POWERBOAT TRAINING | NW Explorations

POWERBOAT TRAINING

POWERBOAT TRAINING

Power Training at NW Explorations – 2024 Opportunities

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.

“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


3-Day Powerboat Training

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 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

Your trip begins Friday night at 4pm 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. You’ll spend the first night out at anchor and the second at a local marina in the San Juan Islands. Training concludes Monday afternoon around 2pm in Bellingham, WA.

Price

$1995/person (includes lodging, course materials, moorage fees, training, three breakfasts, three lunches, one dinner, and one 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.

Course Dates

April 5-8
April 12-15
April 19-22 Course Full
April 26-29 Course Full
May 3-6 Course Full
May 10-13
May 17-20
May 24-27
May 31 – June 3 Course Full

 


5-Day Powerboat Training

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.

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 9am-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

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.

 


3-Day Women on the Water

A recent survey by BoatUS found that many women believe there aren’t enough educational boating opportunities tailored to them. Let’s put that to an end! We offer a special, women’s-only training course that encourages women to develop their yacht skills, build confidence, and meet new friendsall in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Go on a 3-day mini-vacation around Bellingham Bay and get hands-on trainingall in one.

“Paulette was outstanding: competent, knowledgeable and most of all, patient. She easily conveyed concepts and gave ‘gentle guidance’ (without jeopardizing safety considerations) to a student crew of varied experience. I’d come back for a course just to spend more time with her!”

—Sharon P., Austin TX

What You’ll Learn

Learn the ins and outs of skippering your own yacht 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.

Course Schedule

Your trip begins Friday night at 5pm with a fun meet-and-greet with your instructors and fellow students. Training kicks-off Saturday morning at 8am and concludes Monday afternoon at 2pm.

Price

Price: $1995/person (Registration includes all course materials, lodging on training vessel for three nights, three breakfasts, three lunches, one dinner, and a certificate of course 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.

Course Dates

May 3-6 Course Full
May 24-27 Two spots left!

 

For Sailboat Training Opportunities visit us at https://www.nwexplorations.com/training/


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Cancellation & Rebooking Policy

Full payment is due at the time of registration.  All balances due at time of reservation. Cancellation policy: If you cancel your reservation 45 or more days before the start of your course, your reservation will be refunded in full less $100 handling fee. If you cancel within 45 days of the start of your course, you will forfeit your tuition. Please note that each class must have a minimum of four students registered. If we need to cancel you will receive a full refund or may choose to reschedule your class to another time. We highly recommend that you purchase medical and cancellation insurance for your peace of mind. Begin with your favorite travel agent.

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