Unpowered Boats and Paddleboards

All unpowered boats (canoes, kayaks, rowboats, inflatable boats, stand-up-paddleboards) require a licence

Licences can be bought online, over the phone or in person at the Canal Centre.

Members of British Canoeing are covered to use canoes, kayaks and paddleboards on the Basingstoke Canal. Please carry your membership card with you.

All water sports are undertaken at your own risk.

Small Unpowered Boat/Paddleboard Licence

  • £5
  • Day
  • £15
  • Week
  • £40
  • Annual

Large Unpowered Boat Licence

Large unpowered boats which are manually propelled boats exceeding Three rowers or capable of taking 6 persons in total on board. Also all boats over 20ft (6m) in overall length.

  • £7.50
  • Day
  • £22.50
  • Week
  • £60
  • Annual