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Excellent service as always

Invited as a guest for a function onboard the John Pinkerton for the FAB Airshow. The crew are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Canal Boat Birthday Party

The John Pinkerton was hired for a Special 60th Birthday Party as we are lovers of the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
helen l
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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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 7850 111557
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank andypayne23
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful time arranged by the staff from Four Seasons Hampshire! So much history as you pass through this natural wonder!

Thank Haig A
Reviewed September 12, 2017

Just to let you know, a friend and I took one of your trips from Odiham to King John's castle on Bank Holiday Monday. We had a wonderful couple of hours, with fantastic weather topping off the trip. Peter and his crew were wonderful. They...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

We had a great night out on the Friday night time cruise to Dogmersfield. The band was good and the Fish and Chips, that were delivered to the boat at the half way point, were hot and very nice. The bar had plenty of beer...More

Thank johnosbourne555
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Lovely trip down the canal for a team event. The crew are all volunteers, which is great because it means they are passionate about what they are doing. Very friendly, efficient and happy to give commentary or facts about the canal, boats, how things work...More

Thank Trish B
Reviewed July 31, 2017

The John Pinkerton Public Canal Cruise is run by enthusiastic volunteers with the profits from the cruises going towards the maintenance of the canal itself. On the occasion of our visit the John Pinkerton was run by four gentle men - kindly, considerate and helpful....More

Thank HampshireSue85
Reviewed July 20, 2017

We went with a private group of people all keen and interested in issues to do with the environment, water quality, wildlife etc. The 4 year old barge was moored at Colt Hill in Odiham. After boarding just before 7 we had fish/sausage or chicken...More

Thank Helen A
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