CANAL BOAT HIRE ON UK CANALS AND RIVERS
Drifters Waterways Holidays is a consortium of privately owned self-drive hire boat companies set up to promote enjoyment of canal holidays to potential customers nationally and globally.
We have 590 Holiday Hire Boats operating from 47 sites spread throughout the canals of England, Wales and Scotland, as well as sites on the Fens and the River Thames. A number of these locations also offer Day Boat Hire.
To become involved with Drifters, members have to subscribe to the highest standards. We invest more than all other operators put together in new boats each year.
All members are trained and accredited by British Marine for Hire Boat Instruction and Handover Procedures. Click here for more details
We are at the forefront in setting new standards in safety and customer care and are currently taking the lead in introducing a new safety DVD for the Canal & River Trust, the third one in which we have been involved.
We work in partnership with the Canal & River Trust in promoting the canals and offering advice to them for the greater enjoyment of our customers’ holidays.
The Crofton Beam Engines make the @guardian's Top 10 best small museums list. The museum is on the Kennet & Avon Canal near Marlborough. You can reach it on a #narrowboatholiday from our Aldermaston or Devizes bases buff.ly/2RKdG6R pic.twitter.com/yTgAaS4znk
From terrapins and Zebra mussels, to pill boxes and ghosts, we've listed our Top 10 quirky canal facts to explore buff.ly/3tgQvy9 #narrowboatholiday #staycation #lifesbetterbywater pic.twitter.com/vVrukHqxJj
From Drifters base at Falkirk on the Scottish Lowland canals, you can cruise to Edinburgh and back, crossing the awesome Avon Aqueduct along the way @scottishcanals #narrowboatholiday #staycation pic.twitter.com/pkW9A6h7yS