Welcome to Galleon Marine
We are a family owned business with plenty of experience and enthusiasm. We aim to provide you with a personal and friendly service and make sure you have a fantastic holiday and unforgettable experience.
We are based on Surrey and Hampshire´s Basingstoke Canal, a beautiful location, near J5 of the M3. We are conveniently located approximately 30 miles south of London and 30 miles north of the South coast. If you are coming to us by train we are on a direct route from Waterloo to Hook, which takes approximately only 40 minutes. From Hook station we are only a 10 minute taxi drive away.
If you are looking to hire one of our boats for your holiday, don´t worry if you have no experience. The Basingstoke canal is ideal for people new to canal boats. It is a very quiet canal, with none of the problems you can sometimes encounter on busier canals. Plus, if you are on a short break, you will only have to negotiate one lock, and you have plenty of time to get used to boat and feel more confident about handling it before you reach this point.
We can suggest routes for your trop and provide all the help and advice you need.
Enjoy a relaxing day out on one of our boats. We can accomdate groups of up to 10 people, making it a great way to spend time with friends and family. We will provide full tuition and lifejackets, free of charge. Onboard you will have all of the facilities you need including:
From March until October you can hire one of our rowboats, kayaks, punts or canoes by the hour, for a half day, or for a full day. We have a refreshment kiosk on site, and life jackets and buoyancy aids are available free of charge.
As well as boat hire for holidays, you can also hire one of our boats for a corporate event, either to entertain clients or for a team building event with colleagues. With a great choice of pubs by the canal you are sure to have a good time!Our Boats
We can offer you a range of narrowboats, from 2 to 8 berths. They come with various facilities such as:
With these modern facilities and high quality fittings, we think you will find one of our boats a comfortable and relaxing way to enjoy your holiday and explore the beautiful countryside and picturesque villages in the South of England.