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Dates coming up -

28th and 29th September

19th and 20th October

Courses including the Two day RYA Inland Waterways Helmsmans Course

If 2 or 3 people are booking together it should be possible to arrange extra dates to suit. Additional courses will be added if demand is sufficient.

We also have access to Widebeam boats, by arrangement.

Why not try one of our experience days to find out what the waterways are like?

Ot try a day out with the family?

Please email on or call Jan on 07850846495 for more details.


Why Choose To Do Your Training With Us?

Canal Experience training is dedicated to ensuring that everyone can enjoy time spent on the Inland Waterways safely. 

Based on the Southern Grand Union, just South of Rickmansworth and north of Harefield (Uxbridge), you can experience the hidden beauty and nature of our

heritage waterways, merely yards from the motorways, railways and towns.

There are many ways to learn to steer a boat and many people who will offer to teach you.

However, our job is to TEACH and we won't simply show you how to move your boat from A to B.

Canal Experience is an RYA Certified Training Centre and our qualified Instructors hold First Aid certificates so that they can treat your safety as a priority.


We will show you how to steer a boat correctly and effectively, to suit what you need, whether it be as a liveaboard, or purely for leisure.

We make each course bespoke to the participants and will focus on core skills, such as turning, mooring and locks.

So, whatever course you choose, you will be given the best advice for your situation.

If you need to build confidence, then we will work on your existing skills, develop what you know and give you that confidence.

If you are worried or scared, we will coax you through your fears so that you feel confident and competant.

If you just need an refresher or assessment, we will do our best to help improve the skills you already have.


We are more than happy to discuss individual requirements and give the best advice we can, to ensure that your tuition provides

the best results for you and also value for your money. We will not recommend more training than you need.


For more information, please call Jan Knox on 07850 856596 or email on