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)


Why not join us on our Meat & Potato Pie Cruise on Wednesday 27th November 2019 @ 6.30pm
2 Hour Cruise | Free Parking | Bring Your Own Drink | Sail From Portland Basin






Our Calender

Why not check out when we are next out on trips from Portland Basin!



Private - School Trip


Date: Mon 11 Nov 2019
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Event Details:
School Boat Trip Portland Basin - through Lock 1 HNC & Return



Private School Boat Trip


Date: Tue 12 Nov 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Event Details:
School Boat Trip Portland Basin - through Lock 1 HNC & Return



Public Boat Trip


Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
Time: 12:30 - 13:10
Event Details:
Join us as we set sail down the canal and learn about the local history on and off the canal.



Public Boat Trip


Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
Time: 13:30 - 14:10
Event Details:
Join us as we set sail down the canal and learn about the local history on and off the canal.