Common FAQs

Latest Pre-Booking Time

Booking of all public trips except theme trips must be made at least 12 hours in advance of the stated trip departure time. Booking of themed trips must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the trip departure time. Your booking will not be secured until payment has been received and we cannot […]

Trip Searching Hints

Full Calendar Search To obtain an overview of all trips, use the Full Calendar search. This will aid resolving available timeslots for each day per month. Charters Charters are listed for John Pinkerton (JP) or Kitty. Green coloured timeslot identifies it as Available to Charter. Red coloured timeslot identifies it as Booked. Light Blue coloured […]

Boat Trips & Covid-19

Bookings are subject to prevailing regulations at all times, and the crew will maintain recommended precautions. Please check our Latest News for more information or alternatively, please visit the Book your trip page.


Please check the weather conditions and dress appropriately for a boat trip. This includes footwear. High heels are inappropriate, soft shoes being more comfortable for any towpath access to boat.

Boat Trip Season

The trip boat season can vary but generally runs from mid-March to mid-October. You can see what we have available during the season on the Booking page. If you want to discuss a boat trip at any other time then please contact our Booking team here.


Why not buy a Gift Voucher? A voucher is an ideal gift for a boat trip in the peaceful surroundings of the delightful Basingstoke Canal. Vouchers can be purchased using our online shop for use on either the John Pinkerton II or the Kitty. Terms and conditions: Unless stated otherwise a voucher will last for […]

Availability & Pricing

You can check the availability of each boat based on your chosen trip type, day and time from the Trip Booking page before you start the booking process. Trip prices vary depending on trip type and duration. You can find detailed information by clicking here.