On-Water Training

Gaining Confidence Starts Here

Our On-Water Training Program is a fun, easy, and affordable way to develop and improve your boating skills. Whether you love boating and want to gain confidence at the helm, you’re considering buying or renting a boat and want to learn the basics, or you’re just curious about boating our On-Water Training Program offers courses that will meet your needs and help you reach your goals. The BoatUS Foundation is partnering with marinas, boat shows, and other organizations around the country to bring On-Water Training to a marina near you.


3 - 4 Students per boat
Taught by USCG Licensed Captains
3 hours on-water training
Additional FAQs


Introduction to Powerboating*
Precision Docking & Boat Handling*
Open-Water Boat Handling*
Open-Water Advanced Maneuvering*
*Curriculum of the National Safe Boating Council

Training Center Locations & Events

The BoatUS Foundation utilizes the National Safe Boating Council’s modular boat control curriculum. To learn more about this curriculum and the verification process, click the link below:

NSBC Website

General Cancellation Policy

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Past Event Photo Gallery

The instructor helped guide us into learning the basic functions of how to work a boat. It was fun and a great experience. Would love to come back and learn more.

Intro To Powerboating Student

Miami Boat Show - 2019