Specially Equipped Boats

Wheelchair accessible and specially adapted boats

DART riverboat holidays feature accommodation suitable for the disabled.  The boats we use cater for a wide range of special needs. The boats are wide-beam, so each of them is wheelchair accessible.


Will my wheelchair fit?

Wheelchairs with the following maximum dimensions can be accommodated on board our boats, with room to manoeuvre: width 70cm (27.5″), length from rear to front of front wheels 100cm (39″). The additional space of the wide-beam boats also makes it easier for people with mobility difficulties to enjoy their holiday.


What special equipment do you provide?

Equipment on board the boats includes hydraulic lifts, wide-access boarding ramps, low-level bunks, specially fitted showers and toilets. They have large, low-set windows, providing great views of the countryside we pass along the way.

In addition, we can provide the following equipment on request: transfer hoist, shower chair, commode, cot sides and perching stool.


Safety first!

Life jackets will be provided, in a range of sizes. Bedding and linen is not provided. We will provide you with a list of things to bring, to help with your packing.

If there’s anything else that you need to make your holiday easier, please ask. We’ll do our best to help.