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, or check on Facebook or Twitter.


  • Sit on top kayaks £10 per hour (single), £12 per hour (double)
  • Canoes £11.50 per hour (£10 per additional hour)
  • Rowing boats £14.50 per hour (£13 per additional hour)
  • Pedalos £8 per half hour

Hire Times

  • 10.30am - 4pm pedalos
  • 10.30am – 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 from Easter to September plus Wednesdays and Fridays during school holidays.

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

Prices: £5 per adult, £3.50 per child (ages one to 13), family £15 (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, e-mail or check on Facebook or Twitter

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.

Chartered options:

  • Two and a half hour evening cruise. (Please note that the cruises must be back at the Canal Centre by 8pm.)
  • All day cruise
  • Cream tea cruise


Day hire rate - £60 per hour

Evening rate (5pm onwards) - £70 per hour

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

To check availability please contact the office on 01252 370073, Facebook or Twitter.

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.

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

Offering 75 minute trips from the Town Wharf in Woking twice a day at Weekends and charter hire on Wednesdays. This boat has a hydraulic lift and ramp and can accommodate up to two unpowered wheelchair users per trip.

Phone 01256 765889 (10am – 8pm)

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

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 01252 622520, email 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.