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Galleon Marine

72 reviews
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
About Galleon Marine
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. We are open from March to October.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So friendly and helpful...we have hired rowing boats, kayaks and narrow boats from them and today used their slipway to launch our own kayak. They are unfailingly helpful and pleasant

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank fleming47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely family day out (ranging from 20 to 82 years!) on Juniper along this beautiful and peaceful stretch of canal. We hired for 7 hours, took our own food for an on board lunch and stopped off at the welcoming Barley Mow pub for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three families, eighteen people including one in a wheelchair all decided to go narrow boating, luckily for them they stumbled on Galleon Marine based in Colt Hill, Odiham on the Basingstoke Canal who had the necessary narrow boats including one which is accessible to wheelchair...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Rob J
Reviewed July 7, 2019

We hired Galleon's Day Boat, Juniper for 7 hours. The boatyard is very welcoming and we were given friendly instructions about the boat before leaving. The day boat handles very well with light tiller steering. It has been fitted out to a high standard with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank JE0352
Galleon_Marine, Owner at Galleon Marine, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

So glad your day was a success. It is a lovely trip to Crookham Wharf and back and the Exchequer is a very nice pub. Hope to see you again. Arthur

Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

We had so much fun on our boat "Bramble".. it was a glorious five days exploring the Basingstoke Canal. The scenery is stunning and we even saw kingfishers! We all came home super relaxed.. thank you Arthur and Karen for your warm welcome and for...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Drumstir4
Galleon_Marine, Owner at Galleon Marine, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

Thank you, we are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us. It is a very peaceful canal.

Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Lovely little boat yard by the canal in Odiham. Friendly, welcoming and relaxing service. We hired a day boat for seven hours - the stretch of the canal for a day trip is very relaxing to pootle along. Boat (Juniper) was clean and equipped with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Mubbsy
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

I booked an afternoon on a narrow boat as part of a surprise 50th birthday weekend away for my husband. Right from the first phone call Galleon Marine were helpful, friendly and very informative making it extremely easy to book. On arriving we were greeted...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank allyhols
Reviewed December 7, 2018

For many years I have dreamt of spending time on a narrow-boat. Dreams do come true having spent a weekend on Hazel. Everything we needed to know was patiently explained and off we went along the canal. The facilities on board were beyond our expectations.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia E
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This is a lovely boatyard. We hired narrowboat Bramble for 7 people, Karen and Arthur were so helpful so the weekend worked perfectly for us. The boat is well equipped and cosy. This is a lovely stretch of canal with lots of good pubs. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 535family
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I spent a week with friends on the Basingstoke canal. It was clear from our briefing that the company were efficient but very relaxed. We had a great week (10-14 Sept), facilities were good, plenty to see and do, lovely area. The company were efficient...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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john s
May 26, 2019|
Response from Galleon_Marine | Property representative |
Our changeover days are the same as other UK hire companies Monday and Friday. So a short break is either Friday 4pm to Monday 10am or Monday 4pm to Friday 10am. This gives us time to clean and get boats ready between hires.