Our Barging Experience includes:

  • RYA inland waterways helmsman training course with certification and CEVNI examination.
  • Includes, practical training, daily maintenance, boat handling techniques, manoeuvres - turning in a tight space, locking, mooring options, five methods of leaving port, dealing with hazards, e.g. low water, canal debris and canal activities to name but a few.  Lots of opportunity to learn, practice and refine the application of navigational techniques and theories.
  • Study handbooks for inland waterways and CEVNI.
  • CEVNI examination preparation: Revision support, hints and tips to learning and aide memoires.
  • 2 day RYA training includes the full syllabus over a 38 kms route with at least 8 locks, or
  • 3 day RYA training as above with the additional opportunity to develop, practice and master boat handling techniques learned during the first 2 days on an extended total route of 57 kms and a total of 8 locks.
  • Fully inclusive accommodation in our master stateroom with adjoining head (bathroom).
  • Fresh meals prepared onboard: breakfasts, lunches and evening meals with wine included.  Homemade cakes and biscuits, fresh fruit, snacks, and a plentiful supply of drinks throughout your stay.
  • Transfers to and from Aiguillon train station on arrival/departure day

It is our policy to provide our clients with a fully focused learning environment, which means we do not carry other guests. So if you come to us, you must be participating in a course. 

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Pricing
Barging Experience - couples
2 day training, choose from 1 to 3 nights onboard
Per couple starts at:
€2238
3 day training, choose from 2 to 4 nights onboard
Per couple starts at:
€2911
Barging Experience - solos
2 day training, choose from 1 to 3 nights stay onboard
Per person (inclusive of solo supplement) starts at:
1594
Non-residential training
Two day RYA IW helmsman
One person exc. CEVNI
1131
Two day RYA IW helmsman
Two people exc. CEVNI
1964

Our non-residential training includes:

  • RYA inland waterways helmsman training course with certification either with or without CEVNI examination.
  • Includes, practical training, daily maintenance, boat handling techniques, manoeuvres - turning in a tight space, locking, mooring options, five methods of leaving port, dealing with hazards, e.g. low water, canal debris and canal activities to name but a few.  Lots of opportunity to learn, practice and refine the application of navigational techniques and theories.
  • RYA Inland Waterways Handbook
  • CEVNI examination (optional)
  • 2 day RYA training includes the full syllabus over a 38 kms route with at least 8 locks returning to Buzet each day
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

NB. A limited number of dates released each month for non-residential training days.  Please email us for available dates

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Reservations

Please visit our availability and enrolment page to select your preferred week and begin our online enrolment.

Alternatively , contact us to discuss your requirements.

Completion of an online registration document and a minimum €500 deposit will secure your preferred dates, until then, all dates remain 'open' for others to reserve.  Full payment is due at least two calendar months before your arrival.

Payment is via a secure credit card link or bank transfer.

Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

We understand the ongoing uncertainty that Covid can bring, so if Covid upsets your travel plans simply change your dates for another in the next 12 months and we guarantee no price change. *

*You may be asked to provide a copy of your Covid positive test results

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