White Horse Boats narrow boats on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Canal boat hire on the Kennet & Avon

Based in Devizes, Wiltshire

We are a family-run canal boat hire business established in 1986. We operate self-drive narrowboat hire for holidays on the Kennet & Avon canal from Devizes Wharf.

We have one boat available for weekend, short break or weekly hire. We do not offer day hire.

Many of our customers appreciate our high levels of service so much that they return year after year to experience at leisure the delights of life on a narrowboat on the Kennet & Avon canal.

If you are missing our 4-berth boat ‘Moonraker’ please have a look at Lyons Boats. Gary & Sarah who run Lyons Boats have bought her and are hiring her out for short breaks on the Stratford Canal.

Our boat

We pride ourselves in ensuring that our boat is maintained to a high standard and welcome prospective customers to view the boat prior to booking their holiday.

Route options

When you hire our narrow boat you can meander through the beautiful Pewsey Vale, in the heart of rural Wiltshire, through the Savernake Tunnel and past the Crofton beam Engines towards Hungerford and Newbury eastwards.

Alternatively, you can navigate westwards via Claverton Pumping Station and Bradford-on-Avon to the city of Bath.

Our narrowboat canal holidays are based at Devizes Wharf at the top of the famous Caen Hill flight of 29 locks, but you can still take a lock-free break if you cruise to Wootton Rivers and back on a two-day escape from the rush of modern life.

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