A very different party or event venue is available on the John Pinkerton . The boat can carry 50 passengers and has a bar on board, you can enjoy a glass of chilled wine or a local Ale as you cruise along the Basingstoke canal aboard our beautiful canal boat.
You can decorate the boat to suit your occasion be it for a wedding reception, community group or birthday. The trips are generally 2.5 to 3 hours and if you choose to go Odiham castle you and your guests can get off the boat to explore the castle or for photographs with the historic ruins as a backdrop.
The inside of the boat is very flexible the seating can be arranged to suit the numbers attending, for eating, chatting or dancing. Your skipper will discuss with you the options for setting up the boat .
You can organise your own catering or link up with one of recommended providers for a cold buffet, cream tea or fish and chips.
The boat will be operated by the Basingstoke canal society volunteers so you can get on with enjoying your event. Contact our booking manager to discuss availability and to book your event.