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Kenavon Venture

The Kenavon Venture is a purpose built public trip boat. lt is 60 feet long and 10 feet wide and has spacious seating for up to 40 passengers. It is operated by volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. A licensed bar, refreshments and a toilet are available on board.

If the trip is a catered trip, such as one of our successful music evenings which include a fish and chip supper, numbers are restricted to 36, any more makes for an uncomfortable trip!

Please be aware that food and drink can only be brought on board by prior arrangement. Drinks and snacks are available from the licensed bar on the boat.

Trip Booking

Book places by:
  • By using our online booking process (Not available for Santa Cruise)
  • The Devizes office is closed, if you wish to make a trip enquiry please email bookings@katrust.org.uk and include a contact phone number
  • Calling at Devizes Books, Handel House, Sidmouth Street, Devizes, Wilts, SN10 1LD

Please note: The Kenavon Venture does not have the facilities to load passengers in wheelchairs. All passengers must be able to enter and leave the cabin using the steps at the entrance

Well behaved dogs are usually welcomed on our boat. Experience has shown that other passengers are occasionally unhappy about the presence of a dog. For this reason, we cannot promise that your dog will be able to come aboard. Passengers with dogs will be asked to wait until other passengers have boarded and the skipper will then consult other passengers and make a decision on whether your dog may travel with us. If our skipper decides it cannot, we will refund your ticket.

While restrictions are being lifted elsewhere, we feel that the confined space and size of the Kenavon Venture is a not a safe place for our passengers and volunteer crew at the moment, so with regret we have cancelled all trips until this awful disease has withered. Sadly, this means all trips in 2020 including Santa trips have now been cancelled.

We will be reviewing this decision regularly and if at all possible we will be restarting boat trips as soon as it is safe to do so.

Card Reader

We can now take card payments onboard the Kenavon Venture for galley and public trip ticket sales (minimum transaction amount £1.00). The tickets sales are for our weekend public trips and are sold at the Wharf before the public trip.

These include chip & PIN payments and contactless payments from all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express, as well as payments through Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

How to find us

The MV Kenavon Venture is moored on the wharf at Devizes, close to the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust museum (SN10 1EB). Pay and Display public car parking is available on the wharf. Please ensure you buy enough parking time as trips can overrun when there is a lot of traffic on the canal.

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The maps are an extract from Heron Maps ‘Kennet & Avon Canal and River Avon’ and have been reproduced courtesy of Heron Maps

The Kenavon Venture is operated by volunteers for the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust operates three other Trip Boats. For further information about these, please go to K&A Trust website and follow the links. Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

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