MyRiverCruising is now officially an RYA Training Centre



We are delighted to announce that we are now up and running as a training centre for Inland Waterways boat tuition. Having been recognised by the RYA as a training centre, we are now able to offer boat tuition on narrowboats and widebeam boats.

One of the main reasons for offering tuition and enabling our students to do the Inland Waterways Helmsman course and crew course is to promote safety on the water. By giving our boating holiday guests training, we hope to achieve a high level of safety and to give our guests knowledge, boat handling skills and confidence while out on the water, whether it’s on our holiday self drive narrowboat boat Gina or on guests’ own boat.

We are in the process of putting together a holiday package that combines a boating holiday with the 2 day Inland Waterways Helmsman course. This is ideal fo novice boaters who may not be confident but will come away with learnnig a range of boating skills and will also be able to gain the Inland Waterways Helmsman certificate. Family members not wanting to do the helmsman course can still come away with a Crew certificate, giving them credit for their aquired crew skills and water safety knowledge.

Those of you not wishing to do a boating holiday can still book a 2 day course and complete the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman course. The ratio for all courses is 1 instructor to 3 students.

Boating holidays on the River Thames are so much more enjoyable when you have the skills to helm the boat and crew safely, taking the worry and stress out of your holiday. So many of our guests have never driven a boat before and we hope to offer them a holiday that combines gaining recognition for their newly aquired boating skills and an enjoyable narrowboat holiday on the River Thames too. See our courses here.