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Online Tutorial & Training

Complete Before Arrival

Whether you are new to cruising or one of our many long-established customers, you will find many useful tips on all aspects of boat craft by viewing these interactive tutorials.

A cruising holiday is great fun and a wonderful adventure for all the family. However, for the safety of you and your crew it is a condition of hire that you undertake instruction in the theory of boat craft prior to boarding your cruiser on the first day of your holiday.

We recommend that all members of the party complete the tutorial for their own enjoyment and safety.
It will take approximately one hour to complete the tutorial but could save you up to three hours on the first day of your holiday.


At the end of each module there are a few simple questions to help you assess your understanding. When you have finished all the modules, you should do the Captain’s Quiz. When you have completed this, you will receive a certificate and we will also receive notification that you have completed it.

So why wait for your holiday to begin? Start it now by working your way through our Training program completing a couple of tutorials at a time. Before you know it, you and your crew will be enjoying the most wonderful holiday, confidently cruising the beautiful waterways of the Shannon and Erne.

Cruising the waterways safely

Once you board your cruiser you will be given a further period of hands-on tuition by a trained member of staff who will accompany you until you feel totally confident in your ability to Captain your craft.

We know from experience that our customers just can’t wait to complete their period of instruction before taking the helm.

To assist you through this process we have made a Boat Overview and a Boat Demonstration available on each boat page.

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Before you captain your own cruiser, please take time to watch our online tutorial and our boat handling videos to help you prepare for your cruising holiday. These educational videos have been created by the marina staff to help you feel at ease. This is perfect preparation before arriving at the marina.
Why choose
Carrickcraft has been the specialist in river cruising holidays for over 50 years.
When you hire a boat from Carrickcraft, you will benefit from the advice of experts who are passionate about boating and who will do their utmost to ensure you have a great holiday.