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POWERBOAT – 5 DAYS

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.

Here’s a Few Things You Will 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.

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

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

2023 Class Dates

  • April 13 – 17
  • April 27 – May 1
  • May 4 – 8
  • May 18 – 22
  • May 25 – 29

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.

Each class has very limited room, so book your course today! If the dates you would like are full, contact us about setting up a second training or a private class. To register, fill out the form on this page or give us a call! 1-(800)-826-1430

**At this time, we ask that all powerboat training participants provide either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID Test (PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to boarding or a Rapid Antigen Test taken no more than a day prior). Please be sure to contact us prior to your training dates if you need information on testing sites here in Bellingham. As we are living in a dynamic environment where COVID regulations are concerned, we will adhere to all federal, state, and local guidelines in terms of social distancing, group size restrictions and mask wearing if these mandates fall back into place. **