Our public horse-drawn trips on the Kennet and Avon Canal last from two to three hours and operate seven days a week, from Easter to the end of September. You can just hop on if we have any spare seats – but it’s best to book in advance, so that you guarantee reserved seats.


A group of up to eight people can enjoy the freedom of the Kennet and Avon canal with self-drive day-hire on our traditional style 9m (30ft) narrow boat, Cygnet, which is built to a very high specification. Everyone gets a great view, the main passenger area can be opened up to enjoy the fresh air. It is available for hire most of the year.

Take a journey into the past

The Kennet Horse Boat Company brings you two ways to enjoy a leisurely boat trip on one of England’s finest canals – a nostalgic horse-drawn barge journey or a self-drive narrow boat experience. They’re both great ways to escape from the madness of modern life and experience the slower pace of yesteryear. Just sit back and soak up the beauty of the countryside from a totally different viewpoint. For more information, please call 01488 658 866 or email us.


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We offer a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) for a 2 hour horse-drawn public trip for only £37.00.

Find out more about our public trips here.