POWERBOAT - 5 DAYS - NW Explorations



Adding two days of classroom practicum to our 3-day powerboat training provides you with a complete course in maritime education. These two extra days will better prepare you for 3 days of cruising through the San Juan Islands, putting your new skills to work, not to mention the start of a life-long adventure in boating.

Over the course of these five days, you will learn the art of navigation, cruise planning, and boating safety. Our training courses offer the best of both worlds: learning 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.

To register fill out the form on the right of this page. Note: This course has a four-person minimum.

What You’ll Learn

  • Planning your course with tides and currents in mind
  • Radio communications best practices
  • Engine room emergencies
  • Navigating rocks, logs, and fog
  • Boat handling and maneuvering in close quarters
  • Knot tying

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.

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

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

Course Schedule

Each class runs as follows:

  • Thursday 10am-5pm – Classroom training
  • Friday 9am-5pm – Classroom training
  • Saturday 8am-5pm – On the water
  • Sunday 8am-5pm – On the water
  • Monday 8am-2pm – On the water


Price: $3,225/person (includes your own private stateroom aboard one of our yachts, course materials, moorage fees, training, and certificate of completion)

Please note, accommodations are double occupancy cabins (a couple or shared with same sex student) with a shared head. Course Schedule is flexible and based upon boat availability.

Request Availability

Our 2024 course dates are still being planned. You are encouraged fill out the the form below to let us know which dates work best for you. Courses typically run April through May.