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The Kenavon Venture is a purpose built public trip boat. lt is 60 feet long and l0 feet wide and has spacious seating for up to 40 passengers (currently limited to 36 passengers).

lt is operated by volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. A licensed bar, refreshments and a toilet are available on board.

    Kenavon Venture – Covid 19
  • Booking should be made online, for Public Trips it will be possible to purchase tickets for any spare capacity at the Wharf from 1 hour before the trip departure time.
  • Masks may be worn in the confined area onboard
  • NHS Track and Trace facility using the QR code provided at the boat
  • Passenger numbers are restricted to 36.
  • Movement on board is limited due to social distancing
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided
  • The boat does not have wheelchair access
  • Passengers must be able to embark and disembark using steps unaided by crew members
  • Licensed bar, refreshments are available on board
  • No food and drink may be brought aboard
  • Toilet facilities managed to avoid queuing
  • We are unable to carry dogs.
  • All onboard payments may be made by card (preferred) or cash

The crew may impose additional restrictions on the day if necessary. We apologise for the inconvenience and hope you understand what we trying to achieve.

Charter Options

The Kenavon Venture is available for hire, there are a number of different charters with different time durations. Or why not charter for your special occasion?

Family reunions
Birthdays
Office Parties
Conferences
Wedding Receptions
Club Outings
School Trips

Please speak to our Booking Administrator to discuss any special arrangements.

If catering has been arranged for a charter the number of passengers should be limited to 36.

The Booking Administrator can be contacted on 01380 721279 or by completing this Charter Enquiry Form
 

Devizes Marina (2 hours) £250

<pA relaxing cruise through Devizes passing neatly tended gardens before opening up towards the Vale of Pewsey. We turn just past Devizes Marina and the Hour Glass Public House and return to Devizes Wharf. There are no locks on this trip.

This trip can be run after dark but must be completed by 10pm

Black Horse (2 hours) £300

This is a trip to the Black Horse Public House. The boat goes down through three locks, turns at the Black Horse and returns to Devizes Wharf.

This trip must be completed an hour before sunset.

One Lock and Devizes Marina (2½ hours) £340

We leave from Devizes Wharf and head west through one lock, turn and return through the same lock, then head east for a relaxing cruise through Devizes passing neatly tended gardens before opening up towards the Vale of Pewsey, turning just past Devizes Marina and the Hour Glass Public House to return to Devizes Wharf.

This trip must be started at least 1 hour before sunset, and on this trip, we are not able to cater for more than one choice of food.

Horton (3 hours)£400

A relaxing cruise through Devizes passing neatly tended gardens before opening up towards the Vale of Pewsey, passing through beautiful countryside. We turn just after the Bridge Inn at Horton for the return trip. There are no locks on this trip.

This trip can be run after dark but must be completed by 10pm

Caen Hill flight (3 hours)£450

A chance to visit the famous Caen Hill flight of locks by boat. Leaving Devizes Wharf, we head west through six locks to the café at the top of the flight where you will have the opportunity to spend about half an hour viewng the flight and stretching your legs before we return to the wharf. A unique way to see the flight.

This trip must be completed 1 hour before sunset

Charter Bookings

 
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

The times shown are the normal times for these charters, however due to traffic on the canal the trip may overrun.

These are the trips we normally do but if you have something special in mind or another trip please contact our Booking Administrator.

The Booking Administrator can be contacted on 01380 721279 or by completing this Charter Enquiry Form

Charter terms and conditions download here

Schools Trips

We can run trips for schools or you can choose the Canals and Rivers Trust’s Explorer programme. Please contact the Booking Administrator if you would like to organise a trip for your school, or for details of school trips through the Canals and Rivers Trust programme contact CRT Explorers

You can contact CRT Explorers by phoning 07733 124565 or by email at Eliza.Botham@canalrivertrust.org.uk, or by telephoning the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Office on 01380 721279.

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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