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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 27 August 2021 via mobile

We hired a five hour narrowboat trip with two adults four children and a puppy. Arthur and his team were fantastic we will definitely be coming back for another visit will recommend to everyone. Great value for money driving the boat was easier than we thought fantastic day out children and puppy had a great time

Date of experience: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2021

A great day out for the grandchildren. We hired two canoes, and they were able to do their own thing in the safety of a canal environment. Good place to picnic afterwards.

Date of experience: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021

Enjoyed a lovely four night holiday on Holly. Fantastic customer service from Karen, Arthur and the team with a very comprehensive but quick handover. The facilities on Holly were more than adequate and the boat was lovely and clean. The scenery to Frimley and then back through to Odiham Castle was fantastic and very quiet with the majority of other boats on the canal coming from the small Galleon fleet. Our only piece of advice would be to pack light, as luggage space with 6 on-board can be tight. We can't wait to do it again..

Date of experience: August 2021
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Reviewed 15 July 2021

We booked a four night break starting Monday on Teasel in June. The whole process was really simple and both Karen and Arthur couldn't have been more helpful or nice. The boat was great, super clean and really simple to operate. Overall it was a really relaxing break and we will definitely be booking another trip soon. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2021
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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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