Common FAQs


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.


Except for assistance dogs, we regret that dogs cannot be taken on public trips.


Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Babies are not charged for but are included in the overall headcount for a boat. If you are unsure please check with the Booking team.

Boat Crews

All crew are trained volunteer members of The Basingstoke Canal Society and are appropriately certificated. 

Booking Public Trips

Public and theme trips are popular. To avoid disappointment make an advanced booking using our secure on-line booking system. We cannot guarantee seats will be available at the last minute.