Be the star in your own holiday film

holiday video

A great souvenir to show family and friends.

Get 'Droned' on your Narrowboat Holiday


How about the ultimate memento to remember your holiday, imagine showing your friends and family back home a *10+ minute video of the scenery you travelled through by narrowboat. 

But with one difference, you and your family are the stars. UAV pilots will meet you at arranged meeting points and record footage of your amazing holiday. What could be better than cruising over the highest navigable aqueduct in the world, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and having the footage to keep and show everyone. 

To make it more personal if you capture any footage on your phone or camera, such as a birthday party or a family hike up to Dinas Bran Castle, we can place that personal moment in the short film for you. (Just make sure you shoot it in landscape, so it fits with the rest of the film). 

bd eye aerial pilots are regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and our insurance is only valid when we comply with their regulations and guidance.

This service is very much weather dependant, product will be supplied on usb memory stick.

10+ minute video £120-00. Photo over aqueduct £50-00

At checkout tick drone photo or video.


At handover, pleasant staff and good instruction. Like the modern easy living style

James Deer

Loved it!

Very nice layout, comfortable bed and chairs. Lovely boat, clean linen and towels. TV signal dodgy which is understandable



Lovely condition and fresh looking. Staff always helpful and friendly by email, phone and face to face

S Moel


What a fun craft, verbal and written instructions were thorough and effective. We quickly became adequate in operating the vehicle, but now there is less paint on the hull!!


Something different

Beautifully appointed. Good central heating. Good lighting. Nice size. Clean!! Its a great boat

John W

Clean and tidy

Clean and fit upon arrival – very good. Paul gave a thorough orientation – Thank you – ideal for the beginner


Can’t wait

Perfect Stunning! A thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all. The staff are all absolute stars. Once again thank you Crest Narrowboats!! We’ll be back

Mrs Parker

Really Good Experience

Our first narrowboat experience and the staff at Crest were excellent. Boat was in good condition, no mechanical issues at all. Allowed us to pick up the boat early and get on the water. Great introduction and walk round at pickup along with a short cruise where the staff member came with us and made sure we knew how to turn the boat. Llangollen canal has a bit of everything for a first timer. Two viaducts, tunnels, and a couple of locks. The advice to head to Ellesmere first before attempting Llangollen is well worth following as some practice before navigating the narrows was very useful. Also by heading for Llangollen later in the week we seemed to miss the worst of the traffic. Would highly recommend Crest!

Andrew H

Family Break

Really pleasurable experience, would not hesitate to recommend.

We began our experience on a Saturday, our boat, Dinas Bran, was ready for us nice and early to begin our trip. The staff at the Marina were so helpful, they went above and beyond and it really helped our trip.

The boat itself was more than adequate for 6 people, everything on board that you could possibly need.

We would recommend this experience to those with young or older children, there is plenty to do for everyone. The run from Chirk to Ellesmere has some delightful views and you can’t beat going over the aqueduct


Our 1st narrowboat holiday – amazing!

My parents, doggo and I hired the narrowboat “Angharad” for our first canal adventure. We picked up the boat (it was clean, tidy and ready to go) and were given a walkthrough of the vessel and some instruction afloat, this was done by Chris who was very helpful and entertaining.
The canal was amazing, with picturesque countryside views, tunnels, locks, bridges and aqueducts. A brilliant introduction to canal holidays – now we want to go again!
Thank you to Crest Narrowboats for being so welcoming!

Sam D

First time and definitely won’t be our last time!

This was our first experience on a canal boat and it definately won’t be our last! We arrived at Chirk Marina and was warmly greeted by the staff there. After a quick tour and demonstration we were on our way. We decided on a route with the destination being Ellesmere. We decided on this route as with travelling with children the experience of crossing the aqueduct, chirk tunnel and the 2 locks made the experience more of an adventure!
We travelled on the Cadi Fach which is a 4-6 berth boat. The boat was well equipped with all the necessities for our weekend away. The boat itself was immaculately clean and well presented with all matching furnishings. I would definately recommend Crest Narrowboats and look forward to booking again with you next year!
Thank you Dorothy and all staff

Natasha B

Fun on the Llangollen Canal

This was our first time doing a narrowboat cruise and I’m so glad we went with Crest. Their tutorial got us underway quickly and the staff was friendly, cheerful and patient. Located in Chirk means you have easy access to the spectacular Llangollen Canal! Again, we’ve only gone on one trip but everyone we talked to said this trip was the one to do. Go in one direction and you have farms, fields, grazing cattle and sheep and small villages. Go in the other direction and you’re in the Welsh highlands, headed for the spectacular Pontylssomething Aqueduct. (I can’t spell Welsh words very well).

Jeff H

Crest Narrowboats