Unique and Comfy Canal Boat Tour through the English Countryside

Manchester, England (United Kingdom)
Boats & Floating Homes
4 units
8 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly

The boat accommodates up to 8 travelers at a time, in groups of up to 2 travelers each. Travelers can sleep on one of the eight bunk beds split into two bedrooms, or a double sofa bed in the lounge. The boat tours are mixed sex and privacy is somewhat limited due to the nature of the boat's construction. Each bunk bed features an individual reading light and shelving for items like phones, glasses, or books. There is a lounge, a kitchen, two bathrooms, and decks on both ends of the boat. The lounge is equipped with an iPod docking station, a beer pump, an acoustic guitar, and plenty of seating. The kitchen is stocked with complementary tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and fruit. There are showers with hot water and flushing toilets in the two bathrooms. Phones and cameras can be charged with the 240v sockets found throughout the boat. There is also central heating useful for chilly days. 

The overnight tours are booked for a minimum of two nights and a maximum of three nights. Guests may request either option when submitting a booking request. The price is listed per night per guest on the two-night tour, with meals included. Private charters can be requested when submitting a booking request. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Bunk bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Fridge
  • Deck/Patio
  • Microwave
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Kitchen equipment

The cabin crew stays at the front end of the boat and prepares homemade meals that can be adjusted to suit all dietary needs if mentioned beforehand. There is a bar on the boat where guests can help themselves and pay at the end of the tour. Above the boat is a three-person canoe, which costs a small fee for guests to use. There are also small amounts of fishing tackle brought on board. All requests can be made when submitting a booking request.

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Guest Services

  • Bar/Pub

Location + Surroundings

  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars

Unique to the U.K., this overnight canal boat is the only one of its kind in the country. Guests will travel through 200-year old canals, between Manchester and Peak District, and, depending on the itinerary, pass through the impressive Derbyshire or Cheshire countrysides. The slow walking-pace of the boat gives glampers the chance to admire the rich and diverse English landscape, through aqueducts and tunnels, and past rolling hills and national parks. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Climbing

The tour boat travels at a walking pace, allowing glampers to easily jump on and off at their own leisure, whether to explore the scenery or to grab a bite to eat. Guests are encouraged to learn how to operate the boat, from steering, to working the locks and bridges. The rear deck is perfect for socializing outside and enjoying the music playing from the nearby lounge. Guests can amuse themselves with the acoustic guitar on board, or with the number of cards and games provided.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

Children under 18 years of age are allowed on private charters but not on scheduled tours .

Three-night stays include lunch and dinner on the first day, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the second day. Only breakfast is provided the third day. Breakfast includes cereal, toast and condiments, as well as fresh fruit and fruit juice. Dinner comprises of two courses of freshly prepared food, as well as homemade cake for dessert. Tea, ground coffee, and hot chocolate are all complementary, as well as soft drinks. Read more

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