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Another great canal holiday !

3rd family chill out holiday on board narrow boat Bramble on the Basingstoke Canal. Simply... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2023
Richard B
Its 5 stars from us!

We have taken several narrowboat holidays and this was the best! From the handover, Karen and... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2023
MandyStw67
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Reviewed 18 May 2021

Booked a week's break with Galleon Marine on the Narrowboat Teasel to cruise the Basingstoke Canal. The boat was ideal for two people and was clean and well equipped. Booking and collecting the boat was easy and we were greeted by Karen and Arthur when we arrived. The Welcome Pack and other information received when we booked was informative and gave a good introduction to the 'boat handover' upon arrival. The Canal is tranquil and is the ideal location to see a wide range of wildlife. The highlights for us included the sounds of Cuckoos, Owls and other birdsong. The best sight was of a Dabchick swimming under the crystal clear water towards its nest. Our time on the canal was relaxing and totally different to the bustle of many other UK waterways. Galleon Marine provided excellent service and we will be repeat customers in the future.

Date of experience: May 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

We visited with family. Charming lady owner, Karen, was very accommodating and helpful. A really lovely afternoon spent walking the tow path alongside the children kayaking. Happy times!

Date of experience: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

Had a fantastic week aboard the Teasal narrow boat. The narrow boat was very clean and well equipped, with lovely small personal touches. The owners were very friendly and helpful and gave their time explaining various things regarding the boat and places to stop and things to see along the way. They were also on the other end of the phone when we had any queries. We had a very peaceful week along the canal. Very picturesque and plenty of wildlife along the, including swans with their babies, ducks, herons and more. Highly recommend the narrow boat and the company

Date of experience: August 2020
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Galleon_Marine, Owner at Galleon Marine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2020

So glad you had a nice time on the Basingstoke Canal, thank you. Arthur

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Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

Highly recommend pre-booking the electric motor boat if you want to sit back and enjoy more of the canal! Don’t get me wrong, the row boats are great, but if it’s just one rowing then that can be enough for an hour. The boat was easy to use and even the children had a go. We only booked an hour, but it was worth it and will book for two hours next time as you can go quite far out. Great staff, easy to book and very helpful. You won’t be disappointed!

Date of experience: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 August 2020

Very therapeutic couple of hours spent on the canal today thanks to this company. Reasonably priced hire for a single kayak and I was intrigued how little craft I encountered by travelling to the right. The website is good, providing information needed in this current situation. This is a popular place on a sunny day but, as today was overcast, I barely had to queue and the system was efficient. Highly recommended for a bit of fun or to chill out.

Date of experience: August 2020
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