Charter – The John Pinkerton II

You can charter The John Pinkerton II.

A relaxing cruise is the perfect way to celebrate with family, friends or work colleagues.

Your party of up to 50 guests will have exclusive use of the boat for a 2½ hour cruise from Odiham, in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal.

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.

Availability & Times 

Charter trips are available every day between April and October apart from published Public and Theme Trips.

You can choose morning, afternoon or evening departures to suit your event.

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 the Booking page by selecting the full calendar button or via this link.

Simply select your preferred date from the calendar.

You will be able to see what is already booked for that day.

If your time slot is free on that day then it should be available for charter subject to confirmation by our Booking team.

Trip duration times are approximate as local conditions may impact.

To request a charter booking please fill in the booking form at the bottom of the page and send it to our Booking team.

If you are not sure or want to discuss alternatives times then you can contact our Booking Team here.


HI-SEASON July and August
Monday to Friday afternoon £320
Friday evening to Sunday £340

MID-SEASON May, June and September
Monday to Friday afternoon £280
Friday evening to Sunday £300

LOW-SEASON April and October
Monday to Friday afternoon £240
Friday evening to Sunday £260

A 3½ hour extended trip can be arranged for an additional £70.00.


The John Pinkerton II is based on the Basingstoke Canal at Odiham.


For more information including meeting points for boats, senior citizen and disabled access, children, refreshments, and toilet facilities please see the Trip FAQS page.


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. 


A discount of 10% is offered for weekday daytime cruises booked by schools and parties of senior citizens or disabled persons.

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.
  3. On agreement, the Booking Team will reserve your space for a maximum period of 14 days.
  4. The Booking Team will create an event in the Upcoming Trips and Events list on the Booking page.
  5. The event will be shown as ‘Under Offer’ until confirmed by payment of the deposit.

The balance of payments must be made at least 14 days before the date of the trip.


Payment by cheque or internet transfer,

Payment can also be made by debit or credit card over the phone.


You can contact our Booking Team here

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