Prices (Minimum Hire is 1 Hour):

4 Seater: £25/hr
6 Seater £30/hr

Buoyancy jackets are available free of charge.

We have 3 electric powered boats, a 4 seater with tiller steering, and two 6 seaters with tiller steering. They can be booked by calling us on 01256 703691. You must be 18 or older to hire.

Please note that there is limited parking on site as  parking is prioritised for narrowboat hirers (disabled space available), plenty of parking nearby in Colt Hill Wharf car park. An electric boat is the ideal way to cruise silently along the Basingstoke Canal, which has recently been voted one of the top 20 waterways in the world!


Conditions of Hire:

  • We are unable to hire to children under 16 years of age unless accompanied by an adult.
  • Hirers are responsible for all loss or damage to the boat or its accessories whilst in their charge.
  • Hirers must stay with the boat at all times.
  • We reserve the right to refuse hire if individuals are, in our opinion, under the influence of alcohol or drugs for safety reasons.
  • Boats may be hired for a minimum of 1 hour. Rowboats are limited to 2 hours hire at weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • All boats must be returned to Galleon Marine Boatyard on time.
  • Boats that are returned late are charged at double the stated rate to the next hour.
  • No Fishing is allowed from boats.
  • The Canal: The manner in which the boats are used is outside our control, but please exercise care as the Canal is about 1.3 meters deep.
  • Swimming in the canal is not recommended for health reasons.
  • Keep Clear of the large John Pinkerton II trip boat & work barges.
  • Boaters should keep to the right when passing other boats.