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


At last the sun is out and the snow has nearly all gone. I have seen crocus, daffodils and snowdrops heralding the arrival of spring which means that’s its nearly time for our boats to be re-commissioned from their winter break and get back to holidaying along the canal! Over the winter life on the… Read More


Sunrise over our Alton Barnes White Horse. These stunning photos taken by Stonehenge Dronescapes capture the magic of sunrise over the Vale of Pewsey through which the Kennet and Avon Canal meanders. Whilst driving to school on Monday morning we saw the sunrise over and only wished we could stop and photograph it. To my… Read More


We are delighted that whilst our boats are hibernating this winter, Devizes Wharf is under going a little beauty treatment and renovations around the Wharf Centre are in progress. Here is Moonshine in the sunshine next to the newly finished landing area next to the Wharf Theatre. Smart and smooth, allowing easy access to the… Read More


Perhaps he’d like a little holiday on a narrowboat? Every year he is seen bringing presents and joy everywhere, even  on the canal. Here is a very jolly photo of Mr and Mrs Claus aboard a narrowboat. But actually,  if we look to the Dutch traditions, Santa Claus (or Sinterklass) begins his journey in November… Read More


We have reached the end of the glorious 2018 boating season here on the Kennet & Avon Canal, and all our boats have returned home to Devizes and are being readied for the new year.  A through deep clean and maintenance schedule is already underway, so that the first holidays in early Spring 2019 will… Read More


 All along the Vale of Pewsey celebrations of remembrance and gratitude took place. Many of the small villages along the canal respected those who went to war for our liberties today with church services, parties and gatherings. During WW2 there were concerns that the enemy could sneak along the canal and quietly invade from the… Read More


Not only is the end of October  Hallowe’en, but this day also makes the last trip out for our dayboat moonlighting this season. She has just been booked for a family trip to explore the canal with young children and the dog too! A great family adventure to explore the canal and look at all… Read More