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We provide fully accessible boat trips from Portland Basin!


Why not join us on board our narrow boat Still Waters, for a relaxing Boat Trip along the Historic Ashton Canal from Portland Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne?

Our public trips are 40 minutes (return), long enough to see the view that you don't see from the street.
While you relax on board you will learn about local heritage, see and feel the history of Ashton-under-Lyne!

Our boat has a wheelchair lift which makes Still Waters fully accessible for all friends and family.

Still Waters
Our "Still Waters" Canal Boat

dogs allowed on board

Boat Ride Prices

Public Trips

Adult - £5
Child - £3

Private Hire

1 Hour - £150
2 Hours - £200
Any duration thereafter per hour
£75


Charity & School Groups
£75 Per Hour Flat Rate


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About Still Waters

Narrow Boat - Still Waters is 72 feet long and seats 51 people. It is manned entirely by volunteers from Tameside Canal Boat Trust providing boat trips along our local Heritage network of Canals - from Portland Basin in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside.
The boat has disabled access, including disabled toilet facilities, is Dog friendly, and can be hired privately by anyone, for any occasion:

  • Private Hire
  • Work - Parties
  • Schools
  • Care Groups
  • Church Groups
  • Birthdays
  • Wedding receptions
  • Christenings


Our Running Times

Saturdays & Sundays
12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Pay on board, no booking required

(Call first to check that the boat is running)

Special Events


Christmas 2019




Why not get into the Christmasy Mood with a Boat trip with Mulled Wine & a Mince Pie.
The Trip lasts 40 Minutes (Approx) which we set sail at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm


Dates In December
Sat 7th & Sun 8th
Sat 14th & Sun 15th
Sat 21st & Sun 22d


So why not get your tickets booked below:




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