About Our Courses

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Course # 1.

Nautical Knowledge "101" Boating Education Class

Ages 17 And Up

Price: $119.00

(Includes the use of charts and your own student manual for note taking and future quick reference).

** At the conclusion of each Nautical Knowledge "101" Class we can administer you the Florida Boating Safety Course at no charge, which will earn you your Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card (required in Florida if born after Jan 1, 1988)**

This course is a blended, lecture-based, hands-on 16 hour course taught on weekends (or on any day for private classes, please call for details). You can follow up this course with Course #3 "On the Water Training" on your boat or on a boat you rent where you can apply theory to practice.

The Nautical Knowledge "101" class includes both lectures and hands-on training and covers:

a. Boat familiarization and terminology

b. Basic overview of rules of the nautical road

c. Buoy and daymarker training including intracoastal waterway familiarization

d. Chart familiarization

e. Float plan familiarization and use

f. Use of GPS and depth sounder and your magnetic compass

g. Boat handling, including general navigation training to leave the dock and arrive at the

dock without panicking. Basic line handling and securing a boat to a cleat

h. Anchoring preparation and anchoring, includes best anchoring locations and bottoms

I. Man Overboard actions

j. Lifejacket familiarization and Florida Law requirements

k. Trailering your boat including preps to launch and recover from a public boat launch

l. Basic engine and trailer maintenance and troubleshooting

m. Basic fire safety, including fire extinguishers and what to do in the event of a fire

n. Use of the VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling and reporting emergencies

o. Tides and currents and sunrise/sunset

p. Boating under the influence

q. Finding marina facilities and the use of boating guides

r. Beaching your boat

s. Emergency actions while underway or ashore

t. Briefing your family or guests before leaving the dock

Course # 2.

CPR/First Aid/AED Certification custom tailored to both normal and maritime training scenarios (your choice).

Price: $75.00 per person

a. Upon completion of this course you will earn CPR certification through the National Safety Council which is good for two years. Class sizes are limited to 10 students. (larger groups will be broken down into separate 4 hour classes) Call us for all your CPR certification needs.

Course # 3

On the water training on your boat (limited to boats under 32')

Price: Call or email us to develop a plan and discuss pricing.

a. This training is custom tailored to meet your specific needs and goals. On the water training allows you to apply the theory you learned in our Nautical Knowledge "101" Class and apply it on the water. Prior to departing we will develop a plan to accomplish whatever it is you desire to work on. We can dock the boat, practice beaching or anchoring, go get fuel, navigate from one destination to another or even plot a course to your favorite waterfront venue. Many students that have children or grandchildren bring them along and let them practice and learn what to do if mom or dad or grandma or grandpa aren't able to operate the vessel. Our on the water training can include practicing on any of the topics from our Nautical Knowledge "101" course curriculum.

Class Dates

Feb 12-13 Port Charlotte

Feb 19-20 Port Charlotte

Mar 19-20 Port Charlotte

April 16-17 Port Charlotte

May 21-22 Port Charlotte

Naples (TBD)

Englewood (Possible March Class)

Youth Class Coming Soon (Please Call)

Naples (I talked to several folks at the boat show that desire a class, call, text or email and we will put a group of 8 or more on the class schedule.)

Marco Island (Please call)

Maritime CPR/First Aid/AED Call to Schedule