Will you teach us which knots to tie? That's a question I have been asked many, many times (and of course I always say 'yes'), so then I had an idea...why don't we offer 'Experience Days'. If you want to learn how to steer a narrowboat, moor up, cast off, turn around, pass other boats and navigate obstacles in the canal perhaps an 'experience day' will be your thing.
The experience lasts for 5 hours, in that time we will learn the basics of narrowboating with the aim that participants will be confident to use the boat on their own (without the trainer). I'm Hester and I am the trainer. I have been assessed by the Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) scheme and have held QAB status since 2016. Please note that this is not a Helmsman course and you do not get an accredited Royal Yachting Association (RYA) certificate after the training...what you should get is the confidence to take a stress-free narrowboat holiday whomever you decide to book with.
The cost for the 'Experience Day' is £80 for 2 people for 5 hours training, hot and cold drinks will be provided - please bring your own lunch.
Experience days are run from November to April (other times may be available - please enquire).
If you take the 'Experience Day' and then want to hire one of our boats you will be given a 10% discount on any holiday.
You can also buy a voucher as a present for any amount of money, and either choose the dates or leave them open to be decided. Let us know what you you prefer, we can then make you a voucher and send it by email or by post along with any other hire information you might like to pass on.
Please enquire if you are interested.