Islington Boat Club is a water-based activity center, providing BCU and RYA training courses, as well as an active youth programme and schools tuition, for 9-19 year olds. We are set in our own enclosed basin, offering a sheltered space for young people to learn and explore safely. We have an extensive fleet of craft, including kayaks, canoes, sailing boats, bell boats, power-boats and a narrowboat as well as offering dry land arts and crafts activities and games.

Clubmark 2014

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the

Canoe England Club Mark

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IBC welcomed a very jolly group of Upper Deckers from Westminster Boating Base to IBC for the day and they enjoyed a leisurely trip along the canal.

Well, leisurely apart from opening the locks; steering the boat and drinking tea and eating lots of cake and biscuits. Great day out for everyone!

Who is Islington Boat Club for

Our youth programme is an open access drop in session for 9-19 year olds, who just need to fill in a membership form before their first session, (download or pop in and pick up a copy). Our school sessions are aimed at young people aged 9 to 19 who can swim 25m in light clothing with a buoyancy aid. Our maximum group size is 12 people on the water per instructor. It may be possible to accommodate more than one group at a time. We also welcome groups or individuals with special needs, and have wheelchair access to some of our craft and facilities. To ensure safety it may be necessary to reduce the group size for people with special needs, disabilities or challenging behaviours. How much does the youth programme cost? Cost: £1.50 per half day / evening, £3 all day session, or £20 per term, £30 summer project, £50 per year. Concessions apply – please see membership form for more information. For more details contact the Islington Boat Club on 020 7253 0778

What is on our website

On our site, you will be able to find out information about all the activities we do, including photographs and short video clips of each activity. You will also be able to find information about the different areas of Islington Boat Club. You can also download any forms needed to book sessions or apply for membership, and we also have a seperate photo gallery showing some of the trips and events our young people have participated in. We hope you find the site useful, and we look forward to you visiting us soon.

Welcome Boats

Islington Boat Club,
16-34 Graham Street, Islington,
London, N1 8JX
020 7253 0778.

Registered Charity 287680
Registered Company 01743087