Welcome to all Canal & River Trust staff
Drifters is a collection of some of the most respected names on the waterways. They are all long established companies working together to provide the best choice and the best service. All of the 550 boats exceed the minimum standards of the Tourist Board inspectors.
CANAL & RIVER TRUST STAFF DISCOUNT OFFER FROM DRIFTERS
10% off drifters.co.uk website prices at the point of booking.
This offer is available to:
- Canal & River Trust staff
- Staff working for Kier, Land & Water, Fountains, AMCO and Inspired People on CRT contracts
- Members of Council, Partnerships and Advisory Groups
Ensure that when making the booking you request the Canal & River Trust Staff discount. This is important, as we cannot allow any discounts retrospectively.
If you are a CRT, Kier, Land & Water, AMCO, or Fountains staff member, you will be asked for your payroll number or Fundraiser ID to qualify.
If you are a Council, Partnership or Advisory Group member, please quote CRT228
How to make your holiday booking
- Check the availability of boats for the date/area you wish to visit here
- Once you have selected the holiday that you wish to book, call the Drifters booking team on 0344 984 0322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make the booking.
- Remember that you must state that you are a Canal & River Trust person when making the booking and provide your payroll number.
- The discount applies to the boat’s online price at the time of booking, but not any extras, such as fuel or damage waiver.
- The discount cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.
- The CRT person claiming the discount must be the Hirer, responsible for the boat, and present throughout the holiday.
- In the case of bookings for more than one boat, the discount is available only on boats for which condition 6 applies. Additional boats will be subject to the Operator’s normal Flotilla Discount, if applicable.
Drifters Members include:
ABC Boat Hire
200 boats from 14 bases spread right across the canal network including Scotland. ABC Boat Hire is the largest boat hire company on the canals, but still maintains the high traditions of customer service and top quality boats that the founders instilled when there was just one yard called Alvechurch Boat Centres.
Anglo Welsh Waterways Holidays
With a choice of 11 bases and 160 boats, their cruising options are varied and extensive, with many out and back trips, or cruising rings to choose from.
Black Prince Holidays
100 boats from 9 bases. Black Prince is one of the biggest companies on the canals with strategically situated bases that enable you to explore virtually all the main canals of England, Scotland and Wales.
17 boats from two bases in Yorkshire and (just) Lancashire. Yorkshire’s longest-established hire fleet offers you the rare chance to explore all the county’s navigable waterways, including all three trans-Pennine canals.
16 boats from one base in Staffordshire. A small, family company operating from the picture postcard village of Brewood on the Shropshire Union Canal.
Offering a choice of high quality narrowboats for hire from two bases, Napton Narrowboats offers over 25 years of experience and personal service. The company has boat yards at Napton on the Oxford Canal and Autherley Junction on the Shropshire Union Canal.
Operating out of Stockton and Warwick on the Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire, Kate Boats is a family owned narrowboat holiday business offering a range of high quality canal boats for hire.
Based at Devizes in Wiltshire, Foxhangers is family owned and run and has been offering quality self-drive narrowboat holidays on the Kennet & Avon Canal since 1997.
Union Canal Carriers
Offering self-drive narrowboat holidays from its base at Braunston in the heart of the canal network, Union Canal Carriers is a family owned and run business that has been offering canal boats for hire for over 50 years.
Click here for Drifters Hire Base contact details.
|Acton Bridge||Trent & Mersey||Black Prince||01527 575115|
|Aldermaston||Kennet & Avon||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Alvechurch||Worcs & Birmingham||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Anderton||Trent & Mersey/R Weaver||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Autherley Junction||Shropshire Union Canal||Napton Narrowboats||01902 789942|
|Barnoldswick||Leeds & Liverpool||Shire Cruisers||01422 832712|
|Bath Sydney Wharf||Kennet & Avon||Anglo Welsh||0117 304 1122|
|Blackwater Meadow||Llangollen||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Bradford on Avon||Kennet & Avon||Black Prince||01527 575115|
|Braunston||Grand Union Mainline||Union Canal Carriers||01788 890784|
|Brewood||Shropshire Union||Countrywide Cruisers||01902 850166|
|Bunbury||Shropshire Union||Anglo Welsh||0117 304 1122|
|Chirk||Llangollen||Black Prince||01527 575115|
|Devizes||Kennet & Avon||Foxhangers||01380 827808|
|Ely||River Ouse||Black Prince||01527 575115|
|Falkirk||Union/Forth & Clyde||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Falkirk||Union/Forth & Clyde||Black Prince||01527 575115|
|Gailey||Staffs & Worcs||ABC Boat Hire||01902 790612|
|Gayton||Grand Union||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Goytre||Mon & Brec||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Great Haywood||Trent & Mersey||Anglo Welsh||0117 304 1122|
|Hilperton||Kennet & Avon||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Kings Orchard||Staffordshire & Worcestershire||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Lower Heyford||Oxford Canal||Black Prince||01527 575115|
|Monkton Coombe||Kennet & Avon||Anglo Welsh||0117 304 1122|
|Napton||North Oxford||Black Prince||01527 575115|
|Napton Marina||Oxford Canal||Napton Narrowboats||01926 813644|
|Oxford||River Thames||Anglo Welsh||0117 304 1122|
|Peak District||Trent & Mersey/Caldon Canal||Black Prince||01527 575115|
|Rugby||North Oxford||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Sowerby Bridge||Rochdale Canal/Calder & Hebble Navigation||Shire Cruisers||01422 832712|
|Stockton||Grand Union Mainline||Kate Boats||01926 492968|
|Stoke Prior||Worcs & Birmingham||Black Prince||01527 575115|
|Tardebigge||Worcs & Birmingham||Anglo Welsh||0117 304 1122|
|Trevor||Llangollen||Anglo Welsh||0117 304 1122|
|Warwick||Grand Union Mainline||Kate Boats||01926 492968|
|Whitchurch||Llangollen||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Whixall Marina||Llangollen||Anglo Welsh||0117 304 1122|
|Wootton Wawen||Stratford Canal||Anglo Welsh||0117 304 1122|
|Worcester||Worcs & Birm/River Severn||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|
|Wrenbury||Llangollen||ABC Boat Hire||0330 333 0590|