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Hire a canal boat for Mother’s Day

Published on February 12, 2015 By pressguru

Why not spoil the hard-working Mum in your life with a relaxing day on the water, nourished by a posh picnic afloat or a pub lunch along the way. We offer day boat hire at 12 of our bases, from less than £12 per person. Full tuition is included so those new to canal boating can […]

Celebrate the Worcester & Birmingham Canal’s Bicentenary

Published on December 1, 2014 By pressguru

…travel along this beautiful historic waterway, from the cathedral City of Worcester, through the green hills of Worcestershire to the vibrant centre of Birmingham In 2015 it will be 200 years since the Worcester & Birmingham Canal opened. This popular 29-mile long historic waterway starts in Worcester as an off-shoot of the River Severn, and […]

Top 5 epic canal boat journeys

Published on November 5, 2014 By pressguru

Britain’s 2,000-mile canal network offers a huge variety of canal boat holiday routes, from easy short breaks with no locks through to epic journeys around cruising rings, which take weeks and involve a lot of locks! Weekly hire in 2015 starts at £480 and Drifters operators usually offer discounts on the second week of hire. […]

Hire a canal boat for Father’s Day

Published on May 1, 2014 By pressguru

Day boat hire on the canals offers the chance to treat Dads with a fun day out on the water, nourished by a pint and a pub lunch along the way. We offer day boat hire from ten of our bases, from less than £12 per person. Full tuition is included so those new to canal […]

Hire a canal boat for Mother’s Day

Published on February 10, 2014 By pressguru

Day boat hire on the canals offers the chance to spoil hard-working Mums with a relaxing day floating along a canal or river, nourished by a posh picnic afloat or a pub lunch along the way. Drifters offers day boat hire from nine of its bases, from less than £12 per person. Full tuition is included […]

Take a break from the rat race

Published on July 2, 2013 By pressguru

…Jo Tynan reviewed a short break Drifters canal boat holiday from Napton for Cambridge News, 1 June 2013. I’m busy. You’re busy. We are all busy. I am too busy to write this travel review and you are too busy to read it. But read it you must because I have found a holiday where […]

Top 20 Canal Boat Names

Published on June 20, 2013 By pressguru

With the help of the Canal & River Trust, Drifters has gathered a list of the top 20 most popular canal boat names: 1. Kingfisher 2. Dragonfly 3. Phoenix 4. Willow 5. Merlin 6. Poppy 7. Serenity 8. Tranquility 9. Serendipity 10. Sapphire  11. Dreamcatcher 12. Free Spirit 13. Blue Moon 14. Freedom 15. Narrow Escape 16. Grace 17. Bluebell 18. […]

It’s a life of leisure on a canal break

Published on June 4, 2013 By pressguru

David Jackson reviews his short break canal boat holiday from Drifters’ base at Gayton.  This review was published in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo on 23 May 2013. Prior to stepping on foot on the narrowboat I’d be calling home for a few days, my experience on boats was minimal. Other than travelling across the English […]

Get the family afloat this summer

Published on April 3, 2013 By pressguru

Narrowboat holidays offer families the chance to set off on an adventure together – learning how to work the locks, navigate tunnels, speak the boating lingo, spot wildlife, explore mile upon mile of traffic-free towpaths and visit waterside attractions along the way. All our operators provide hirers with life jackets and boat steering tuition. Bikes […]