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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 following the government’s lifting of most restrictions our normal public trips will restart on Thursday 29th July. However, for the time being capacity will be limited to a maximum of 16 passengers. We will aim to increase capacity as and when we can. From 10th December, face masks must be worn on board, unless exempt or when eating or drinking.

The boat is also available for charter trips on the same basis.

We shall be operating our special Halloween and Santa trips, with a reduced capacity of 20 (see specials page for details)

Our public trips are on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12 noon and 2.00pm.

Book places by:

By using our online booking process 

Phoning the office on 01380 721279, Monday-Friday during office hours. Since the office is not regularly staffed at present, if you cannot get through please leave a message or email   with your phone number and we’ll call you back. Phoning our mobile booking number (weekends) on 07716 460562

It is best to book tickets in advance. Some tickets may be available from the boat on the day. 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 latest 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 in place and are limiting capacity to ensure the boat is not too crowded.

We ask that you do not come to the boat if you, or anyone in your group or household, has Covid symptoms. You are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering when getting on and off the boat and inside the cabin and to use the hand gel provided when boarding and after using the toilet.