Top 20 Canal Boat Names

Posted by on June 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

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. […]

Celebrity Canal Boaters

Posted by on June 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Over a quarter of a million people enjoy canal boating every year on Britain’s peaceful network of canal and rivers, including a number of celebrities. Last month, the BBC’s outdoor girl Julia Bradbury enjoyed a trip on a canal boat at the Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival. Julia said:“I thoroughly enjoyed exploring some of […]

Visit a castle on your next canal boat holiday

Posted by on May 16, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Narrowboat holidays are a great way to sightsee and there are hundreds of top historic attractions on, or close to, Britain’s 3,000-mile canal network. We’ve listed of our top five favourite canalside castles to visit on your next holiday afloat, together with our nearest canal boat hire base.   Warwick Castle on the River Avon…said to be […]

Hire a canal boat for Father’s Day

Posted by on April 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm

  Pubs and boats – sound like a good combination for a Father’s Day treat? Most Dads would agree there’s nothing quite like messing about in boats, so why not hire a canal boat for the day and plan a visit to a pub along the way. Drifters offers day boat hire at nine of […]

Get the family afloat this summer

Posted by on April 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

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 […]

The Droitwich Canal

Posted by on May 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm

The Droitwich Canal is now celebrating its first full year since re-opening to navigation. So, it’s still a bit of an unknown to most people on the canals – this makes it rather exciting. Droitwich Spa is just north of Worcester and it’s easy to get to from several Drifters bases (Alvechurch, Tardebigge, Stoke Prior […]

Visit the Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival by Canal Boat

Posted by on April 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

With visitor moorings right in the centre of town, Drifters’ base at Wootton Wawen, near Henley-in-Arden, offers the chance to visit the 2012 Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival by canal boat. Headline speakers at this year’s event, taking place 22 April to 7 May, include Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy, Iain Banks, Jeremy Paxman, PD James, Jenni […]


Posted by on July 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

DRIFTERS DISCOUNTS SUMMER HOLIDAYS …Drifters Waterway Holidays is now is offering 15 per cent off all its July and August bookings, giving people the chance take to the water for less this Summer and enjoy some holiday fun afloat.  From lazing on the Llangollen to cruising through the Capital, Britain’s canals offer the fastest way […]

Boaters Flock to Stone Food & Drink Festival

Posted by on June 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Drifters Waterway Holidays invites holiday-makers to moor up in Stone this autumn for a real gastronomic treat At the north Staffordshire town of Stone on the Trent & Mersey Canal, along the route of the Four Counties Ring, plans are well underway for its 2011 food and drink festival to be held Friday 30 September […]