Telephone: 07974 564430

Derbyshire Canal Boat Tuition Courses - Tailored to You


£145 per person (min booking for 2 persons)


Tailored to You Course is a one-day course at a total cost of £145 per person.

This course will be flexible taking into consideration your personal boating experience and it will be tailored to you, so those boaters lacking experience in certain areas can gain more confidence by having more concentrated tuition on a student’s specific area of concern, for example:

Concentrating on lock operations and the hazards associated with them to build confidence through practice.

Intensive practicing berthing and unberthing, springing on and springing off.

If someone gained a Helmsman certificate years ago but hasn’t used it and needs a refresher in certain areas.

Any areas of boating fear that you may have that would require some understanding and demonstration with calm repetition practice, to overcome that fear.

You just let us know what you are looking for and we shall do our best to assist.


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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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