If you have always fancied a go on a narrowboat, then dayhire is the perfect introduction. Full training is given at the start of your day and you and your friends/family can all learn to steer a narrowboat. Even the children can have a go (properly supervised by a responsible adult of course!) Life jackets are available for everyone, but we insist the children wear them. Our dayboat MOONLIGHTING takes up to 10 and dogs are welcome at no extra cost (maximum of 4 dogs).

Departing Devizes Wharf 9:30am, returning by 5:30pm (available early March to late October). Click here to see the Dayhire Route.

35ft traditional steel narrowboat with super silenced engine

  • ‘Semi trad’ stern (which means that the rear deck is enclosed to offer socialising space in safety)
  • 2 ring gas hob, with pots/pans and teapot/cafetière
  • Crockery, cutlery and glassware for 10 people
  • Fold away table and chairs
  • Cool box charge point
  • Toilet compartment
  • Radiator for colder days
  • Large picture windows for all round viewing
  • Large covered cockpit to enjoy the outdoor even if it is raining!
  • Full tuition
  • Lifejackets available on request (provided for all children, and to adults on request)
  • Available for hire Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Departing Devizes Wharf 9:30am, returning by 5:30pm
  • Dogs welcome (up to 4 dogs, FREE)

N.B. a £200 refundable CASH deposit is required on the day

A reminder concerning alcohol and behaviour on Moonlighting

We want everyone to enjoy their time on Moonlighting for all the right reasons, so you will appreciate that following a couple of recent isolated incidents of hirers behaving inappropriately on the canal, we have decided to tighten up on our already existing alcohol policy.  We have no wish to be party-poopers – a cold glass whilst cruising through the countryside is one of life’s pleasures – but we will now require that any alcohol brought on to the boat will need to be checked in before loading and will be limited to 6 units per adult (this is equivalent to roughly half a bottle of wine or a couple of pints of beer per adult).

Hire will be immediately terminated (with no refund of monies or deposit) should the boat be seen to be speeding or disregarding other vessels, or should there be any complaints of inappropriate behaviour or foul language. Thank you for your support in this matter and have a lovely day!