“We recently purchased a 34 foot twin engine cruiser…

as our first sojourn into boating. Our learning curve was steep, especially in the area of piloting and docking such a large vessel. We enlisted the support of Craig Hamilton at Boaterskills.ca and had our first hands on lesson aboard our boat. Craig was fantastic at taking us from theory to practice in learning how to safely navigate our boat in and out of the dock at our busy marina. His calm demeanor and highly developed coaching skills greatly reduced our stress level. As former teachers and school administrators ourselves, we were very impressed with Craig and his ability to ” teach us old dogs new tricks”. Laura & George Somerville, Toronto, Ontario


“I am always saying to everybody with whom I meet afterwards…

that the clinic was critical for me. Before it (first 2 times) was a nightmare for me in close quarters, just because of elementary lack of knowledge in simple things. In contrast, after the clinic – I felt completely differently. The tricks and know-hows were extremely useful!
We go boating every weekend and really enjoy it!”
Vasili & Marina Gavrilov, Thorn Hill, Ontario


“We’ve purchased a 43 foot yacht!

Craig’s hands-on boater skills course was invaluable in making us comfortable to operate the boat, and in particular undocking and docking it – no easy task for a boat of this size! We have taken the boat out now on our own with ease, and we enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Craig!”
Bob & Patt Webb, Port Credit, Ontario


“Craig’s boating, navigation and teaching skills are fantastic!

Before long, I was in control of a very expensive vessel – docking it, driving it and anchoring it with ease. I had zero experience, however, Craig kept me in control of my vessel in intimidating situations with calm confidence. I highly recommend Craig’s clinics as they will give you the skills you didn’t know you needed and at a price that defines value! Thank you Craig, your boating skills are truly mind blowing!”
Drew Morana, Toronto, Ontario


“Just touching base to update you on our summer of boating.

We have taken the boat out many times now, including a two day trip to 50 Point. The skills that we learned from you have stood us in good stead, and we are now quite confident handling the boat safely. Thanks again for the excellent preparation.”
David and Mary Johannesson, Bronte, Ontario


“Thanks again for the expert instruction in boat handling yesterday.

After you left we went out to practice to keep it fresh in our minds. Today we needed to go to the gas dock to get a pump out and I am pleased to say that it was a text book docking! Arriving back at the slip, my first approach was a little off, so I used the handling tips to maneuver the boat closer to the slip…and made a perfect landing! Linda is practicing the ropes and getting the knots down pretty good. You’ve really elevated our confidence, and our boating is so much more enjoyable after just one day with you – cheers!”
Alan & Linda Palmquist, Keswick, Ontario


“I am a new boater…

and have read numerous books, viewed popular boat training videos and taken courses, but I was still hesitant about taking our boat out. After a few hours of Craig’s hands-on training, I gained so much more skill and knowledge about handling my boat that it gave me the confidence I needed to take out our boat. I wish I had taken the course sooner.”
Larry Anastasia, Port Credit, Ontario



“We just purchased our first boat, a Bayliner 255 cruiser.

We were extremely impressed with Craig’s extensive boating knowledge, and his obvious long standing experience greatly helped us build our boat handling confidence. Through his dedicated teaching approach, he also convinced us (both teachers), that mastering boating represented a great way for developing good life skills and values, for example related to safety, respect for the environment, concern for others on the water, etc, while having fun. So when some of our children or grand kids are ready to develop boating skills we will be sending them to Craig!”
Owen and Alice Ward, Waterloo, Ontario



“We are first time boat owners…

We went online to find boat handling instruction and found BoaterSkills.ca. Craig’s boat handling clinic met and exceeded our expectations. Thanks to Craig, we have felt very comfortable and confident during our first summer on the lake. Highly recommend it!”
Steve and Wanda Halmo, Kitchener, Ontario


Thanks for all the terrific feedback!

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