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John Pinkerton Canal Cruises
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Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Basingstoke Canal at Odiham on board 'John Pinkerton II', the trip boat belonging to the Basingstoke Canal Society. You can book a trip or charter the boat as required.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham, Hook RG29 1DH, England
+44 1256 765889
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a great inexpensive way of spending a lazy Sunday afternoon. £10 per head for a 2.5 hour trip up and down the canal. Full bar on board and a crew that are so knowledgable and passionate about the history and wellbeing of our...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2015

Went on Sunday Bank Holiday. Tickets reasonable as was the refreshments. Volunteers very friendly. Was pleased to see the barge was covered in case the forecast rain appeared. Skipper gave little talk but a running commentary of the history of the barge, John Pickerton and...More

1  Thank Maureen M
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All reviews great trip three hours few hours canal cruise fantastic evening friday night family and friends cream tea my mum return journey odiham castle relaxing cruise live music fish and chips half way relaxing afternoon rowing boat
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

We booked a canal cruise for my mum birthday as she loves being on the water. When we arrived we parked on the road although there is a free car park just round the corner. A short walk gets you to Colt Hill Wharf where...More

Thank SVacher
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I booked 4 seats to accompany two senior citizens on a surprise trip departing from Odiham. As none of us had been before I didn't know what to expect. I'm so pleased to say that it was a very enjoyable trip which was thoroughly enjoyed...More

1  Thank I_Luv_Hols_64
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We took a trip on kitty this morning, the two gentlemen were very friendly & were patient enough to wait a few minutes as we had problems parking. It was a lovely relaxing way to see parts of Woking you might not have seen, very...More

Thank KazS70
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Since we were looking for a canal boat trip on a Saturday the main boat (Pinkerton 2) was not running public trips so we opted for a public trip on the "Kitty" which departs from the Woking Town Wharf. Although the location wouldn't lend itself...More

2  Thank Enrico M
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Why it has taken me over 10 years to do this? Maybe it's because the power's to be wanted me to experience it for the first time with my children and their friends. Well worth the wait. Due to the drop in water we went...More

Thank patriciatowns1976
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We rode on the John Pinkerton II as part of an Easton Holidays excursion. The weather was warm but the open doors and windows provided sufficient ventilation. Apart from arriving two days early (that's another story), our trip passed with nothing worse than the occasional...More

Thank Father-Brian
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Invited as a guest for a function onboard the John Pinkerton for the FAB Airshow. The crew are fantastic and have time to explain the history of the canal and the boat. I would highly recommend the chaps and the John Pinkerton to anyone considering...More

Thank T13gav
Reviewed July 15, 2018

The John Pinkerton was hired for a Special 60th Birthday Party as we are lovers of the beautiful Canal. It was a fantastic evening, the Team of 4 staff were so helpful and reassuring, helping with displaying our Buffet and keeping all the drinks well...More

Thank helen l
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely relaxing afternoon celebrating a birthday with family and friends. Went from Odiham to St. John's castle. Nice relaxing cruise. Skipper and crew were really friendly and helpful. Brought out own food but lots of choice at boat bar and reasonable prices. Cabin...More

Thank mikepr59
Reviewed April 3, 2018

I had booked the trip a few weeks ago stupidly expecting a warm Spring day on Easter Monday. The day arrived grey and wet and we arrived at Colt Hill Wharf with low expectations as there was only one other group of 3 that had...More

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If you google John Pinkerton all the information you need is the website, sorry I can’t be of more help