What Is The Narrowboating Experience?
If you’ve always wanted to have a go on a narrowboat, but were hesitant to take the plunge without clear, one-to-one instruction, or are you looking for a relaxing time in experience hands, then you’ve come to the right place!
Our ‘on-board’ learning or relaxing experience are tailored to you – be it, first timer? Need a refresher? or simply want to have a skipper on board as back-up while you take control?
We can take you step-by-step through the workings of the boat and how to safely manoeuvre through the canal locks. By experiencing first hand how narrowboating works, you’ll learn to handle the craft with confidence and get the most out of a relaxing canal boat holiday.
You will learn the following in a practical, hands-on way, to help build confidence and experience:-
- How do the locks work?
- How do you steer a long and heavy boat?
- What’s port and starboard?
- What happens to the boat when you are going in reverse?
- How do you stop?
- Which side of the canal do you pass other boats on?
- Who has right-of-way?
- Where can you moor up for the night?
All of the above guidance is provided, with you being very ‘hands-on’ to build up knowledge and enjoy the fun of boating,
Just want to Relax?
If you don't fancy being "hands-on" then we can also offer a relaxing canal cruise. Simply sit back and enjoy the peaceful waterways while the crew looks after you and the boat.