Feb 182018

The John Pinkerton II passing under the Barley Mow bridge at Winchfield.

This season’s schedules of cruises aboard the Society’s two trip boats, the John Pinkerton II in Hampshire, and Kitty in Woking  have now been announced.

John Pinkerton II

Details about the JP II can be found on the Public and Theme Trips and Charter Cruises web pages, and there is a printed brochure available. The popular theme trips during 2017 are to be repeated this year, with a few new additions, including a Quiz and Curry night, Sea Shanties and Ale, and Wines and Food of France cruises.

Public and Special trips can be booked on-line using our secure booking system. Trips can be selected and paid for with a just few clicks of a mouse. Just click on the button below (which can be seen elsewhere on the website).


In addition, you can now buy Public and Theme Cruise Vouchers as gifts to others for them to use on the booking site above towards trips of their choosing. Ideal for Christmas, birthdays, and other special occasions. Find the voucher link at the bottom of the Public and Theme trips web page.

Please Note: Charter trips will continue to be booked directly with our Booking Team, on 01256-765889 (10am-8pm). They will also help with public and theme trips booking, and with the purchase and redemption of vouchers by those without access to on-line facilities.

Kitty moored at Woking Town Wharf, from where trips will depart.


The Society’s second trip boat Kitty will be providing trips in Woking from 31 March until the end of September.

Operating under the John Pinkerton Canal Cruises banner, the boat accommodates up to 12 people, including up to 2 wheelchair users.

Following a successful first year of operation last year, it has been decided that there will be more opportunities to book trips at weekends in high season.

For more details about the boat itself, see the About Our Boats page. There is a printed leaflet available. For more information on when trips will take place and how to book, see the Kitty website. Most trips can be booked online, via our secure booking system.

Gift vouchers are also available for trips on Kitty, a link to which can be found at the bottom of the Kitty web page.