Board our canal boat Jubilee for a relaxing trip through historic Newbury and beyond with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and fully trained volunteer crew. There’s plenty of interest to be seen as you rise up locks and cruise through lovely countryside 

Jubilee is ideal for parties of up to 25 but has a passenger limit of 29. We can open our sides to the fresh air in fine weather, but they provide protection on colder days making it a great venue whatever the weather. We have a licensed bar and toilet facilities on board.  Access to the boat is up 2 steps and down 5 steps. The crew will be there to assist. Unfortunately, we can’t carry wheelchairs.

The Teashop by the Canal, the café in the Trust’s Stone Building on Newbury Wharf, is our preferred supplier and has created a special menu for our charters which includes details of how to order. It is possible to bring your own food and drink but corkage will apply.

Route suggestions

Below is just a selection of trips available. We may be able to tailor trips to your requirements. If you have something special or another trip in mind, please get in touch. Prices start at £185.00.

Northcroft 1¼hrsLeave Newbury Wharf, traveling through town and under historic Newbury bridge. Onto Newbury Lock and swingbridge and then out into the countryside as far as Northcroft and then return.
Guyers Lock1½hrsLeaving Newbury Wharf, traveling up through historic town under Newbury bridge, through lock and swingbridge and out into the beautiful Berkshire countryside as far as Guyers lock and return
Figure of eight~2¼hrsThis charter uses a figure of 8 journey – From the Wharf we will travel through Newbury lock and swingbridge and out through the countryside to Northcroft where we will turn. We will then travel back past the wharf, through Greenham lock to turn above Ham lock and return to the Wharf. This is a varied trip with lots of interest which can be tailored to your requirements.
Benham Wide 3½hrs3.5 hour trip leaving Wharf, going west to BenhamWide/Marsh Benham passing through the beautiful Berkshire countryside and rising up 4 locks before our return.

Educational trips

Jubilee can also host school trips. You can find out more information through the Canal and River Trust Explorers programme which includes workshop ideas and links to the curriculum.

Departure location

Jubilee operates from Newbury Wharf, the best postcode to use is RG14 5AS.  There are ample public car parks nearby.

Keen to book?

If you have a more specific question you can email or phone the Office on 01380 721279 and leave a voicemail. Include your name and number and we will call you back (available Mon-Fri 9-4:30).