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Our Holidays

Video above is the Boaters Handbook DVD - The Beginners Guide to Narrowboating

It's not about the destination, just enjoy the journey

Welcome to Galleon Marine Narrowboat Holiday Hire. We provide narrowboat short breaks and week holidays. We also provide boat services.

We are; Arthur & Karen. Click on our names to find out a little more about us. 

THE BASINGSTOKE CANAL IS BEAUTIFUL, TRANQUIL AND HASSLE FREE

If you know someone who enjoys the water, why not give them the gift of boating. Our narrowboat gift vouchers can be used against any type of boating that we offer; kayaking, rowing, canoeing and narrowboat day hire or holiday hire.

 

 

We care about the impact we have on the canal, click here to read our Environmental Policy

View our Map: Greywell to Ash

Download the higher resolution PDF version here

View our Map: Ash To Byfleet

Download the higher resolution PDF version here

You can also download the Boaters Handbook in PDF format here

ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY WHATEVER THE WEATHER

The Boats are comfortable with everything you need to enjoy your break. 

 

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THE RELAXING CANAL

Surrey and Hampshire’s beautiful Basingstoke canal is very quiet with none of the problems you sometimes encounter on busier canals. On short breaks you only have to negotiate one lock. We are located approximately 30 miles South West of London and 30 miles North of the South Coast. If you travel by train we are on a direct rail route from Waterloo to Hook (40 mins). There is a Tesco supermarket next to Hook station where you can get supplies and call a taxi from to get to the boatyard (about 8 mins away). Leave the stress of the city behind – come and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing break with us..

HOW TO BOOK A HOLIDAY

Decide which of our boats suits your needs, holiday duration and the date of your holiday. Use our Enquiry Form or call +44 (0) 1256 703691 to check availability and make your provisional booking. We can take your booking over the phone and accept payment by credit card. We will confirm your booking in writing once your deposit has been paid and let you know how much the balance is and when to pay it by.
Alternatively you can complete our Booking / Enquiry Form

WORRIED ABOUT DRIVING

We provide you with full tuition regarding boat handling and safety and we stay with you until you're comfortable with the steering, stopping. mooring and turning (winding) the narrowboat. We will also show you the other facilities on board such as the central heating, gas and water, so you won't have any surprises along the way.

BOATERS SERVICES

Public slipway: There is a single charge for slipping in and out of £10.00 for powered boats
New and used boat sales
Chandlery and Gas sales.
Boat storage.
Ice cream, tea, coffee and refreshments,

SHOPS, RESTAURANTS & TAKEAWAYS ALONG THE CANAL

SHOPS - Spar North Warnborough, Newlyns Farm Shop & Cafe, COOP Odiham, Fleet has a Waitrose, Sainsburys and a small M&S,

RESTAURANTS - Kings Restaurant Odiham (Chinese), Odiham Spice (Indian), El Castello Odiham (Italian), The Grapevine Bistro Odiahm, We Indian Fleet (Indian), El Castello Fleet (Italian),  Prezzo Fleet (Italian), Kathmandu Fleet (Nepalese), Pizza Express Fleet (Italian), Zall Fine Dining Fleet (Indian), Menu Thai Fleet (Thai), Gurkha Square Fleet (Nepalese), Water Sky Fleet (Chinese Takeaway), Sorrento Fleet (Italian), Bo Wah Fish Bar Ash Vale (Fish & Chips), Spice of India Ash Vale (Indian), Happy Garden  Ash Vale (Chinese), Ash Vale Tandoori (Indian), Brookwood Fisheries (Fish & Chips), Tiang Woking (Chinese), Spice Village Woking (Indian), The Ketch Woking (Fish & Chips)

THINGS TO SEE & DO

There are many attractions along the canal; from King John's Castle at Odiham, the Rowhill Nature Reserve in Aldershot, Aldershot Military MuseumFarnborough Air Sciences Trust, crazy golf, bowling, laserquest, Mizens miniature railway to name but a few.

WALKS ALONG THE CANAL

If you feel like taking a walk along the canal from Ash Vale towards Woking there are a few options available, both make use of the frequent train service which is available on this section of the canal.

  • Ash Vale to Brookwood = 6.5 mile walk (2 to 2.5 hours). Train to or from Brookwood every half hour Adult Fare is around £3.70 Train journey takes 8 minutes.
  • Ash Vale to Woking = 11 mile walk (3 to 3.5 hours). Train to or from Woking every half hour Adult Fare is around £5.20 Train journey takes 14 minutes.

 


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