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In Person Learning

A formal course combines both the classroom knowledge needed for navigating near shore and around other boats as well as on-the-water experience for building confidence at the wheel with coaching from a seasoned training captain.

Beginner to intermediate, 10 ft. - 33 ft. boats equipped with outdrive(s) or outboard(s)

This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small powerboat and improve their boat-handling skills. No previous experience is required! The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a State Boating Education Certificate.

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Motor Boat

Beginner to intermediate, 33 ft. boats and larger equipped with through-hull prop shafts and rudders

This course will teach you how to responsibly operate a powered cruising vessel during daylight hours within sight of land in light to moderate wind and sea conditions.

Intermediate to advanced

Learn to responsibly operate a cruising powerboat within sight of land for multiple days in unfamiliar waters.  This course will prepare you to explore beyond your home waterways or bareboat charter in a foreign country.


All Levels

A transformative week-long course in the British Virgin Islands that will make you the captain of your next vacation. Acquire essential global yacht skills while navigating a liveaboard power catamaran through tropical waters, building confidence and credentials for cruising and bareboating in the US, Caribbean, Europe, and beyond. 

All Levels

Learn how to operate your VHF radio like a pro.  Whether hailing a distress call, a commercial vessel headed your direction, or just a friend across the harbor, pick up the mic with confidence.

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Learn the essential buoys and markers that identify the shore and other hidden obstructions.

Learn the basic maritime navigation lights and how to identify other vessels at night.

Learn the primary boating rules of the road and collision avoidance regulations.

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Not sure what class suits you best?  Let us know your educational goals, and we can help you pick a course that will help you achieve them.

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