• 12 Person Day boat - See prices below:
    • £255 (MON-FRI) to £265 (SAT + SUN + BANK HOLS) APRIL TO SEPT
    • (£245: OCT 1ST TO OCT 14TH)
    • (£235: OCT 15TH TO OCT 31ST)
    • (£230: NOV TO MARCH)
  • 4 / 5 Person Holiday Boat (For PRICES short break & cruising = SCROLL TO LAST IMAGE)
  • Sleeps 4 / 5 people Boat Bed & Breakfast
  • Diesel Powered
  • 55ft Long
  • Available from our Sydney Wharf Base in Bath
  • Pre-authorisation deposit required
  • RYA approved courses available on this boat ( Inland Waterways Helmsman's Certificate or International Certificate of Competence )

B+B hire (Available from Oct-March) and only on a last minute basis from April-Sept - it is also a 2 night minimum in summer. -Please also note Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are a 2 night minimum.

£125 for 2ppl from Sun-Thurs (Extra £50 pp) XMAS MARKET (23RD NOV-10TH DEC) £140 for 2ppl from Sun-Thurs (Extra £50 pp)

£140 for 2ppl on Fri+Sat (Extra £60 pp) XMAS MARKET (23RD NOV-10TH DEC) £160 for 2ppl on Fri+Sat (Extra £60 pp)

Day Boat

For a special occasion, for an exclusive experience, for someone special or just to have a great day out exploring the canal with your friends or family. Whistlejacket can be hired as a day boat for the day carrying up to ten guests. Onboard you'll find the boat has a kitchen with hob/oven / microwave, fridge, toilet/bathroom, seating at the front & rear, a foldaway dining table & television. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink or you can stop off at the various pubs, cafes, tearooms, and restaurants you'll find along the canal towpath. Alternatively, you can order a luxury picnic hamper from our base with Gourmet Delicious catering.

( Many hirers ask us about what to do, where to stop, how long for, where can we eat ? etc. As a guide - Leaving Bath, approx 1 hour later, you will arrive at Bathampton where you'll find the George pub. Approximately 2.5 hours from leaving Bath you will arrive at Dundas aqueduct our most popular destination / day out where a short walk away is The Angelfish Restaurant / Cafe which serves food & drink all day ( Booking large parties is recommended ) Approximately 3.5 / 4 hours from leaving Bath with no stopping on the way, you will arrive at Avoncliff aqueduct where the Cross Guns pub is ( We don't recommend travelling this far simply because there is little time for you to enjoy a pint & some food before returning ). Please note, Bradford on Avon is too far to cruise there and back in a day.)

If you feel, you'd rather not steer the boat then we can supply a skipper who will accompany your party at an extra cost. Full day skipper £ 100

We do have different hire time options available in the spring, summer & early autumn, light permitting. During the winter months and with an ice free canal, the boats are available for shorter periods ( as the light starts to fade from 3 p.m. )

APRIL TO SEPT = Full days are from 9.30 a.m. till 5.00 p.m OR 10.00 a.m. till 5.30 p.m. OR 10.30 till 6.00 p.m. No later. (7.5 hr hire)

OCT 1ST TO 14TH = Full days are from 9.30 a.m. till 4.00 p.m OR 10.00 a.m. till 4.30 p.m. No later. (6.5 hr hire)

OCT 15TH TO 31ST = Full days are from 9.30 a.m. till 3.00 p.m OR 10.00 a.m. till 3.30 p.m. OR 10.30 till 4.00 p.m. No later. (5.5 hr hire)

NOV TO MARCH = Full days are from 9.30 a.m. till 2.30 p.m OR 10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m. OR 10.30 till 3.30 p.m. No later. (5 hr hire)

Whistlejacket is very simple to operate, whether you are new to canals or an experienced boater You will be given a full handover/instructions of the boat before departure and soon you too could be cruising on the Kennet and Avon Canal for an exciting day out on the cut. Please note a pre-authorisation deposit is required using a valid debit / credit card

Boat Features
  • 12 Person Dayboat
  • 2 x Double beds
  • Bathroom / Shower
  • Call out Service
  • Central Heating
  • Coffee Machine
  • Fridge
  • Full Diesel Tank
  • Gas Cooker Hob Oven Grill
  • Lifejackets available
  • Linen & Towels provided
  • Log Fire
  • Onboard Toilet
  • Single Bed
  • Solid Oak Flooring
  • Television
Boat Features