Sea Shanty Theme John Pinkerton-J07P3

Sea Shanty Theme John Pinkerton-J07P3


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Availability: 32 / 32
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John Pinkerton
Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham, Hampshire, RG29 1DH, Hook

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Sea Shanties – A Musical Cruise with The Kings Pond Shantymen

New for 2024, the Shantymen, based in Alton, will be performing shanties and seafaring songs.

Kings Pond Shantymen were formed in 2001 and over the years have performed at many events in Hampshire and West Surrey. They aim for an authentic shanty style: unaccompanied male voices singing together in a boisterous fashion with harmonies thrown in rather than pre-planned. The Men have appeared on UK National Television series ‘Escape to the Country’ singing on HMS Warrior in Portsmouth, the episode frequently gets re-aired.  The men all like to sing and drink a pint or two of beer, but not at the same time as it tends to waste the beer. Their repertoire covers a wide range of shanty styles: long and short hauls, pumping and capstan as well as forebitters, whaling songs, ballads and drinking songs. All the well-known favourites are included and audience participation is actively encouraged.

  • A special evening cruise on the Basingstoke canal.
  • Departs at 7pm.  Please be at the wharf by 6.40pm.
  • Join in with sea shanties and other traditional songs.
  • A  fish and chip meal (vegetarian option available) will be served on departure, included in the price.
  • Licensed bar and galley is open all evening for you to purchase hot and cold drinks from our extensive range of wines, ales, beers and more.
  • Tables are laid for groups of 4 people, and although we can make slight adjustments you may be asked to share
  • If you would like to sit with friends who are booking separately, please make a note of this in “Additional Comments”. We will try our best to accommodate you.
  • These cruises generally last around 3 hours.
  • Cruise times may be extended in low water conditions.
  • If you are booking a taxi home consult the skipper on the evening for eta.
  • Recommended for adults only.
  • Bookings close 2nd Sept at 10pm (unless sold out before then)

If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please contact us before purchasing your tickets.  We have a very small kitchen area and cannot guarantee to be free from cross-contamination. Please e-mail

Kings Pond Shantymen are also joining us on Fri 28th June

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Sea Shanty Cruise with alternative food option @£32
Sea Shanty Cruise with fish and chips @£32

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John Pinkerton

John Pinkerton

Colt Hill Wharf
RG29 1DH

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