Waterway Boat Trips 2017

Listed below are abbreviated details of trip boats operating this year on inland waterways within about 50 miles of Southampton. Many operators offer more trips/options than there is room for in this list, especially on the Thames - visit the listed websites for further details. Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this list, it is strongly recommended that checks be made with the operator before travelling any distance. It is also advisable, where possible, to book your ticket(s) beforehand. Some of the operators have online booking facilities on their website.

This list is an updated version of the list that appeared in the April 2017 issue of the Newsletter. The website manager would be glad to receive comments, corrections, updates and additions to this list.

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Key: ☎ Telephone;  Email address;  Internet address for further information;  Location (postcode and OS grid ref) of departure point.

Waterway Trip Boats
Waterway & Operator Trips and Tickets Bookings and Further information
Basingstoke Canal - Basingstoke CS Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham - King John's Castle. 2½ hr trips: Various days at 2.30pm. Also other special trips - see website. Adults £10, Children under 16 £5 (under 1yr free), Senior Citizens £7, Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) £25. Wheelchair restrictions. Book online: johnpinkerton.co.uk/booking ☎ 01256 765889 (10am - 8pm)  jpbookings@basingstoke-canal.org.uk  www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk/jp/public-trips/  Colt Hill Wharf: RG29 1AL (SU747517)
Basingstoke Canal - Basingstoke CS From Town Wharf, Woking. 12 seater narrow boat 'Kitty'. Approx 1¼ hr trips: May-end Sep: Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday Monday at 10.30am & 2.30pm, depending on demand. Adults £5, Children under 16 £3.50 (under 1yr free), Senior Citizens £3.50, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £15, Wheelchair user (Adult or Child, up to 2 per trip) £3.50. Unpowered wheelchairs only + able-bodied carer. Book online: johnpinkerton.co.uk/booking and follow the link to Kitty trips. Online bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance of a trip. ☎ 01256 765889 (10am - 8pm)  jpbookings@basingstoke-canal.org.uk  www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk/jp/kitty/  Town Wharf, Brewery Road, Woking GU21 4LJ (TQ004590)
Basingstoke Canal - Basingstoke Canal Authority From Mytchett Canal Centre. 55 min trips: Easter-Sep: Sat & Sun at 11.30, 12.30, 14.00 & 15.00. Also Wed & Fri in school holidays. Adults £5, Children (ages 1 - 13) £3.50, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £15. Book & pay on the day at reception or by phone. Spaces allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day. 12 seater narrow boat 'Rosebud'. ☎ 01252 370073  info@basingstoke-canal.co.uk  www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryparks/basingstokecanal  Canal Centre, Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett, Surrey GU16 6DD (SU893550)
Chichester Canal - Chichester Ship CT Chichester Canal Basin to Donnington. 1¼ hr trips 7 days a week at 10:15am, 12:00 noon, 1:45pm, 3:30pm. Adult £8.00, Child (12 & under) £5.00. No dogs except guide/assistance dogs. Access for 2 wheelchairs.  Canal Centre, Canal Basin, Chichester, PO19 8DT (SU858041) 9.30am to 4.45pm weekdays: in person or by ☎ 01243 771363.  chichestercanal.org.uk/boat-trips/scheduled-trips/
Kennet & Avon Canal - Kennet & Avon CT Newbury Wharf - Northcroft. 1¼ hr trips Sat & Sun Apr-Oct, Thu May-Sep. Extra trips on “High Days and Holidays”. Adults £6, Children (2-15) £4, Children under 2 free, Seniors £5, Family (2+2) £18. No wheelchairs. Newbury Visitor Information Centre: ☎ 01635 30267. Devizes Office in office hours (weekdays): ☎ 01380 721279. Mobile (weekends): ☎ 07716 460562  jubilee.katrust.org.uk/  Newbury Wharf: RG14 5AS (SU472671)
Kennet & Avon Canal - Kennet & Avon CT From Hungerford Wharf. 2½ hr trips 2.30pm to Wire Lock: Sat, Sun & Bank Hols in Apr-Sep, Wed in May-Sep - Adults £8.00, Seniors £7.00, Children (3-15) £5.00, Family ticket £24.00. 1½ hr trips 11.30am to Dun Mill Lock: Sat & Sun in Aug; Wed in Jul-Aug plus 2.30pm on Sat, Sun & Wed in Oct - Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.00, Children (3-15) £4.00. Electric wheelchair lift. Devizes Office in office hours (weekdays): ☎ 01380 721279. In person: Fare Wise Travel, 19 High Street, Hungerford.  rose@katrust.org.uk  rose.katrust.org.uk  Hungerford Wharf: RG17 0EQ (SU338687)
Kennet & Avon Canal - Kennet & Avon CT Devizes Wharf - east of Devizes Marina. 1¾ hr trips: Sat, Sun, Wed 2.30pm Apr-Oct. Thu 2.30pm summer school holidays. Adult £6.00, Seniors £5.00, Children (5-15) £4.00, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £16.00, children under 5 years old free. Other public trips available. No wheelchairs. Dogs at discretion of other passengers and skipper. ☎ 07975 854503. Devizes Office in office hours (weekdays): ☎ 01380 721279. In person: K&ACT shop at Devizes Wharf or Devizes Books, Handel House, Sidmouth Street, Devizes, Wilts, SN10 1LD.  kv.katrust.org.uk  Devizes Wharf: SN10 1EB (SU004617)
Kennet & Avon Canal - Kennet & Avon CT From above Bradford Lock either west to Avoncliffe (2 hrs) or east to Hilperton (2¼ hrs). 2 hr trips: Sat, Wed & Bank Holidays from Easter Sat 2.00pm Apr-Oct. 2¼ hr trips: Sun from Easter Sun 2.00pm Apr-Oct. Adult £7.00, Child £4.00. Children under 5 free. Other public trips available. Dogs at discretion of other passengers and skipper. Devizes Office in office hours (weekdays): ☎ 01380 721279. In person on the day only: Wharf Tea Rooms, Bradford on Avon.  bmac.katrust.org.uk  Above Bradford Lock: BA15 1LE (ST825601)
River Arun - The River Arun Ferry From Town Quay, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DF. Tue-Sun: from 10:30 - 17:30. 1 hr trip - Adults: £9.00, Seniors and Children: £7.00. Longer trips possible. Limited to 12 passengers. Bookings can be made after 09.00am on sailing days. ☎ 07473 255889  riverarunferry@gmail.com   www.facebook.com/riverarunferry?ref=ts&fref=ts  Town Quay: BN18 9DF (TQ019070)
River Thames - Hobbs of Henley Various cruises up and downstream of Henley. Daily Easter to 30 Sep - trips from 1 to 3 hrs. 1 hr - Adults £9.75, Seniors £7.75, Children (4-15) £6.25, Children under 3 Free.  Hobbs of Henley, The Boat House, Station Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1AZ (SU763823). ☎ 01491 572035  boats@hobbsofhenley.co.uk   www.hobbsofhenley.com
River Thames - French Brothers Various cruises between Maidenhead, Windsor, Runnymede and Hampton Court ranging from 40 mins to all day. 40 min trip - Adult: £8.50, Senior: £7.80, Children: £5.65. Book online for discounts. French Brothers Ltd, The Clewer Boathouse, Clewer Court Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JH. ☎ 01753 851900  sales@boat-trips.co.uk  www.frenchbrothers.co.uk  Departs Windsor: SL4 1QX (SU966771)
River Thames - Oxford River Cruises From Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4JU. Various trips in small launches: 30min to 2½hrs Apr-Oct. 30 min trip: Adult £8.00, Child (under 16) £5.00. Oxford River Cruises, The Folly, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4JU. ☎ 08452 269396 or 01865 987147  info@oxfordrivercruises.com  www.oxfordrivercruises.com  1 Folly Bridge: OX1 4JU (SP514055)
River Thames - Salters Steamers Various trips from Oxford, Abingdon, Reading, Henley, Marlow and Windsor - mostly 40-45 mins. In Oxford, Apr-Oct on the hour from 11.00am-5.00pm daily: Adult £8.00, Child £4.00, Children under 3 go free. Trips elsewhere less frequent. Also trips from Oxford to Abingdon twice daily - Adults £20.80, Seniors £19.80, Children £11.70 return. Bookings & Enquiries: Salters Steamers Ltd, Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4LA. ☎ 01865 243421 Fax: 01865 248185  info@salterssteamers.co.uk  www.salterssteamers.co.uk  Folly Bridge: OX1 4LA (SP514055)
River Thames - Thames Rivercruise Caversham Pier and Caversham Promenade, Caversham, Reading, RG1 8BD. 30 min to 2 hr cruises Apr-Oct. Adults from £6.00. Further details on website. Office: Thames Rivercruise, Pipers Island, Bridge Street, Caversham, Reading, Berks, RG4 8AH. ☎ 0118 948 1088  www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk  Caversham Pier: RG1 8BD (SU710745)
River Wey - Godalming Packetboat Company Horse-drawn narrow boat. From Godalming Wharf , Off Woolsack Way, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1LQ. 2 hr trips most days from Easter to the end of September, but please ring 01483 414938 to confirm times of trips (usually 2.00 pm) and to book. Adult £10.00, Children £9.00, Senior £9.00. Correspondence: Godalming Packetboat Company, 57 Furze Lane, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3NP ☎ 01483 414938  http://www.horseboat.org.uk  j.robertsgpbc@gmail.com  Godalming Wharf: GU7 1LQ (SU975440)
River Wey - National Trust 40 minute cruises from Dapdune Wharf, Guildford in electric launches taking 12 passengers. First trip 11.15am then on the hour thereafter. Thu - Mon during open season and all week in August. Adult £3.95, Children: £2.30, Family £11.50. Tickets not available for advanced booking.  Navigations Office and Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RR. ☎ 01483 561389  riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/river-wey-and-godalming-navigations-and-dapdune-wharf
Wey & Arun Canal - Wey & Arun CT From Canal Centre behind the Onslow Arms in Loxwood, West Sussex, RH14 0RD. Various trips 35 mins to 3½hrs. Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mon. 1 Apr - 29 Oct. ☎ 01403 752403 (Monday - Friday 9.30am - 1.30pm)  office@weyandarun.co.uk  www.weyandarun.co.uk/tripboats/index.php  Canal Centre: RH14 0RD (TQ041311)
Wilts & Berks Canal - Wilts & Berks CT Landing stage at Waitrose, Mill Lane, Wichelstowe, Swindon SN1 7BX. 12 passenger narrow boat. Sat & Sun at 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.30pm and 2.45pm. Extra days in school summer holidays. Adults £5.00, Children (2-15) £2.00. Boat team on ☎ 07401 220076 or  boats@wbct.org.uk   www.wbct.org.uk/experience/take-a-boat-trip  Waitrose Swindon: SN1 7BX (SU134829)

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