Private charter cruises are available on our horse-drawn barge. They normally last from 2 to 4 hours, but longer daytime cruises can be arranged. Chartering ensures that you have sole usage of the boat’s facilities throughout your trip.
To ensure that your group is well looked after, the boat has a crew of three: two boating experts and one galley crew. One member of the crew is a qualified boatmaster , in charge of the crew, and responsible for passenger safety.
Horse-drawn barge charter
Horse-drawn barge charters are available seven days a week from Easter to the end of September, in daytime and early evening. The boat leaves from Kintbury in Berkshire, which is located six miles west of Newbury, and two miles east of Hungerford, just off the A4.
Our horse-drawn barge, Kennet Valley, is licensed to carry 64 passengers, but if food is being served, the maximum is 53 passengers.
Private charter is ideal for:
- Corporate entertainment and events
- Groups, clubs and societies
- Senior citizen groups
- School and college trips
- Small wedding receptions and other special celebrations