Enjoy boat tuition on a narrowboat or widebeam boat in a relaxed atmosphere with a professional experienced RYA instructor. With a maximum of 3 students in a course, this is like private boat tuition where you have ample opportunities to have a go and practice your newly acquired skills. You are welcome to book a single place and join others on a course, or if there are 2 or 3 in your group, you can book a course together and save money on our group booking price. The price is per day’s training session.
Please note that widebeam training will mostly take place out of season as these boats are out on holiday hire. We have a dedicated narrowboat available throughout the year (March to end of November)
Below is a list of our course dates which are on a narrowboat. Please do call us if you’d like to book a place or if you have any questions.
Tues 25th Sept 3 Spaces available
Sat 29th Sept Full
Sun 30th Sept 3 spaces available
Tues 2nd Oct 3 spaces available
Tues 9th Oct 3 spaces available
Sat 13th Oct 3 Spaces available
Sun 14th Oct 3 spaces available
Tues 16th Oct 3 spaces available
Sat 20th Oct 3 spaces available
Sun 21st Oct 3 spaces available
Our training sessions are built around your own requirements and learning is at your pace with no pressure. We understand that driving a boat can be a bit daunting and often stressful and it is our aim to provide you with the skills to drive safely and upon which you can then build your confidence and enjoy owning a boat on the water. We offer 2 courses: The RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Course which is for those of you wishing to learn how to drive a boat and the RYA Inland Waterways Crew Course, ideal for those wishing to get involved in boating and learn crew skills and deck work and participate as crew members
Learn in a friendly atmosphere
No experience necessary.
1 and 2 day courses available at a date to suit you
Tuition on our narrowboat Gina or widebeam or on your own boat
Training sessions available for those of you thinking of purchasing a narrowboat or widebeam
Special family prices for 2 adults taking the Helmsman Course and Child (12 yrs+) taking the RYA Crew course. Contact us for price.
For those who have passed their Helmsman Course with us, why not book a practise day and hire one of our boats at a reduced rate to practise your newly acquired skills?
If you wish to cruise on the waterways in Europe, resolution 41 requires that you pass the ICC CEVNI test (Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure). You can take this test at our centre if you have the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate. We can send you the necessary publications required for reading and study prior to the test. You are welcome to book this test as an add on following your Inland Waterways course with us.
We are here to guide you through all the steps in learning how to drive a boat. If you have any questions, please do contact us.
The price is per day’s training session based on the number of people in your party wishing to participate. If there are less than 3 in your party but you wish to be the sole students in the training session, then the 3 person price applies.
RYA Inland waterways Helmsman Course
One person in your party
Total cost is £220 per person (your course will be with 2 others)
RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Course
Two persons in your party
Total cost is £295
RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Course
Three persons in your party
Total cost is £335
RYA Crew Course
Please contact us for price
Please note an additional £20 is added on to cover the cost of the RYA handbook and certification.
To book your place(s) please call us on 07780 88 71 72. We require £100 deposit to secure your place and the balance is due 7 days before the course date.
If you have any questions about our courses, please call us on 07780 88 7172 or fill in the form below.