Common FAQs


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 through using our online shop for either the John Pinkerton II or the Kitty. Terms and conditions: A voucher can only be used for the boat […]


You can check the availability of each boat based on your chosen trip type, day and time from the Booking page before you start the booking process.

Boat Crews

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

Booking Confirmation

Booking of all 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. We cannot take online advance […]