BOATING LESSONS FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS
We welcome new boaters, and love showing you the ropes. (Well, on a boat they are called ‘lines’, but we will get to that later.)
We have instructors on staff and small boats that are super easy to drive.
We can help you with a progression that will take you from your first time on the dock to weekends in the islands and beyond.
Already familiar with boating, but want to improve your skills and expand your endorsements? We can help with that too.
New Boaters Lesson Package – $600
Best Value: 2 lessons and a boat to use to practice!
Two days on the water. Each day you get a boat for 6 hours, the first two hours are with your instructor, use the other 4 hours on your own to practice.
Schedule your lessons in the morning, and use the boat the rest of the day to practice your new skills or to just hang out on Lake Union. And then do it again for the second lesson! This value cannot be beat.
So that is (2) Two hour lessons (4 hours total) and 2 free boat uses!
*Boat use is limited to the lesson participants and for use on the same days as lessons. Boat use subject to 18′ max.
Intro to power boating Part 1 – $275
On the dock, on the water. The basics covered.
Two hours. Starting on the dock and getting you out on the water behind the wheel. We cover safety issues and equipment, basic docking, knots you should use, even a little boat etiquette.
Intro to power boating Part 2 – $275
On the water.
Two hours. Review of safety and preparation, light navigation, rules of the road, close quarters handling, and cruising basics. That is a lot for 2 hours so lets get right to it.
NEXT STEP BOATING – $300
Learn about more complex boats and systems.
Two and a half hours. Taught on 19-20’ boats. Learn about more complex boats and systems. Boating etiquette; there is a lot to it. Our experienced instructors know it and will help you learn this important part of boating. Navigation and buoys: what do they all mean? Safety at speed: learn how the boat performs its limitations when ‘on step’. Close quarters handling: let’s get this docking thing down!
ADVANCED BOATING – $300
Larger boats and more adventure.
Two hours. Taught on 25-31’ boats. Bigger boat systems- there is a lot to it! Handling bigger boats: planning for wind, current, and passengers. Smooth docking; it’s easier than you might think. How to manage your speed and fuel burn. Trip planning and more.
CUSTOM LESSONS – $600
3 hours of instruction tailored to your needs. Includes boat, instructor, and fuel.
3 hours of instruction tailored to your needs.Boat included up to 27′. Locks and beyond, anchoring, larger boat systems, advanced close quarters handling and manoeuvres. Schedule your time and then tell us what you want to learn. Or just show up and we will help you with a custom on the spot lesson.
YOUR BOAT MASTERED – $400
Most boats are different than the next one. Master yours.
Includes suggested maintenance log and basic procedures list.
Four hours. Enough with our boats already, let’s learn yours. Boat systems, maintenance, close quarters handling, long range cruising. Contact us first for travel out of the Lake Union / Ballard area.
LOCKS CLASS – $600
Round trip through the Hiram Locks
Four hours. Taught on 24-28′ boats. Get ready to “lock through!” Learn about traffic order and courtesy in the locks. Get the ins and outs of lock rafting.