedback. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sure the rest of your time in the UK flew by but I hope you had a really great time after you left us too....More

Reviewed 17 June 2015

Brilliant, unique, relaxing experience. Booked this as best man for my best mates 'Stag do' - we are all getting on a bit (mid 30's) so wanted something rustic & interesting that we would remember. The trip didn't disappoint. They catered exactly for what we...More

Thank samjburg
Mark B, Owner at Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2015

Cheers Sam, We really appreciate that kind words. It was a fun weekend. Loved the stag's costume too, but like we said I think he got away quite lightly! Enjoy the wedding and hope to see you again some time. Mark

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Denise S
Are dogs allowed plz?
8 May 2015|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Hi Denise, Unfortunately dogs are not allowed. I am asthmatic and our boat is carpeted so it's not practical from that point of view. I am a dog lover myself and there are many dogs on live-aboard canal boats, but in our... More
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