In-Person Boating Courses

Dive Deep With Courses

Beginner, intermediate or advanced — whatever your skill level, our in-depth boating education courses will boost your knowledge and confidence on the water.

  • America’s Boating Course gives you the basics you need to get out on the water safely, and it meets most states boating education requirements. Now available in Spanish.
  • Seamanship builds your competence and confidence on the water with an in-depth look at the practical boating skills.
  • Piloting and Advanced Piloting give you the skills you need to get where you’re going using charts and marine electronics as well as a knowledge of winds, currents and tides.
  • Junior Navigation and Navigation, a must for oceangoing captains, teach you about planning and monitoring your voyage using modern marine electronics and how celestial observations can help you estimate your vessel’s position with confidence.
  • Cruising and Cruise Planning
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Marine Electronics
    – Marine Electrical Systems
    – Marine Communications Systems
    – Electronic Navigation
    Radar for Boaters
  • Sail
  • Weather


In-depth, real world skills to boost your boating confidence


6–8 weeks


Varies; members get a discount