Welcome to John Pinkerton Canal Cruises


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The Basingstoke Canal Society operates two trip boats providing cruises in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal, the John Pinkerton II, and Kitty.

Join us on the 50-seater John Pinkerton II for trips in north-east Hampshire on one of our 2-2½ hour trips from Odiham where a family ticket for two adults and two children is great value at £28. See the John Pinkerton II Public Trips page for all ticket pricing.

Or why not celebrate with family, friends or work colleagues on a Charter Trip?

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The John Pinkerton II on the Basingstoke Canal near North Warnborough, Hampshire

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Our smaller trip boat Kitty is available for trips with up to 12 passengers in Woking, Surrey.

Choose a public cruise from Woking Town Wharf – excellent value at £6 per adult and a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) at £17. Alternatively charter the boat with your family and friends for that special occasion from £60. Kitty is fitted with a hydraulic lift and so can accommodate up to 2 wheelchair users per trip. See the Kitty trips page  for further details.

Narrow boat Kitty on the Basingstoke Canal at Woking, Surrey

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All boat trips provided by the Society are crewed by trained volunteers with a skipper or helmsman suitably accredited for the respective type of boat.

Both the John Pinkerton II and Kitty are wholly owned by The Basingstoke Canal Society. All proceeds from the trip boat operations go directly to safeguarding the Basingstoke Canal for the future.

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