Boat Handling Clinics For Power & Sail
Private instruction for boat owners
BoaterSkills.ca instructors are available by appointment to come to your boat and teach essential operator skills. Our Boat Handling Clinics are perfect for new boater owners and for experienced boat owners who want to improve or develop new skills.
We come to you! BoaterSkills.ca is based in Port Credit, but we are able to assist boaters in multiple regions of Ontario. Mileage fees may apply.
Book your private clinic in 2-steps
Step 1: CONTACT US to arrange a date and time for your private clinic and to answer any questions you may have about our private instruction.
Step 2: Complete an online booking so that we have all of the necessary information to make your clinic safe, educational, and enjoyable for everyone on board!
Customize your private clinic
A BoaterSkills.ca instructor is ready to assist with any of the following:
- Launching at boat ramps (if applicable)
- Departing and returning to the dock
- Docking in windy conditions
- Spring Lines (bow, after-bow, stern)
- Crew instruction (lines and knots)
- Launch & retrieve (if you tow)
- Maneuvering with thrusters and joysticks
- Open water operation: planing and trim
- Man-overboard maneuvers
- Required safety equipment for your type and size of vessel
- Power management: AC/DC breaker panels familiarization
- Additional skills on request
Boat-Handling Clinic for Power or Sail
Mileage fees may apply (.45km – first 50km – FREE)
Book additional training time or request other assistance
Contact us for details
Book Your Boat Handling Clinic Today
Please note: Clinics must be booked within 48 hrs of receiving your clinic date.
♦ Instructor mileage fee may apply. BoaterSkills.ca instructors are available to travel to locations within a 2-hour drive of Toronto to provide instruction on your boat. An instructor mileage fee of .45/km may apply with the first 50km being free. Mileage fees are calculated and explained prior to booking.
♦ BoaterSkills.ca does not provide the boat for training. We teach how to operate YOUR boat safely and confidently. We bring the training to you.
♦ All operators must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or other Transport Canada accepted form of competency to operate the boat.
♦ Students must wear a Canadian approved flotation device during training.
♦ Safe Boater Endorsement Certificate. You may qualify to receive Marine Insurance Discounts with our training! Read more.
♦ Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). BoaterSkills.ca is committed to excellence in serving all clients, including people with disabilities. We invite you to let us know of any accommodation you require as a result of a disability.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
- Maximum 4 students with instructor
- Masks worn by everyone on board
- COVID-19 survey completed by students prior to clinic