New Extended Trips

Sunday 20th September

Join us aboard Narrow Boat Still Waters, for a 1 hour 30 minute relaxing cruise, along the Historic Ashton Canal from Portland Basin to Lumb lane Basin in Audenshaw, including return to Portland Basin.

Sit back relax, and enjoy the  tranquil setting of one England’s Historic Inland Waterways. 
12.00 noon to 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm 

Adults £10 Children £6

Click on the link to book your places and pay securely by card.

Please note UK Government legislation effective 14th September 2020 states that groups / social bubbles must not exceed six individuals. Availability of places on board is reduced to ensure social distancing.

Please don’t forget to wear your face covering.

We’re back!

From 12th July we are running our Sunday public boat trips again!

While Portland Basin Museum remains closed at the moment, please use the gate at the side of the museum to get to the boat. Parking is available near the gate.

We depart at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30pm.

Please note the following guidelines and changes:-

1) All seats and handrails will be sanitised between trips.

2) You must bring and wear a face covering (as with all current public transport journeys).

3) There are currently no toilet facilities available on board the boat or at Portland Basin Museum.

4) Payment preferred via contactless card (£5 adults and £3 child).

5) We are reducing our current passenger capacity from 50 to a max of 12 persons per trip (excluding Crew) so there will be plenty of room for social distancing in accordance with current Government recommendations.

If you would like to reserve a space on one of the three Sunday trips please send us an email ( or message via Facebook with the number of people you wish reserve for and the time slot, we will then confirm by return message.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.


School Summer Holidays!

School Holidays are here, so we will be running 40 minute public boat trips from Portland basin Museum on:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
12.30, 1.30 & 2.20 pm.
£5 adult, £3 child – pay on board.
(Subject to crew availability.)

Half Term School Holidays

Half Term School Holidays:
In addition to our normal Sunday trips, we will be running boat trips from Portland Basin Museum at 12.30, 1.30 & 2.30 pm on the following days:
Bank Holiday Monday 27th May; Thursday 30th May;
Tuesday 4th June; Thursday 6th June.
Adult: £5, Child £3. Pay on board.

Easter School Holidays – April 2019

During the Easter School Holidays, we will be running boat trips from Portland Basin Museum at 12.30, 1.30 & 2.30 pm on the following days:
Tuesday 9th;  Thursday 11th;  Sunday 14th;
Tuesday 16th;  Thursday 18th;  Good Friday 19th;
Easter Sunday 21st  &  Easter Monday 22nd April.
Adult: £5, Child £3. Pay on board.