Charter Trips

You can charter The John Pinkerton II and Kitty

A relaxing cruise on the Basingstoke Canal is the perfect way to celebrate with family, friends or work colleagues. Even if you live locally, the countryside and woodland views from the boat give you a totally different perspective and make for a memorable and imaginative way to enjoy a taste of days gone by.

Each boat is unique and can provide a totally different experience. To see the different charter opportunities, please our comparison table below.

Availability and Times

Charter trips are available every day between April and October apart from published Public and Theme Trips. There are three possible charter time slots for each day:

  1. Mornings 10.30am
  2. Afternoons 2.30pm
  3. Evenings 7.30pm

You can easily check charter availability on our Trip Calendar. Simply find your preferred date and you will be able to see what is already booked for that day. If your time slot is free then it should be available for charter subject to confirmation by our Booking team.

The booking request form can be completed by clicking here

Trip duration times are approximate as local conditions may impact. If you are not sure or want to discuss alternatives times then you can contact our Booking Team on 0750 686 4411 (between 10am and 6pm) or by email by clicking here.

The John Pinkerton IIKitty
Your party of up to 50 guests will have exclusive use of the boat for a 2.5 hour cruise from OdihamYour party of up to 12 guests will have exclusive use of the boat for up to a 2.5 hour cruise from Woking
High Season: July & August
Monday to Friday afternoon £320
Friday evening to Sunday £340
Mid Season: May, June & September
Monday to Friday afternoon £280
Friday evening to Sunday £300
Low Season: April & October
Monday to Friday afternoon £240
Friday evening to Sunday £260

A 3.5 hour extended trip can be arranged for an additional £70
£60 to charter the entire boat for a 75 minute trip.
£120 to charter the entire boat for a 2.5 hour trip.

A public trip can be converted to a 75 minute charter on request providing there are no existing bookings.

The longer cruises are restricted to the last cruise if on a public trip day. Charters on non-public trip days by request.
Bookings will only be confirmed once the required deposit has been made.
For private charter groups, this is 50% of the charter fee. For coach or tour operators the deposit is £50.00
No deposit is required for Kitty charters. Full payment only.
A discount of 10% is offered for weekday daytime cruises booked by schools and parties of senior citizens or disabled persons.
No discounts are currently offered on Kitty.
Conditions of Hire
Please see conditions of hire here
Conditions of Hire
Please see conditions of hire here


The John Pinkerton II is based on the Basingstoke Canal at Odiham. Kitty is based at the Town Wharf adjacent to the Brewery Road car park in Woking.

Charter Process

Unlike the public and theme trips, charter trips are unique one-off events that may require tailoring to the requirements of the customer. The details of your booking request will be forwarded to the Booking Team, who will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.

On receipt of your booking request the Booking Team will:

  1. Confirm if the date and time you have requested is available.
  2. Discuss your requirements and agree with you the total cost. A deposit is required within 14 days to confirm the booking, (John Pinkerton only).
  3. Ask you to pay the balance at least 14 days before the trip.

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