They are vey patient with newcomers to boating. The accommodation is very comfortable and Jo’s cooking is excellent. Steve being… Read more “Steve and Jo are excellent hosts and trainers”
…and an idyllic couple of days escaping the rat race on the Garonne. We even managed to get qualified!!!
Very professionally run course, with the right blend of ‘serious’ training and discussion about the reality of living and/or long… Read more “The course, atmosphere and the boat was excellent!”
We cannot recommend the Bargecraft course highly enough. The level of professionalism and extremely high standards of both Steve and… Read more “It exceeded our expectations on all levels”
Steve’s excellent instruction has given us the foundation of confidence and competence we needed to begin our own canal barging… Read more “We highly recommend the Bargecraft Experience with Steve and Jo.”
Jo and Steve are the perfect couple for providing a challenging and rewarding three days toward fulfilling the requirements for… Read more “This has been an amazing “boat and breakfast” experience, plus lunches and dinners!”
This course is invaluable! Happy to talk with any potential customers about our wonderful experience. Cheers!
Felt we learned a lot! Lovely lunches. Thank you
Cannot recommend this course more highly for a peaceful luxurious way to learn new tricks and get a feel for canal life
Having bought a 1935 Venetian Vaporetto water-bus and fully renovated it in 4 years, I accidentally found myself in the… Read more “Cannot recommend this course more highly for a peaceful luxurious way to learn new tricks and get a feel for canal life”
It was an absolutely incredible learning experience. As a boating novice, I feel that after my Bargecraft lessons I have… Read more “I cannot recommend Bargecraft boat school enough. It was an amazing experience!”
Making a student feel safe and confident that the education will be fun and effective is great encouragement
Learning to drive a 21m dutch barge could have been stressful, but Steve and Jo have provided a complete program… Read more “…Could not have been better hosts or teachers…”
First class tutoring from Steve and lovely catering and social skills from Jo. An incredible experience, both in meeting both… Read more “Two days of glorious bliss in a learning environment”
I came as a solo student and they didn’t let that hamper the experience. In fact, I feel I got… Read more “This experience exceeded my expectations”
The course content was exactly as described and expected. From the moment of our arrival until our final farewell they… Read more “Steve is an excellent instructor and Jo is an excellent host”
I started out as a ‘land lubbing’ mountain girl with zero boat knowledge I now have the confidence to continue… Read more “Attentive, safe, comfortable environment to learn hands-on”
The instruction was highly professional, very knowledgeable, very calm, patient an informative. Steve and Jo made us welcome on their… Read more “Highly professional and very knowledgeable…”
The course was a wonderful experience. Steve is an effective and patient instructor. The curriculum is demanding and we were… Read more “Highly recommend the three day course as there is much to learn and experience”
Plus the boat is beautifully maintained and Jo’s food is excellent. Steve’s instruction positively motivates and the course includes more… Read more “Steve and Jo are excellent hosts and instructors.”
The course was a great experience. Professionally delivered, covering all aspects of barge life. The accommodation and food were excellent… Read more “All in all a very professional course on a beautiful barge.”
I took a French EGP assessment in English with Steve & Jo Bridges at Bargecraft and their locally associated (French)… Read more “I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bargecraft as a barge handling school”
I was a total novice before attending, but with the tuition it installed confidence and made the learning experience an… Read more “Excellent course in a relaxed atmosphere”
Extremely well run by professional and friendly instructors
We have just bought our own Dutch barge and this course has proved invaluable training even after 1,000s of kilometres… Read more “Invaluable training, even after 1,000’s of kilometres under sail…”
I feel so much better informed and feel more confident in all aspects.
It was the best course I ever took part in. Couldn’t be better! Perfect!
An excellent course with first class facilities. I can thoroughly recommend Steve and Jo. Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Very informative… Read more “An excellent course with first class facilities”
Friendly, professional and hugely informative. Improved my confidence and knowledge no end. I really enjoyed it. Five stars. Very practical,… Read more “Can’t recommend this residential course highly enough…”
Don’t change anything else! A superbly run course.
Everything was perfect. Thank you.
Everything was superb – particularly the teaching style and onboard experience. If anything, I would have liked an extra day!
It was perfect!
Steve and Jo are the perfect hosts. They created an ideal situation how to learn how to handle a barge… Read more “Uniquely professional and enjoyable learning experience”
All in all, brilliant!