A canal laureate poem by Nancy Campbell Safety Briefing This slow current won’t capsize a kayak, but watch for the surge when the lock gates open:you can brace against barge-wash with the back of your blade,trim your boat in response to the flow, take the turnson an edge. Keep the whole of your torsoover the… Read More


One of life’s pleasures is to stand at the tiller whilst enjoying a good beer. Situated just a few yards from Devizes Wharf is the Wadworth Brewery who have a fantastic visitor centre. Explore the history of this Brewery and learn about how it developed around the canal life using boats and horses to transport… Read More


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