Small Groups

Small Groups

Hire Wandering Duck for your own group

Fully Hosted Private Charters

Why not hire Wandering Duck with your family or friends. Lee & Roberta will be on hand to look after the boat and cook for you, leaving you free to enjoy the time with everyone in your party.

Birthdays

If you’re looking for a unique birthday idea, why not hire canal boat Wandering Duck along with your friends or family?

Wandering Ducks trips are ideally suited for birthday celebrations from Manchester, Derbyshire, or Cheshire.

Some birthday party groups even come in fancy dress, and you’re welcome to bring your own games and ipod, or help yourselves to our selection on board.

Fancy a cocktail to get you started? We serve wine, cider and beer on the boat. But for a small charge we’re happy to put together a cocktail of your choice if you give us a little advance notice.

Family_Getaway

Children from 2yrs upwards are welcome to come aboard the Wandering Duck. Children love the novelty of sleeping overnight on the boat.  During the day there are plenty of short walks and places to see, you can bring some books on-board, and there are always ducks to feed!

It’s not unusual for us to have 3 generations of family on board the boat, and it’s great to be able to spend time with each other without the need to take care of the boat and sort out the cooking. Leave that to us and enjoy spending time with your loved ones!

Social_Groups

We work with many social groups, including Social Circle, Spice UK, and Explorers Connect.

Canal Boating is a new experience for most members, and the unique concept of Wandering Duck is ideal for social groups.  All members can partake in steering, and working lock flights together is a great way for everyone to get to know one another.   Roberta & Lee are great hosts and you can be sure that every one of your members is made to feel welcome and included.

Work_Groups

Want to offer an extra special sales incentive at work?  Do you have a young and sociable workforce who are always looking for interesting activities?

Coming on a Wandering Duck trip is perfect for small groups of up to 8 work colleagues.  Working a flight of locks requires teamwork, so it’s a great way of getting everyone together without it being forced upon them.

The group will spend the entire trip together, including eating, drinking and sleeping in the same space, so it’s a great way to really get to know your colleagues, and a lot of fun!

Special_Interest_Groups

We’re always happy to tailor a trip to suit the interest of your own group.  Some of the many special interests we’re willing to cater for include:

  • Photography
  • Rambling
  • Watercolour
  • Bird-watching
  • Language exchange

This list is by no means exhaustive, and if you have a special interest group then contact us to discuss how we can work together to tailor a trip to suit your needs.

Hen_Weekends

Looking for a unique alternative for your Hen Weekend?

Wandering Duck could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Canal Boat Hire has become a popular choice for hen weekends. The idea of stopping in the middle of nowhere with friends, wine and some music is catching on. Think of us as a 70ft long floating campervan. But who wants to be a designated driver on a hen do?

At Wandering Duck our job is not to take over. The boat is your space, and this is very much a hands-on experience. We want you and all of your friends to have a go at steering the boat, and help out with the locks. But when you’ve had enough of playing captain, we want you to be free to have a drink and leave the work to us. Let us take care of the cooking, and we’ll be first up to make the brews and make breakfast in the morning.

2 Night Package

  • Choose between the Canal Boat Adventure 2 Night Tour Canal Boat Escape – Congleton to Marple or Canal Boat Escape – Marple to Congleton.
  • All meals, with the exception of one pub meal at guests expense
  • As with all other trips we include hot drinks, fruit and homemade cakes
  • Max group size is 8 people – if you wish to book for 9 or 10 people please contact us.
  • We can offer a range of walks and other activities, such as Oliver’s Chocolate Party
  • All meals are included in the package price with the exception of one evening meal. We will organise a pub dinner one night and can discuss your group’s preferences and budget prior to booking this. We’re also happy to supply a list of evening meals to have on the boat for your party to choose from. Examples of evening meals can be found here.Tailored to suit you
    If your hen has a particular interest then talk to us about how we can tailor the trip to suit you. We’re always open to ideas and will happily organise themed weekends to suit you. Give us a call and allow us to work with you to create your perfect hen weekend.

Stag_Weekends

Looking for a unique alternative for your Stag Weekend?Wandering Duck could be exactly what you’re looking for.Canal Boat Hire has become a popular choice for stag weekends. The idea of stopping in the middle of nowhere with beers and some music is catching on. Think of us as a 70ft long floating campervan. But who wants to be a designated driver on a stag do?At Wandering Duck our job is not to take over. The boat is your space, and this is very much a hands-on experience. We want you and all of your mates to have a go at steering the boat, and help out with the locks. But when you’ve had enough of playing captain, we want you to be free to have a drink and leave the work to us. Let us take care of the cooking, and we’ll be first up to make the brews and make breakfast in the morning.2 Night Package
  • Choose between the Canal Boat Adventure 2 Night Tour Canal Boat Escape – Marple to Congleton or Canal Boat Escape – Congleton to Marple
  • All meals, with the exception of one pub meal at guests expense
  • As with all other trips we include hot drinks, fruit and homemade cakes
  • Max group size is 8, if you wish to book for 9 or 10 people please contact us.
  • All meals are included in the package price with the exception of one evening meal. We will organise a pub dinner one night and can discuss your group’s preferences and budget prior to booking this. We’re also happy to supply a list of evening meals to have on the boat for your party to choose from. Examples of evening meals can be found here.Tailored to suit you
    If your stag has a particular interest then talk to us about how we can tailor the trip to suit you. We’re always open to ideas and will happily organise themed weekends to suit you. Give us a call and allow us to work with you to create your perfect stag weekend.
  • Add-On_Activities

    There are all sorts of ways you can make your trip on the canal boat even more active and fun.

    We are happy to arrange other activities during your time on Wandering Duck, please contact us to discuss your requirements.