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Galleon Marine

| Colt Hill, Odiham, Basingstoke RG29 1AL, England
+44 1256 703691
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Rowing boat with a motor.

We went with our daughter and her children, aged 9 and 7, in a rowing boat in which was fitted a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Basingstoke, England
Lovely couple of hours but difficult to moor up

Nice boats, great location, highly recommended if you want to see the canal from a different... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emma S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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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
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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Colt Hill, Odiham, Basingstoke RG29 1AL, England
+44 1256 703691
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our daughter and her children, aged 9 and 7, in a rowing boat in which was fitted a small electric motor. We had two hours on the Basingstoke Canal, very lucky with the weather, and we went down to King John's Castle...More

Thank Samthetax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice boats, great location, highly recommended if you want to see the canal from a different perspective, especially at this time of the year. Goslings, signets, moor hens and ducklings abound and the canal is just teaming with fish, the toddler in our group loved...More

Thank Emma S
Galleon_Marine, Owner at Galleon Marine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, it is a great canal for wildlife. We do have chains and a padlocks for mooring boats as leaving a boat on just the boat mooring catch isn't secure enough. Please ask us if you visit us again and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous weekend we have had on the Basing Canal, courtesy of Galleon Marine! From start to finish, we felt extremely well looked after and confident that we could steer our lovely narrowboat up the canal. Karen and Arthur's professionalism and friendliness was second...More

1  Thank 11Carole1955
Reviewed 13 February 2017

So October isn't the best time temperature wise to go on the canal. Chilly first thing, but the heating still fixes that. Training is given and it is easy to pick up. There is no reason to rush and we found the suggested top speed...More

2  Thank SouthernSet
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Have been going back to Galleon since I was little and the new owners are doing the company proud. Good updates on the narrowboats and even more helpful. Can't argue with the prices and for a long weekend it is one of my favourite places...More

1  Thank wishboneart
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We picked our Boat up shortly after 4 on Monday the 19th of September ready to begin our voyage on the Basingstoke canal. After being Briefed on the rules of canal boating and a brilliant practical Demonstration of how to operate the Boat we were...More

Thank BEN P
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We would highly recommend Galleon Marine for the hire of a narrow boat for a weekend. Their customer service was exceptional and the initial briefing given was comprehensive with useful local knowledge of eating places, the map they have produced is brilliant. We had a...More

Thank Anne S
Galleon_Marine, Owner at Galleon Marine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you had a good time. Your idea about a canopy is a very good one and we have been thinking of ways to do this. When we come up with a solution I will let you...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped by during the first week of the school holidays to hire a double or two kayaks but were told they were booked for a team build any minute- no other people about. Hired a row boat as children were disappointed and didn't want the...More

Thank mardellmt
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Galleon Marine is a good boat rental to get your choice of boat (row, canoe, kayak, motor, narrow boats etc) to get onto the basingstoke canal. The staff is friendly and the prices reasonable. The ride itself is very pleasing as the canal meanders through...More

Thank Aditya M
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I visited today and took out a rowboat with a friend. The boats were a little rustic but this only added to the charm. A little pricey but probably worth it as we had a lovely time. A very enjoyable trip out on a beautifully...More

Thank lucymwebb
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