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Jubilee is a traditional narrowboat purpose built for carrying passengers. It has seating for up to 29 passengers. Jubilee is crewed by volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. A licensed bar, refreshments and a toilet are available on board.

Trip Booking


We are pleased to announce that our public trips are due to resume on Thursday 20th May. However, restrictions will continue to limit the numbers of passengers that can be carried. So to start, these will take the form of ‘Boat of 6‘ trips (one booking per trip for 1 group of up to a maximum of 6 people) in line with Government guidelines. We will aim to increase capacity as and when lockdown measures ease further and it is safe to do so.

Sadly, all Jubilee’s special trips remain suspended. We have reluctantly decided that despite the easing of lockdown measures, it will not be possible offer any of these special trips for the time being.  Sorry for any disappointment. We hope to be back operating them again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Our public trips are on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12 noon and 2.30pm.

Book places by:

·  By using our online booking process 

·  The Devizes office is closed, if you wish to make a trip enquiry please email and include a contact phone number

·  Phoning our mobile booking number (weekends) on 07716 460562

All tickets should be booked in advance. Check ticket availability on this website

How to find us

Jubilee operates from the wharf at Newbury, close to the Stone Building café and Information Centre (RG14 5AS). Public car parking is available on the wharf.


Jubilee is operated by volunteers for the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust operates three other Trip Boats. For further information about these, please go to K&A Trust website and follow the links. Kennet and Avon Canal Trust 

Covid Security

All our trips will be COVID-secure in compliance with the Government’s guidance on managing the risks. We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with our crew, who have received appropriate training. We have cleaning and hygiene procedures and social distancing measures in place.

We ask that you do not come to the boat if you, or anyone in your group or household, has Covid symptoms. Please wear a face covering when inside the cabin and use the hand gel provided when boarding and after using the toilet. All passengers must be able to board and exit the boat via the steps unaided by the crew, who will however be on hand to demonstrate and advise if needed.