Driftwood Days Boating Company

Welcome to Driftwood Days Boating Company, Narrowboat hire and Training

Welcome to Driftwood Days Boating Company, Narrowboat hire and Training

Welcome to Driftwood Days Boating Company, Narrowboat hire and TrainingWelcome to Driftwood Days Boating Company, Narrowboat hire and Training

About Us

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Quality Service and Boats

We are proud to have been inspected and accepted as a Quality Accredited Boat Yard by the British Marine Federation. 

We abide by their code of practice ensuring you get a great holiday with a quality handover, training and support from the moment you book till the end of your holiday.

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Whistling Swan

Our 4 Star 12 berth boat has been inspected by British Marine and reached the standard for this grading. This gives you the confidence that our boat is up to an expected standard and endorsed by VisitEngland.

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Emsworth

Emsworth is our 2 Star boat, she is well equipped and fitted our for group use. She is a little older than Whistling Swan but still has everything you will need for a relaxing break on the waterways.  

Narrowboat Activities and Training

From a passion for boating and all things water related we have purchased purpose built 8 and 12 berth Narrow Boats.


Emsworth sleeps 8, is well equipped and ideal for nights away. Whistling Swann sleeps 12 and is great for bigger groups.


Our RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Courses are running on the following dates:


2020 Dates now available


28th and 29th March (Sold Out)

30th and 31st March (Sold Out)


14th and 15th April (1 spaces left)

18th and 19th April (1 space left)

22 and 23rd April (Sold Out) 

25 and 26th April (3 spaces left)

29th and 30th April (1 space left)


9th and 10th May (Sold Out)

21st and 22nd May (2 Space left)


1st and 2nd June (3 Spaces left)

6th and 7th June (Sold Out)

20th and 21st June (3 Spaces Left)

25th and 26th June (3 Spaces left)


30th June and 1st July (3 Spaces left)

8th and 9th July (3 Spaces left)

11th and 12th July (3 Spaces left)



We can also setup courses mid week to suit your own dates.


If you would like to book or have any questions - please get in touch.


Contact us for booking

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What we do for our local community and youth groups.....

RYA Training

Scout Narrowboat Permit Assessments

Scout Narrowboat Permit Assessments

We are an accredited RYA training centre for Inland Waterways and Shore based courses.

Spend a day or two with us completing your training ready for your permit assessment.

Scout Narrowboat Permit Assessments

Scout Narrowboat Permit Assessments

Scout Narrowboat Permit Assessments

Paul is GLSW Scout County Narrowboat assessor and can complete your assessment on Emsworth.

Nights away Adventures

Scout Narrowboat Permit Assessments

Nights away Adventures

Emsworth sleeps 8 people and is ideal for trips away with your young people. She is well equipped with a toilet, shower, central heating, fresh water, a galley kitchen and 8 individual bunks

Badge Days

Duke of Edinburgh Residential Trips

Nights away Adventures

During the School Holidays we run Badge Days where your Cubs, Scouts and Explorers can visit us for the day. We run the Power Coxwain Badge for the Scouts and Time on the Water badges for everyone. 

Leader Social Trips

Duke of Edinburgh Residential Trips

Duke of Edinburgh Residential Trips

Always on camp with the young people? Are your leaders in need of a social or planning weekend?

Come and stay on Emsworth -either we can join you and run the boat or take her away yourselves and visit the local attractions.

Duke of Edinburgh Residential Trips

Duke of Edinburgh Residential Trips

Duke of Edinburgh Residential Trips

We are an Approved Activity Provider for DofE. During the year we will be running several residential trips for young people completing their DofE Gold, Queen Scout or Queen Guide award. 

To register your interest please message us.

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