Organising your pleasure cruise.
The Basingstoke Canal Society is a registered charity which owns two passenger boats, the John Pinkerton II and the Kitty, providing pleasure trips on the Basingstoke Canal. Both boats are crewed by trained and qualified volunteers and all proceeds go directly to safeguarding the Basingstoke Canal for the future.
The John Pinkerton II which operates from Odiham hosts up to 50 guests and the Kitty, operating from The Town Wharf in Woking, up to 12 guests.
Currently both John Pinkerton and Kitty are out of service for annual winter maintenance. We are accepting requests for dates in 2021, though all bookings will be subject to current Covid restrictions, which may reduce our passenger numbers.
There are three ways you can enjoy the canal on either of our boats:
Charter Trips – you can book all the seats on either boat for a private event or party. You can enquire about a charter trip using our booking request form and then chat to the booking team about payment and any special requirements (food, decoration etc.).
Public Trips – these are open to all members of the public and can be booked and paid for securely online or on the towpath on the day.
Themed Trips – the Society organises themed trips, for example a cream tea or music evenings. These can be booked and paid for securely online using our booking form.
To choose and book a public or themed trip, or find out more about charter trips, click one of the links at the bottom of the page.