Our hands on recreational safe boating program is designed for everyone ages 13 and up. We offer an exciting course (view brochure here!) to expand your skillset, all while gaining real world application for your recreational boating life. Whether you're new to boating or want to enhance your skills, this course is for you.  We combine classroom instruction with survival training in our indoor training pool and boat handling onboard our 24 foot outboard vessel.

This course will prepare you to:

• Plan for a safe boat outing
• Prepare and properly maintain your boat
• Use lifesaving equipment
• Demonstrate survival techniques & emergency procedures
• Trailer, launch and recover a vessel
• Tie basic knots and handle lines
• Follow the Rules of the Road; Interpret navigational markers
• Handle a boat through slow speed and high speed maneuvers
• Dock, anchor and fuel
• Use a VHF radio

Safe boating

Course Details

We have plenty of dates available this summer!  This course will prepare you to take the NASBLA / Florida Safe Boating Exam.

July 31 - August 5
Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, (lunch break) 12:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Saturday Exam – 9:00 – 10:30 am

August 7 - August 12
Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, (lunch break) 12:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Saturday Exam – 9:00 – 10:30 am

September 9 - September 24 Weekend
Saturday – Sunday 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
(3 consecutive weekends). Final Sunday is exam (9–10:30 am)

Sept 9-10, 16-17, 23-24

October 7 - October 22 Weekend
Saturday – Sunday 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
(3 consecutive weekends). Final Sunday is exam (9–10:30 am)

Oct 7-8, 14-15, 21-22

5 Day Bluewater Safe Boating Course + Exam: $795

NASBLA-approved course