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 dayboats take up to 10 and dogs are welcome at no extra cost (maximum of 4 dogs).

Departing Devizes Wharf from 9am, an 8hr hire including the first 1/2hr tuition, returning from 5:00pm (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 and USB socket
  • Toilet compartment
  • Radiator for colder days
  • Large picture windows for all round viewing
  • Large covered cockpit to enjoy the outdoors even if it is raining!
  • Full tuition provided on arrival
  • Lifejackets available (provided for all children and non-swimmers, and to all others on request)
  • Dogs welcome (up to 4 dogs, FREE)

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

All bookings are made in line with our standard Terms & Conditions of Hire.