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. If catering has been arranged for a charter the number of passengers should be limited to 36.
A licensed bar, refreshments and a toilet are available on board. Why not hire Kenavon Venture to celebrate a special occasion. We have hosted everything from school trips to family reunions.
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 £250.00.
|Devizes marina||2hrs||A 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||2hrs||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 & Devizes marina||2½hrs||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||3hrs||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||3hrs||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|
Please note: 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.
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.
Kenavon Venture usually operates from Devizes Wharf, close to the Kennet & 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.
If you have a more specific question you can email email@example.com or phone the Office on 01380 721279 and leave a voicemail. Include your name and number and we will call you back (available Mon to Fri 9 – 4:30).