We are Driver’s Ed for Boaters!
Onboard training – We come to you!
BoaterSkills.ca provides onboard training for boat owners of power and sail across Ontario’s Great Lakes and Cottage Country.
An instructor will meet you at your marina, cottage, or a launch ramp location to provide private instruction for you and your crew. Our instructors are licensed, insured captains. We’ll help you to develop the skills and knowledge to safely operate your boat!
Include up to four of your family or crew members and get everyone trained for one great price! At BoaterSkills.ca, we develop safe, knowledgeable boaters. We also make this essential training more affordable by including up to four of your family/crew members for one great price! We are Drivers’ Ed for Boaters.
We make it safe, we make it fun!
BoaterSkills.ca is registered under the Transport Canada Small Vessel Compliance Program for Recreational Boating Schools.
If you have recently purchased a trailored boat and are new to towing, our hands-on clinics teach you how to safely launch and retrieve your boat, docking, close quarters maneuvering, open water operation and more!
Prior to booking your clinic, we will coordinate with you to meet at a convenient launch site to begin your 3-hour lesson. Please ensure you vessel is equipped with a minimum of 3 dock lines, 3 fenders, and the required safety equipment for your type and size of vessel.
Here is a link to Transport Canada’s Safe Boating Guide. This guide is an excellent resource for Safety Equipment Requirements, Rules of the Road, a refresher on Navigation buoys and so much more!
Boater Certification Courses
BoaterSkills.ca offers ONLINE certification courses, including ROC-M Radio (VHF) and the Powered Vessel Operator Permit (Toronto Harbour License).
In-person classroom course options are expected to return once COVID-19 safety protocols have been removed and it is deemed safe to once again learn inside.
On-site classes for groups of 8 or more students will then be available for you to book. Contact us to arrange an on-site course for your marina, yacht club, or company.
Boating Seminars for Power & Sail
BoaterSkills.ca makes available Docking and Close Quarters Maneuvering seminars for yacht clubs and other organizations across the GTA and surrounding communities from January to April. Master Instructor Craig Hamilton will cover topics for power boaters and sailors including how to creating your docking plan, docking in windy conditions, using spring lines, understanding prop-walk, and more…
Duration: 2 hrs
For more information or to book a boating seminar, contact us by email.