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Address: | Colt Hill, Odiham, Basingstoke RG29 1AL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1256 703691
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Galleon Marine offer Rowboats, Sit on Kayaks and Open Canoes that can be...

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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October on the canal was beautiful and shows a completely different side of the area

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... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 fine. Beautiful scenery, lots of trees and great food either from the local pubs on... More 

Thank SouthernSet
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 to be. The canal is stunning and doesn't have those horrible parts that other canals... More 

Thank wishboneart
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 cast off . The Staff were superb and the boats were spotless and perfectly equipped.... More 

Thank BEN P
1 review
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 range of ages on board but everyone was entertained and everyone was able to get... More 

Thank Anne S
Galleon_Marine, Owner at Galleon Marine, responded to this review

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 know and we will post some pictures on our website. More 

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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 trip to be a total waste of time. Couldn't go far in the hour and... More 

Thank mardellmt
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 a lining of trees and bush on both sides. Its best to head west and... More 

Thank Aditya M
Surrey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 sunny day!

Thank lucymwebb
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We hired a row boat for 5 adults. It comes with one set of oars. After getting the hang of it eventually we had a nice row along the canal and back within the hour. Staff were friendly, plenty of picnic benches to sit at and ice creams and cold drinks served there too. For £15 an hour, it is... More 

Thank holibobs1989
Galleon_Marine, Owner at Galleon Marine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your review. I am glad you had a good time. Our picnic area is proving popular and when the weather is good it is a great way to finish a boat trip sharing highlights of your trip with family and friends. Hope to see you again. More 

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78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

What a fun bunch, lovely to sit outside and have an ice cream after pretending to row for GB.... The staff are so friendly and helpful. It's a fun afternoon in the sun at a very reasonable price, for a rowing boat. Can't comment on the barges as didn't look at prices but have to say they do look amazing.

Thank Lady Sarah P
Romsey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The best holiday we have ever had! Arthur and Karen were so welcoming and friendly with helpful tips and suggestions for a trouble free week on the canal. We loved their relaxed approach, particularly as this was our first holiday on a narrowboat. Hazel is a lovely boat and well equipped. The canal is beautiful even in the more built... More 

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