The River Medway Navigation from Yalding to Allington offers a relaxing cruise through the beautiful Kentish countryside. There are several marinas along the river, and a few pubs which you can moor outside for free. There are also lots well cared for free 48hr mooring points along the navigation. When sticking to the speed limit (5 knots) it should take you approx 4 -5 hours to amble along if the locks are in your favour.
Thames Boat Training is run by an awesome guy called Paul, who is an incredibly experienced sailor. He’s based on a narrowboat in Shepperton and will tailor courses to meet your needs. The training takes place onboard one of his two narrowboats, and due to the sheer size of the boats offer the perfect training experience for any future motor cruiser.
Over the Easter weekend we went on a 3 night boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads with Herbert Woods.
It was great fun and I would recommend it to anyone who has a good sense of humour! No experience is necessary as you’re given a good tutorial when you arrive and you will also be given a really useful manual to refer back to.