Boating Holidays

Boating Holidays

Cast off and leave normal life behind as you explore the hidden world of canals and rivers. Your beautifully appointed Drifters narrow boat can take you soaring over valleys or delving under hills. Your inland waterway boating holiday will visit hidden parts of a countryside you thought had been lost for ever – or go right to the heart of cities buzzing with waterside life.

A canal holiday is different from any you’ve had before, with new adventures round every corner of the 2000 mile, 200 year old inland waterways. And your Drifters narrowboat has all the comforts of home, in a uniquely charming way.

Drifters is the largest and best barge hire fleet on the canals and rivers of England, Scotland and Wales. You have the dazzling choice of nearly 500 boats from 36 bases. You can go for a weekend with friends, take the family for a fortnight , or enjoy a very private second honeymoon – the possibilities are endless.

Canal Boating holidays

Lots of our customers are old-timers, returning again and again because the boating bug has bitten. But many others are new to boating, and if that’s you – don’t worry! Our narrow boats are designed to be easy to handle, and all our bases give comprehensive training, free of charge.

Where do I start?

It’s easy – put simple details into the box on the right, and you’ll be presented with a list of suggested boats, with prices. On each, you can click for full details of the boat, and places you can explore. And when you find one you like – just click the button, fill in your details and our friendly booking office will take over. They’ll answer any questions before finalising the booking.

Then just sit back and look forward to your boating holiday!