Day Trips on the Basingstoke Canal

A day trip on Dawn from Odiham allows a peaceful cruise to a picnic lunch and a leisurely return through picturesque country stretches of the Basingstoke Canal, said by many to be one of the prettiest canals in the UK.

We offer two choices of day trip on Dawn: hiring the whole boat for 4 hours or more; or reserving seats on public trips that last around 2½ hours.

There are two choices of out and return route:

Our season runs from April to October.

For more detail of the canal, see our canal page.


"I just wanted to say thank you so much for an amazing day on your barge. The dispatcher was fantastic and really helpful before we set off, and the day was perfect. The boat is really easy to use and my mum, who was in her wheelchair, found everything really accessible.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Thanks so much again!"


"I would just like to pass on a huge thank you to all of your team, the residents and staff had a wonderful trip and are still talking about it. We hope to book again next year."