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Narrowboat trips and kayaking parties


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Kayaking parties

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Where is Islington Boat Club?

Our address is 16-34 Graham Street, London, N1 8JX. Have a look at the map too.

Do I need to be able to swim?

We recommend that participants are able to swim 25m. However all participants are required to wear buoyancy aids at all times when near the water.

How much does it cost?

Please see the booking page for costs of all events.

Are the staff qualified?

All instructors are qualified. All staff are DBS checked and first aid trained. 

An unusual birthday party for those who enjoy fun on the water. We provide British Canoeing qualified instructors to take your group out on the basin in kayaks or canoes.

During the session they will spend 90 minutes on the water and maybe enjoy it so much they’ll come back and join our youth club. You can enjoy your own birthday cake on the deck of the barge or on one of the picnic tables afterwards. 

They may get quite wet so bring a change of clothes and shoes, plus a towel if they want to shower.

At the youth club, if they decide to join, they can practice and improve their skills, aspiring to obtain Canoe England START, DISCOVER and EXPLORE kayaking certificates!


£300 for up to 12 young people aged over 9 years.

Update 02.06.2023: during building works sessions will be from the park next door, perfect for birthday cake and a picnic afterwards.

Narrowboat trips

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A slow and relaxing cruise along the Regents Canal is a delightful way to spend a day or early evening. Our 35ft fully renovated narrowboat, Peggoty Tom, has a toilet on board and of course you can bring your own food.

Peggoty Tom has a wide stretch of windows for an all-round view and protection from rain and cold – making her ideal for year round trips.

Minimum two hour trip. Maximum passengers 10.

Where we go

Head for Camden Market and have a buffet lunch or cream tea aboard during the journey, stop for some shopping and return to the basin and enjoy a hot chocolate and marshmallows on the return journey. We can also head towards Hackney and Broadway market. Please ask when booking.

Fully trained RYA skipper included to take the helm – you are welcome to take a turn at skippering under the guidance of your skipper; also to help at the various locks along the way. Your day can be lazy or interactive, whichever suits you!

Children are welcome with a suitable number of adults. Please mention when booking.

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