Can’t recommend this residential course highly enough…

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…”

Sarah and Matt Arnold, France (UK ex-pats), April 2018

…a memorable week and experience…

Just a small note of thanks for the fantastic days spent aboard and for your hospitality and instruction. I’ve attended… Read more “…a memorable week and experience…”

Edward Anderson, Waterways & Beyond, USA, March 2018

Extremely enjoyable…

Extremely enjoyable, though very hard work taking and practicing boating and crossing the locks. Food was great, company excellent. Steve was… Read more “Extremely enjoyable…”

Greg and Mirna Thompson, Los Angeles, USA, October 2017

A great learning experience…

I would like to thank you for a wonderful time.  It was a great learning experience – as well as… Read more “A great learning experience…”

Jonathan Shanks, Montreal, Canada, October 2017

Don’t change anything…

Don’t change anything else! A superbly run course.

Kevin and Annette Smith, Switzerland, September 2017


Everything was perfect. Thank you.

Dennis and Virginia Downes, Montech, France, September 2017

Clear and patient instruction…

Very well thought out and delivered. Wonderful food and hospitality, clear and patient instruction. Overall very good work and lovely… Read more “Clear and patient instruction…”

Greg and Bridget Patmore, England, September 2017

I leave confident and happy…

Nothing to improve – keep up the excellent work. Accommodation and food is excellent. Love the homely atmosphere. I came… Read more “I leave confident and happy…”

Brent and Deborah McKinstry, Victoria, Australia, September 2017

A wonderful experience!

A wonderful experience! A very in-depth course that would be beneficial to both the novice and experienced boater. Highly recommended… Read more “A wonderful experience!”

Jonathan and Sandra Beard, British Colombia Canada, August 2017

I would have like an extra day!

Everything was superb – particularly the teaching style and onboard experience. If anything, I would have liked an extra day!

Roger Schip and Karen Koeppler, Washington USA, August 2017


It was perfect!

Julian and Dioneia Thomas, Brazil, September 2017

Uniquely professional and enjoyable learning experience

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”

Jeffrey and Nancy Kipnis, Chicago USA, July 2017


All in all, brilliant!

Charlie and David Stockford, England, July 2017

Outstanding course

Outstanding course. Instructor Steve very patient and skillful in helping one advance in navigational skills. Jo’s cooking was 5 stars!… Read more “Outstanding course”

Ly and Ed Kondrot, Florida USA, June 2017

… could not have been more helpful…

Steve and Jo Bridges were referred to us by a fellow barge owner.  They could not have been more helpful… Read more “… could not have been more helpful…”

John Teed, Canada, January 2017

Wonderful course…

Wonderful course/holiday 11/10! The entire two days were fabulous fun, highly instructive and a great experience. Many thanks to you… Read more “Wonderful course…”

Elizabeth Meech and Anthony Clarke, Wales, March 2017