1-Day Classroom Basic Boaters Course

Rules of the Road and Collision Avoidance


This 1-day classroom course is designed to benefit new and experienced boaters. This class pairs well with our other on-water training Basic Boat Operator, Basic Docking, and Women at the Wheel.

The course is taught by full-time professional captain-instructors who concentrate on what you need for a safe and enjoyable time on the water.

Topics Include:

Navigation Rules of the Road

Aids to Navigation

Docking and Line Handling

Safety and Emergency Equipment


This course was started based on request from our on-water students who wanted a simple no-nonsense one-day course covering the basics of boating. We developed the course for what you need on the water with a large portion of the course built around Navigation, Docking, and ATONs.

If your new to boating or a first-time boater this course starts from the basics to ensure everyone is comfortable. Experienced boaters will enjoy the rules of the road discussions and docking. This course combines boating for beginners with what you need to know about boating in a simple straight forward day in the classroom. Combined with one of our on-water courses it makes the perfect safety focused combination for all boaters.