Telephone: 07974 564430

Derbyshire Canal Boat Tuition Feedback


"Paul gave patient clear instruction to us on his clean & tidy perfect size boat. What an amazing 2 days, we hope our paths cross again."

- Laura Plain

"Informal but factual, lots of real-life examples given."

- Damian Jones

"Plenty of pre course info provided and agreeable dates easily arranged by email."

- Anthony Wingrove

"Realised there was a lot more to learn than we thought."

- Jo Robbinson

"Ben Hodgeson from the RYA advised me Paul was good and safe, he recommended him for me, for lone female training."

- Sallie Bowd

"Boat was very comfortable, easy to operate & extremely quiet."

- Kevin Weeton

"Inland Waterways handbook being sent to me in advance was very useful."

- Molly & Jeremy

"The TOWPATH paper advert steered me to the best weekend 10/10."

- Philip Ashcroft

"Felt very welcome, Paul was very knowledgeable, and it was a pleasure to be here. Will recommend to everyone."

"The RIVER COURSE was excellent and exactly what I wanted, it all exceeded my expectations. Paul is a very knowledgeable and friendly instructor."

- Jeff Gentry

"Excellent boat and easy to handle for a beginner or experienced skipper"

"Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of buying or hiring a boat"

"The River Cruise was excellent and exactly what I wanted"

"Exceeded my expectations, Paul is a very knowledgeable and friendly instructor"

"WOW! A fun and clear two day Helmsman course covered in a professional manner"

"Over and above all our expectations"

"DCBT was recommended by our boat share provider"

"Day was well thought out & not to long with nice breaks when needed"

"For a first time boater it is a physical course as well as an informative one"

"Professional, friendly, and very patient which helped immediately"

"As a lone female I felt comfortable and at ease with Paul at all times"

"I'm so glad the Mercia Marina boat salesman recommended Paul"

"Clean and tidy boat that did all you asked of her"

"Good course content without the pressure, and handy tips too"


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DCB Tuition is a friendly, family run narrowboat company operating within Derbyshire between Shardlow, Swarkestone Lock and Willington.

We are fully qualified and insured to run the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) inland waterways Helmsman and Crew courses. The RYA is the recognised governing body for the boating leisure industry and a leading representative for the inland waterways.

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