Accessible Boating is a Charity offering opportunities for disabled people or those with access difficulties to go boating on the Basingstoke Canal from Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham in Hampshire, UK.
They operate 2 boats: DAWN, a day boat; and MADAM BUTTERFLY, a cruising boat.
Both boats are specially designed and equipped to cater for those with disabilities or reduced mobility. Hydraulic lifts give easy access for those in wheelchairs and both boats have accessible toilets.
Self-drive hirings are open to both novices and experienced boaters alike, because full tuition tailored to individual requirements is provided at the start of each cruise by trained Despatchers. If you have any concerns about boat handling, please contact Accessible Boating, as they will provide whatever support you need.
Dawn is a day boat offering covered accommodation for up to 6 wheelchairs and their carers (12 passengers maximum) with central heating, a hob for a kettle, electro-hydraulic lift to carry wheelchairs from deck to saloon and a flushing toilet. In addition to the 12, an ABA skipper can be provided at no extra charge for those who do not wish to self-drive. More details HERE.
Madam Butterfly is a holiday boat with 7 berths, including a full-sized hospital bed with hoist. It has hydraulic lifts fore and aft, galley, accessible toilet and shower and many special features to assist the party to have an enjoyable cruising holiday. More details HERE.