A canal is an artificial lake that has been built for canal boats to travel around the country, slowly, but cheaply. Before the trains revolutionised travel the canals were designed to move heavy goods from place to placed ideal for non-perishables. water lies flat and does not follow the contours of the land, so in… Read More

Our business is centred on you having a marvellous holiday afloat on a narrowboat. We are always delighted to hear from you after your holiday and see what you’ve enjoyed on your adventure. Photos of your holiday really show what a holiday afloat is like. This collection was taken at the end of March, so… Read More

If you need a little break from the madness and feel like getting away from all the politics, then may we suggest a few days aboard a narrowboat. Slow down, relax and cruise along the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal. Bring a book or some painting. A fishing rod or just a blanket to spread… Read More

Meet the Team!

White Horse Boats is a small company with just 4 holiday hire boats and one dayboat, and our mission is to provide a friendly holiday service that meets all your standards whilst being the most competitive holiday on the Kennet and Avon Canal. We are cheaper than any like-for-like narrowboat holiday and will price match… Read More

It is that beautiful season of the perfect bluebells. We are so lucky that the canal meanders through the vale Pewsey and here you will find bluebell woods to explore and see the carpet of blue that is just spectacular now. Not far from the canal you can walk to the West Woods, or the… Read More

Imaging, early in the morning waking before the sun rises to see the magnificent stars above Wilton Windmill. This is one of the many spectacular sights you will discover as you cruise along the Kennet & Avon Canal from the comfort of one of our White Horse Boats. If you need a break, and would… Read More

Beautiful blue skies above this sloe tree blossom along the banks of the canal and through the vale of Pewsey. Spring has sprung and the hedgerows along the towpath are coming back to life to welcome our holidaymakers cruising past on our White Horse Narrow Boats. As you relax and slow down you may like… Read More

Every year we are delighted to welcome many visitors to the boats. Holiday makers come from all over the UK, but also many travel from the other side of our planet and arrive in Devizes, at the heart of Wiltshire for an English adventure on a canal boat. We really enjoy hearing about your travels… Read More

The glorious bright yellow daffodil, trumpet raised to the sun as if to herald the return of narrowboat holidays on the canal. When the sun shines the canal comes back to life with the spring flowers and lush greens once again colouring the tow paths. Next weekend sees our dayboat MOONLIGHTING take her first two… Read More

I can hardly bear to listen to the news at the moment as all I hear is deadlines, problems and views about Brexit. I am no politician and do not envy the seemly possible task with exit strategies and resolutions, all of which seem to create more difficulties and dilemmas. We at White Horse Boats… Read More