Feb 022020

John Pinkerton II Public and Theme Cruises in Hampshire

The season starts early this year with two cruises on Mother’s Day, 22 March; the afternoon cruise is already sold out.

There’s an underlying theme to several of the theme cruises: food, drink and music.  A perfect way to enjoy a summer’s evening on the canal.

Our theatre cruise this year commemorates the role the Basingstoke Canal played at the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago. Two nights of drama, comedy and song (and a fish and chips supper).

Children will especially enjoy the Easter egg hunt on the Easter Sunday cruise and the Pirate Treasure Hunt in August.

If you can’t decide whether to walk the towpath or cruise the cut, there are two trips in August when you can do both, and enjoy a ploughman’s lunch in the middle.

If you just want to relax and enjoy a few hours cruising through the beautiful Hampshire countryside, there are public trips on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the season, and Fridays as well in August.

Find out more on the JP public trips page or go straight to bookings.

Kitty Public and Charter Trips in Woking

Our 12-seater narrowboat Kitty runs trips from the town wharf in Woking from April though October.  You can join a 1 ¼ hour public trip or charter the boat for that special occasion for up to 2 ½ hours.  The boat has a hydraulic lift and ramp and can accommodate up to two unpowered wheelchair users per trip.

Find out more on the Kitty trips page or go straight to bookings.

Nov 122019

Family reunion, birthday celebration, club or business away day?

A charter cruise on John Pinkerton II is the perfect way to celebrate

with family, friends or work colleagues.

You can…

                            • Bring you own music
                            • Arrange catering for food
                            • Decorate the boat
                            • Arrange the furniture to suit

Licensed bar onboard, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks


Morning, afternoon or evening cruise

April through October

Approx 2.5 hours, up to 50 people

The skipper and crew will man the boat and galley while you and your guests enjoy a cruise through beautiful Hampshire countryside.

Check date and time availability

Nov 092019

An ideal present for birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions.

John Pinkerton II in Odiham: vouchers between £10 and £100, for use on any public or theme cruise, can be purchased online here.

Kitty in Woking: vouchers between £10 and £60, for use on public or charter cruises, can be purchased online here.

Give them to family, friends and work colleagues, and allow them to enjoy the wildlife and beautiful countryside along the Basingstoke Canal.

(Please note: vouchers are not interchangeable between boats)