3 Day Power Boat Course | NW Explorations



“Top-flight instruction, outstanding equipment and amenities, and the consummate teacher. Simply the best training and mini-vacation I’ve had in years.” 

-William D., Davenport IA

Our training course offers the best of both worlds: learn how to skipper your own yacht, while enjoying a short vacation around the San Juan Islands. Learn new skills, build confidence, and make new friends.

The price of your course includes hands-on training, course materials, lodging for three nights, and nearly all of your meals.

To register, submit this form to charters@nwexplorations.com or fill out the form on the right of this page.

What You’ll Learn

Perfect for groups, couples, or solo mariners, this course offers hands-on training from some of the most knowledgeable and friendly instructors in the business.

During this course, you’ll learn:

  • Docking best practices
  • Twin engine maneuvering
  • Picking up a mooring buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Basic navigation and route planning
  • Emergency procedures and VHF communication
  • Diesel engine basics
  • Power management and ship’s systems

When you’re not in class, enjoy some free time exploring the restaurants and shops around the marina and then turn in for the night in your luxury stateroom.

Check out the full itinerary to see everything you’ll learn and do.

Choose a 2019 Date

Your trip begins Friday night at 5pm with a happy hour meet-and-greet with your instructor and fellow students. You will sleep onboard your training vessel Friday night.  Training kicks-off Saturday morning at 8am and concludes Monday afternoon at 2pm.

  • August 30 – September 2: FULL
  • August 30 – September 2 (Women Only)

Price: $1200/person (includes lodging, course materials, moorage fees, training, three breakfasts, three lunches, one dinner, and one certificate of completion)

Each class has very limited room, so book your course today! To register, submit this form to charters@nwexplorations.com or fill out the form to the right. 

  • All Training Courses

  • Training Classes

      Please note: Pre-board starts at 5pm on the first date and training kicks off Saturday morning at 8am.