General Charter Trip Bookings – Request a Date
Charter the John Pinkerton to Cruise in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal.
Sole use of the boat for your party for 2.5 hours.
Please note that all trips are subject to any COVID-19 restrictions on the day of the trip.
Due to COVID-19 we are only taking general booking enquiries at the moment. To find out if we are operating a charter trip on your preferred date, please complete the booking request form below. You will receive an email acknowledgement and the Booking Team will contact you soon after.
Trips depart at 10.30am, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, but we will offer only one trip per day while Covid restrictions are in force.
Going west from Odiham, you will see a mud barge used in dredging the canal during restoration, pass through several canal bridges, and watch the lift bridge be raised on your way to King John’s Castle, which was captured by the French after a two-week siege in 1216.
Going east you will pass Wilks Water and the former home of the Redgrave family, and glide past Four Season’s trip boat mooring. Old Thatch garden and bronze horse are well worth watching for on starboard (right-hand side). There are several typical, narrow arched bridges before we turn around at the winding hole just beyond Barley Mow wharf.
Cruise times may be extended in low water conditions. The direction the boat goes on the canal is decided by the boat captain on the day based on current conditions.