Boat trips, hire and charter

Unpowered boat hire – Canal Visitor Centre - Mytchett

Pedalos, canoes, sit on top kayaks and rowing boats available for hire at weekends and daily during school holidays from Easter to the end of September, subject to weather conditions.

To check availability please contact the office on 01252 370073, info@basingstoke-canal.co.uk or check on Facebook or Twitter.

Prices

  • Sit on top kayaks £10 per hour (single), £12 per hour (double)
  • Canoes £12.00 per hour
  • Rowing boats £15.00 per hour
  • Pedalos £8.50 per half hour

Hire times

  • 10.30am to 4pm pedalos
  • 10.3am to 3.30pm canoes, sit on top kayaks and rowing boats

Rosebud boat trips and charter hire

Boat trips

Boat trips on board our friendly 12-seater boat ‘Rosebud’ run at weekends and on public holidays from Easter to September plus Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays during Easter, Spring Half Term and Summer school holidays.

Times of the trips: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Prices: £6 per adult, £4 per child (ages one to 12), family £17 (two adults, two children)

Booking: Book and pay on the day at reception or over the phone.

Trip days are dependent on the weather - so please check with the office if you are travelling any distance.

Tel 01252 370073, email info@basingstoke-canal.co.uk or check on Facebook or Twitter

Cream Tea Cruises

Cream tea cruise specials run on Thursday afternoons from the end of May to September.

Departure time: 2 pm for a two and half hour round trip.

Price: £14 per person.

Advance booking essential. Minimum of six for the trip to run. Maximum number 10.

Spring and Autumn Specials

Special Mother’s Day, Spring weekends in March and Autumn Colour trips in October are also planned.

Phone 01252 370073, email info@basingstoke-canal.co.uk or check on Facebook or Twitter for information.

Charter hire

Looking to do something different for a special event like a birthday or anniversary - why not hire our 12-seater narrowboat Rosebud? Each trip will have a qualified skipper and crew member on board.

Trips depart from and return to the Canal Centre in Mytchett any time between 10 am and 8 pm (latest return time).

Prices

Day hire rate - £60 for first hour, £50 each additional hour.

Evening rate (5pm onwards) - £80 for first hour, £60 each additional hour.

All trips are subject to the availability of the boat, skipper and crew member.

To check availability contact the office on 01252 370073 or email info@basingstoke-canal.co.uk.

Other boat options

Public boat trips - “John Pinkerton” narrowboat - Odiham

A traditionally styled narrowboat belonging to the Basingstoke Canal Society offering public trips, themed cruises and charter hire for up to 50 passengers.

Phone 01256 765889 (10am to 8pm) or email jpbookings@basingstoke-canal.org.uk.

Public boat trips – ‘Kitty’ 12-seater boat – Woking

Basingstoke Canal Society 12 seater boat offering 75 minute trips from the Town Wharf in Woking on Wednesdays and weekends from Easter to the end of September. This boat has a hydraulic lift and ramp and can accommodate up to two unpowered wheelchair users per trip.

Phone 01256 765889 (10am to 8pm) or email jpbookings@basingstoke-canal.org.uk.

Boat hire - Galleon Marine, - Odiham

Narrowboats available for 4, 6 and 8 hour hire, a short break or a longer holiday. Also on hire are rowing boats, canoes and kayaks.

Phone 01256 703691, email info@galleonmarine.co.uk

Boat trips and hire - Accessible Boating - Odiham

Offer a day hire boat “Dawn” which takes 12 passengers (space for six wheelchair users). There is also a seven berth luxury holiday boat “Madam Butterfly” specially designed for disabled use. Both boats operate from Odiham. Occasional public boat trips during the summer.

Phone 07943 926683, email bookings@accessibleboating.org.uk for more information.

Recreational Boating for the Handicapped - Woking

Free trips are offered for small groups aboard “Maggie G” - a special boat designed for wheelchair users.

Phone 01483 761499.