White Horse Boats has a fleet of just 5 narrowboats. It is owned by David and Caron, and with them I run the office in Burbage and Poppy manages the boats and turnaround staff in Devizes.

turnaround day

All the boats are located at Devizes Wharf which is at the heart of The Great West Way. We are on the canal just behind The Wharf Theatre and near the Kennet & Avon Canal Museum and The Wharf Tearooms. This small community is made up of volunteers and employed staff who all enjoy being on and around the water.

We have 4 holiday hire narrowboats and MOONLIGHTING for dayhire. Moonstruck, Moonfleet and Moonshine are 3 practically identical six-berth boats; perfect for families or 2 couples. Each has two ensuite showrooms and the galley kitchen with dinette seating that can be converted to a third double bed. We have one 47′ narrowboat named Moonraker, which is ideal for couples, although can sleep 4 people if you make up the armchair beds. You can hire for a minimum of 3 nights, up to 2 weeks (or more if you wish). All the holidays start either on a Monday or a Friday.

Moonfleet at the wharf

We welcome families and dogs and anyone wanting to cruise and relax into the slower pace. This section of the canal is beautiful and tranquil so we do not encourage rowdy groups (stag or hen type parties) to hire from Devizes. If you fancy a lively party with nightlife then Bradford to Bath would be more fun for you. We are quite happy to hire to a groups of friends, but if you are booking a single sex party please do email me just so I can check that this is the sort of holiday you want!

MOONLIGHTING allows you to get out on the water and try it out! You can hire her for the day and cruise along to Honeystreet, with up to 10 people aboard (dogs welcome too). Full tuition given and lifejackets available for all. Moonlighting cruises on all days, except Mondays and Fridays as we are too busy with the Holiday Hire Boats.

If you would like a holiday afloat or just fancy a day on the water with a group of friends and family then we are the perfect palce to start looking. We are always competitive and will price match any like-for-like price you find on the K&A (excluding special offers such run by discount companies). If you find something similar please do let us make you a better offer, however we are confident that our prices are some of the lowest you will find. As we are a small family business and we can give you a personalised service; if any goes wrong we are here to sort it out and put it right. We are delighted to welcome every aboard, but it is always nice to see happy customers returning year after year.

The cruising season of 2019 is very nearly over and soon the boats will be wrapped up for winter. They will cruise again in February when you will see them with a fresh coat of paint so that our Fleet of Five remain the smartest and shiniest fleet on the Kennet & Avon Canal.