Bruce Boats have been operating for over 30 years and have so far provided special holidays for over 25,000 people. The Bruce Boats were originally designed and built by the Bruce Trust and since 2016 have been part of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust which aims to improve and restore the Kennet and Avon Canal, giving as many people as possible the chance to enjoy this wonderful waterway joining London and Bath.
Volunteer with us
Bruce Branch is part of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, which has been awarded the coveted Queens Award for Volunteering.
Our boats are supported by a team of highly trained volunteers in a wide variety of roles – including skippers, dispatchers, cleaners, engineers and trainers. The management team is made up of experienced volunteers and a full-time engineer is resident in Great Bedwyn to ensure all boats are fully operational and hirers are supported during their trips.
Where to find us
Our boats are based on the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal in Great Bedwyn, between Hungerford and Marlborough. From here, you are perfectly placed to travel towards Devizes or towards Newbury. With a two-week hire you can also travel down the famous Caen Hill Flight to Bath.
As well as weekly hire for families and care groups, we are also able to offer day trips for up to twelve people. Day trips last from 10am to 4pm and are fully crewed by our trained, volunteer crew. You just provide up to 12 passengers and the catering!
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