You'll learn how to drive a narrowboat and all the tips that come with it. As we cruise the canal I will show you the ropes so you can jump right into action! You'll be driving the boat yourself, experiencing the canal from a completely new perspective! Be prepared to be active, maybe wet (Hopefully not! Life jackets are provided) and it will be a lot of fun. I'll guide you and be with you the entire time while you get your hands on steering, whether you're new to boating or just curious about it! You don’t need any previous boating experience. A driving licence isn't necessary to cruise a boat however if you are thinking of moving into a boat you would benefit from basic training to feel comfortable and safe with cruising. As a continuous cruiser I move on the London canals so your training will take place wherever I am moored at that time. The boat is officially licensed and completely safe. Basic training session is about 3 hours, I also offer extensive full day training: going through locks and introduction to boating lifestyle and technical workings (please contact me to arrange). A maximum of 4 people per session ensures a very personal experience and your safety.
Boating is my passion and hobby. I have lived on a narrowboat for many years as a continuous cruiser on the London canals. I have gained extensive experience cruising various boats including wide-beams in both a professional and personal capacity and have a full-on experience of living on a barge. Over the years I have learned boating skills such as going through locks, tunnels, mooring up, rope knots and general boating knowledge.
A drink of your choice offered
I will teach on my narrowboat, which is a special place to see and experience. We will cruise through the London canals, depending on where the boat is at that time. Some of the areas I moor at are: Kensal Green, Little Venise, Camden, Kings Cross, Angel, Victoria park, Hackney Wick, Limehouse, Tottenham Hale, Enfield. Don't hesitate to ask if you'd like to do your training in a specific place. PLEASE NOTE THE MEETING POINT WILL REGULARLY CHANGE.
8歳以上の方4名まで参加できます。 It’s important that you’re comfortable around water, as there is always a risk of falling in. However, being able to swim isn’t a requirement.
Wear casual clothes and non-slip flat shoes
The experience is very dependent on weather conditions. Most boaters don't cruise when it's too windy - please understand that for safety reasons I may have to reschedule in function of forecast.