Common FAQs

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. Brown coloured timeslot […]

Boat Trips & Covid-19

Due to COVID-19 our boat trips are available but they are limited because of Government regulations. We are working hard to make more trips available. For more information please click the button below or go to the Book your trip item on the Boat trips menu.


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 […]