Essential Info

Download useful information about DART

Whether you’re booking a holiday or volunteering with DART, all the information and resources you need are available to download on this page.  If you would like to read more about Dart and what we offer, please read this years newsletter.Newsletter 2016

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, or elsewhere on our website, we’d be happy to answer any other questions. Please contact us.

If you are ready to make your booking?

Please note you will need adobe reader to access these documents – please download here if you do not have this facility.

If you are ready to book, great;  Here is the Passenger Booking Form complete in full and send by email or post with your deposit.

If you are travelling with more than 2 in your group , please complete the Group Reservation Form

In order to help you by asking questions about your condition and to help you comply with relevant legislation,  we ask all passengers to complete a Risk Assessment Form.  The questions asked will help you to see what (if any) extra help you may need and also help us to ensure you have the best holiday possible.   It will help also with your planning , especially if you have a wheelchair or mobility issues. Please complete and return by email or post : Risk Assessment Form 

If you have an assistance dog, you can bring them on our boats and they can holiday with you. Please read more here: Policy on assistance dogs

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully before booking. Our Policy & Procedures download will give you a clear idea of the way our holidays work: please read those too.

Travel and maps

Ready to travel to your wharf for the start of your holiday, here are the maps for each wharf Travelling to Great Bedwyn or  Travelling to Foxhangers, where the DART boats are based. (Please see your confirmation letters and the individual holiday descriptions for details of where your trip will depart.)

Thinking of volunteering?

You may be thinking of volunteering or becoming crew, here is our Volunteer Application Form. If you complete the form, we’ll be in touch to have a chat with you about how you can help us – thanks for thinking of offering us your time, without volunteers helping us none of the Trust’s work would be possible.

We like to keep shipshape, for the comfort and safety of everyone on board. Here’s what we do and how we do it:Daily Cleaning Check List

Volunteers can claim out of pocket expenses while they are participating in one of our trips. Download an Expenses Form

Trip Manager Briefings

You would like to make a Donation

DART benefits greatly from charitable donations, without donations we would not be able to continue the valuable work of the Trust.  Every donation is valuable to us, we would like to make all donations work harder by asking you to complete a Gift Aid Declaration form.  This will increase your donation , the Government will add the tax normally payable on donations to the sum you have kindly given, if you are a taxpayer.  Thank you for your generosity.

DART Annual Reports

As a charity we are answerable to the Charity Commission.

Click to see our  Charity Commission summary which will open on a new page

Useful Links

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to arrange your trip, so there’s more useful information here.

Travel planning – plan your travel in Great Britain by bus, rail, coach and ferry
Travel advice  – expert travel advice for the disabled traveller

There are some other websites that we think you might be interested in visiting. We’ve included a few below, such as links to organisations that arrange similar holidays and some about canals. It isn’t an exhaustive list, and in highlighting them DART are not indicating they meet our expectations or approved by us.  If you’ve seen something you think we should add, please get in touch
Disabled Holiday Info – many useful links for holidays in the UK, Europe and rest of the world
Heads up Holidays – tailor-made holidays for the disabled
Jubilee Sailing Trust – tall ship sailing for the able-bodied and disabled
Canal and Rivers Trust – learn more about canals, rivers and boating

Autism friendly holiday villa– Villa set up to assist with autistic visitors

Another useful page if you are travelling a little further a field travelling abroad with medical condition