Electric day boat hire on the Kennet & Avon Canal in Wiltshire

New electric day boat for hire at Hilperton

We’ve launched a new electric day boat at Hilperton on the Kennet & Avon Canal in Wiltshire.

The 36ft ‘Great Day’ narrowboat accommodates up to ten people and 2024 day hire prices start at £99.

The boat has a toilet, indoor and outdoor seating and a kitchen area with induction hob, sink and microwave.  So on a day out boating on the Kennet & Avon Canal, you can pack a picnic afloat, or stop off at a canalside pub for lunch along the way.

Popular day boat destinations on the Kennet & Avon Canal from Hilperton include:

  • Cruising to Avoncliff and back, enjoying spectacular views of the River Avon Valley and the Cotswold Hills, and cruising across the impressive Bath stone Avoncliff Aqueduct. The route passes a number of canalside pubs, including the Barge Inn at Bradford on Avon and the Cross Guns at Avoncliff; and
  • Boating through the Wiltshire countryside to Seend Cleve and back, passing through the village of Semington and the historic entrance to the Wilts & Berks Canal.

Drifters also offers electric day boat hire at:

  • Springwood Haven on the Coventry Canal near Nuneaton in Warwickshire;
  • Kings Orchard Marina in the Coventry Canal near Lichfield in Staffordshire; and
  • New Mills Marina on the Peak Forest Canal in Derbyshire.

Drifters offers day boat hire from 20 locations across England and Wales.

For more information about Drifters day boat hire go to https://www.drifters.co.uk/day-boats/