Day Boat Hire on 'Juniper'

5 or 7 hour narrowboat self drive hire

Day Narrowboat Hire 2024 Prices & Availability

The best way to book, is to complete the form below, or to call our office on 01256 703691.

Juniper is available for 5 and 7 hour hire (7 hour hires are only available from April until the end of September due to limited daylight hours). Please note that we have to carry out a ‘Handover’ on this boat which takes about 20 minutes, this ensures you are fully aware of all the boat features, their operation and safety equipment. We also advise on boat handling if you haven’t driven a narrowboat before. So whatever time you book the boat from you will need at least 2 adults to go through the handover 30 minutes before departing. Please be aware that a minimum of two able bodied adults are required to crew the boat.

Prices are for 5 people* Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays Weekdays
5 hours £230 £200
7 hours £260 £230
*If your party is greater than 5 people, an extra £10 is charged for every additional person up to a maximum of 10 people.
Children under 2 years old are free

The maximum number of people on board must not exceed 10. Children under 2 years old go free of charge but are included in the total number.

    5 hour hire – £230 Weekends & Bank Holidays (£200 during the week) – Gives you time to cruise to the Winchfield mooring with access to the Barley Mow pub, have 2 hours for lunch and return. (Approximately 3 hours total cruising time) Departing between 10am to 12pm.

    7 hour hire (Option 1) – £260 Weekends & Bank Holidays (£230 during the week) – Gives you time to cruise to the Winchfield mooring with access to the Barley Mow pub, have a 2 hour lunch then cruise to Odiham Castle have a look around the ruins and return. (Approximately 5 hours total cruising time) Arrive at 9.30 for a 10am departure.

    7 hour hire (Option 2) – £260 Weekends & Bank Holidays (£230 during the week) – Gives you time to cruise to Crookham Wharf with access to the Exchequer Pub, have a 2 hour lunch then return. (Approximately 5 hours total cruising time) Arrive at 9.30 for a 10am departure.

    A refundable security deposit is required of £150 or you can opt for a non refundable £75 damage waiver. More information can be found on our insurance page here.

    You are advised to take out personal insurance to cover personal injury, illness, loss of belongings and the cancellation of your holiday.

    Instruction on how to drive the boat is given, so you don’t have to worry.

    Up to 10 people can be accommodated on board and up to 2 medium sized dogs are welcome (or 1 large dog) at no extra charge. A perfect way to celebrate special family events, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, team building days out, business meetings etc.

    Call us today to reserve your day on a narrowboat. The full amount is payable at the time of booking. Regrettably we are unable to accept cancellations due to rain. we are happy to postpone your day hire in cases of severe weather; snow, heavy storms or icy conditions (see our terms and conditions, Section 5, for more details). Other reasons for cancelling should be covered by your holiday insurance, please check.
    Alternatively you can start your booking by completing our Enquiry Form. Please be aware that a minimum of two able bodied adults are required to crew the boat.

    1 car parking space is provided for the boat hirer as we have very limited parking. Additional parking is available FREE along Colt Hill and in the Basingstoke Canal Car Park, which is 5 minutes walk from us and 1 minute walk to the wharf where passengers can be picked up by the boat.

    ‘Juniper’ is our 10 person cruiser stern day narrowboat. She is 36 foot long.

    She has a lovely covered dining / relaxing area in the bow with awnings around which can be rolled up in good weather.

    If the weather isn’t so good there is a large saloon inside which has another good sized table and a well equipped kitchen that has a 2 pan hob with a kettle, a room heater, an oven and a drawer fridge that allows you to keep your drinks bottles nicely chilled and upright.

    You can choose to self cater and bring all your food and drink with you or have lunch in one of the pubs along the canal. Cutlery, mugs, wine glasses, tumblers, plates, side plates & bowls, tea, coffee, sugar, tea towel and washing liquid are provided.

    There is also a toilet at the back of the boat. Toilet paper, hand towel and hand wash are provided.

    A Bluetooth system is available for playing your own music

    Day Boat ‘Juniper’

    Hire a Self Drive Narrowboat for up to 10 people on the beautiful, peaceful, Basingstoke Canal, which runs between Surrey and Hampshire. Choose between 5 and 7 hours hire. Previous experience is not necessary, we provide instruction on how to drive the narrowboat safely so you can enjoy the day with your guests.