The John Pinkerton II is owned and operated by the Basingstoke Canal Society and runs public trips of different lengths from either Odiham or Fleet. Check their website to see where and when they are sailing.
Run by the Historic Dockyards, the harbour tours which last 40-50 minutes can be joined either at the Dockyards or Gunwharf Quays.
Kennet & Avon Canal
At Newbury Wharf you can take a trip along the canal in a houseboat, narrowboat or canoe.
Messing about on the River
If you fancy a day on the water, like Mr Toad, the Farncombe Boat House in Godalming can offer everything from a rowing boat hire, to canoes and punts and even narrow boats by the hour or by the day!
Dapdune Wharf, Guildford
See the River Wey Navigation, one of the first British rivers to be made navigable. Take a 40 minute trip on one of the electric motor launches run Thursday to Monday. Tickets can only be bought on the day.
Enjoy a couple of hours on the waters of Chichester Harbour on the 125 year-old 'Terror', a beautifully restored wooden sailing boat and the last example of an open-decked working sailboat from Emsworth's oyster industry. Public trips between May and September must be booked in advance.
Water Activities Centre
Always thought you'd like to try your hand at sailing (dingy and keel boats), windsurfing, rowing or powerboating? This water sports centre provides courses for every level, whether you're a beginner or looking for tips to improve. Booking necessary.