Using Nautical Charts Seminar


Using Nautical Charts

How to use a Chart course book cover with a navigational chart

Learn the basics of reading and using a nautical chart for safe boating whether you’re cruising, going fishing, or just out for the day.  Charts include must-have information, including bottom contours, hazards, and aids to navigation, to help you travel safely. Each student receives a Student Guide for the seminar. An optional waterproof flip-fold Chart Symbols and On-the-Water Guide to take along on the boat with you is also available.

What's included?

  • Differences between electronic and paper charts
  • What charts show navigators above the water
  • Chart information and scales
  • What charts show navigators below the water
  • Aids to navigation
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Compass rose
  • Planning your route


 For the best in boating education, you can take this course either online at your own pace or with qualified experienced instructors in a classroom environment (virtual or physical).