We recommend the US Powerboating course for youth ages 13-17. This 16 hour program may also be taken during the summer or arranged through a school or organization. This course goes more in depth with boater education and complies with both Florida law and national (NASBLA) regulations.
Those who complete an approved boater education course hold a Lifetime safe boater card (there is no expiration date at this time).
Adults have three program options available to them:
Adult courses are scheduled both individually as well as in small groups. Course cost will depend on the format and option chosen.
ESC also offers boater education courses through our adult instructor, Capt. Jason Dunwody. Please click on the link to his website www.Florida Boating Made Easy.com for more information.
If you already have a Bobber Card or other Boater Education Identification Card…..
ESC offers the critical follow-up to online or seat-time only Boater Education courses, On The Water. While it is important to understand and follow the navigational markers and know basic boating content, until you have had experience on the water, practicing and safely executing all of the identified basic boat handling skills, you are missing an opportunity to apply that knowledge, safely and confidently.
On-the-Water Instruction for those who have successfully passed an online or seat time Safe Boater Education course can be arranged by contacting us at 239-454-5114 or at FloridaBoatingMadeEasy.com.
Your safety – and the safety of everyone on board – is priceless. Do you know how to safely execute an emergency stop? How are your docking skills? Can you execute a proper man overboard pick-up? Understand the importance of the kill switch and where it should be attached?