Private Instruction Course | NW Explorations



“Your seminar is absolutely first rate. I was a naval officer for 6 years and have spent over 50 years messing around in numerous power and sail boats to 46′. In spite of that “experience,” your information will prove invaluable in our upcoming cruise to Glacier Bay.”

—Doug & Jean Fernandes

If you are interested in a private three-day training, we are happy to accommodate your group! Private training starts at $6,775 for up to four students. Additional students can join for $1695 each as long as there is berth space available.  The cost of the training includes the instructor, use of the vessel of our choice, and on-board sleeping accommodations.  Provisioning is optional.

Many charterers also prefer to do a private “Learn n’ Cruise” where they charter the vessel of their choice for a week or more and hire a private captain to join for the first few days, or until you’re both comfortable to take off on your own.  This gives the best personalized attention on the specific vessel you wish to train on. NW Explorations tries to accommodate all ranges of training preferences.

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.

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. **