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About Galleon Marine
Galleon Marine offer Rowboats, Sit on Kayaks and Open Canoes that can be rented by the hour to enjoy and explore the Basingstoke Canal. We also have a picnic garden and small kiosk that sells, ice cream, hot and cold drinks and snacks. Our Self Drive Narrowboats can be rented for short breaks and week holidays for groups of 2 to 8 people. We are open from March to October.
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

For many years I have dreamt of spending time on a narrow-boat. Dreams do come true having spent a weekend on Hazel. Everything we needed to know was patiently explained and off we went along the canal. The facilities on board were beyond our expectations.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This is a lovely boatyard. We hired narrowboat Bramble for 7 people, Karen and Arthur were so helpful so the weekend worked perfectly for us. The boat is well equipped and cosy. This is a lovely stretch of canal with lots of good pubs. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

I spent a week with friends on the Basingstoke canal. It was clear from our briefing that the company were efficient but very relaxed. We had a great week (10-14 Sept), facilities were good, plenty to see and do, lovely area. The company were efficient...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gunar19
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I hired a narrowboat as a surprise birthday treat for my girlfriend and friends. We stayed on ‘Holly’, a 47 foot boat for a four day excursion along the Basingstoke canal. Once the safety brief had been given and a tour of the boat we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan T
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Had a fun time kayaking on a beautiful stretch of the Basingstoke canal. Very reasonable price - £12 for two people for an hour. Got a bit wet so remember to take a change of clothes with you!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JaneGardner2014
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much Arthur and Karen. We had such an amazing weekend on Holly. From booking the holiday, to your very friendly welcome,tutorial and such knowledge of where and what we should do as complete novices. Holly was amazing, clean and felt so homely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lau_7
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The Teasel was comfortable and clean and was exactly what we needed to relax and wind down after a five week holiday in Europe. Thank you Karen for squeezing us in at short notice and to your hubby for the wonderful guidance and direction. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lorrainejoubert
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Following an informative introduction by Arthur, we cruised at a leisurely pace to Crookham for lunch, observing all the flora and fauna around us. The boat was easy to navigate and was so well equipped with everything necessary for a relaxing day on the canal....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue O
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Super company - very chilled yet proficient when it comes to explaining rules and instructions (nicely included details of all the pub stops which is exactly what these weekends are all about). Great boats, easy to book and no fuss about deposit and damage checks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thomas L
Galleon_Marine, Owner at Galleon Marine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you Thomas, hope you all got back home quickly, thanks for being great guests.

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here today with my two young children and partner- we was celebrating our anniversary, my partner and I enjoyed the rowing boat and the views. My 3 year old enjoyed himself a lot definitely coming back again

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rachelwC2671CE
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