Welcome to the wonderful world of narrowboating, the fastest way of slowing down, through the stunning Vale of Pewsey. We can even offer lock-free Weekend Breaks and Dayhire!



Narrowboat Holidays
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Devizes Wharf
Moonshine at Burbage
Relax & Unwind
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Holiday with us here on the Kennet & Avon Canal and that is exactly what we hope you’ll do… relax, take it easy, chill out and enjoy one of the most outstanding stretches of canal in the country!

Immerse yourself in the breathtakingly beautiful Vale of Pewsey as you meander towards the great Savernake Forest and the gentle Kennet Valley. Discover Wiltshire’s famous White Horses and Crop Circles. Visit sleepy villages, bustling towns… or just sit back and let the scenery unfold in front of you… boat, walk, cycle, or even canoe using our narrowboats as your ‘pied a l’eau’.

Holiday Hire

Holiday Hire can be 3, 4 or 7 nights aboard (weekends, mid-weeks, weeks or longer). Our Short Breaks are lock-free if you want them to be – ideal for first timers and novice crews. But don’t worry if you want to work locks: there are plenty further along for the more adventurous.

Starting from Devizes Wharf and travelling East towards Hungerford and Newbury… have a look at our routes. Please note: we do not allow our boats to go west towards Bath or down the Caen Hill Locks, neither do we permit navigation on the Thames. All bookings are made in line with our Terms & Conditions of hire.

2022 Season: Moonraker, Moonshine, Moonfleet and Moonstruck are all available to hire from 18th March until mid-November. Holiday hire starts at 2pm on Mondays (midweek breaks, weeks or longer) or Fridays (weekend breaks, weeks or longer).

2023 Season: We are already taking bookings on both holiday and day hire boats. The Holiday Hire season starts on Friday 17th March 2023 and runs to end November. The Dayhire season starts from the first weekend of March to the last weekend of October

Day Hire

Moonlighting at Swingbridge

Our Dayhire allows you to cruise into glorious Wiltshire countryside through the Vale of Pewsey as far as either All Cannings with its lovely pub, The Kings Arms, for a great lunch; or to Honeystreet, overlooked by the Alton Barnes White Horse. Simply bring a picnic with you to enjoy as you cruise, moor up and spread yourselves out on the towpath or open fields nearby. A dayhire on MOONLIGHTING, MOONDANCING or MOONGAZING is the perfect introduction to narrowboating, with full training given. There are no locks to negotiate so a dayhire is ideal for novices as well as old hands who just want to get back on the water. All bookings are made in line with our standard Terms & Conditions of hire.

Moonlighting, Moondancing and Moongazing are available for hire every day from the beginning of March to end of October.

Our Boats

We love our holiday boats! We think that they’re the smartest on the water: fully equipped with everything you might need from 240V and USB points, flatscreen TV/DVD players, iPad connectivity, to the basics such as washing up kit and central heating…all you need to do is bring your own personal clothing, bedding, towels, food and drink provisions, and you’re all set for a holiday afloat! Thoroughly cleaned and checked for every hire, we are proud to present the boats in fabulous condition and hope you are delighted with your holiday aboard a White Horse narrowboat.

Peace of Mind

Your time afloat with us is one of the safest on water – we even have a 24hr manned emergency call-out phone for your added peace of mind – and we willingly provide buoyancy aids for children and non-swimmers. Full tuition is provided so that even a total novice will set off feeling confident about their first waterway adventure!  We recommend you read the Canal & Rivers Trust’s The Boaters Handbook and watch The Boaters’ Handbook Video before you embark on your holiday; these links are all sent to you via email on booking. All bookings are made in line with our standard Terms & Conditions of hire.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

David, Caron, Eryl & Cavan