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Welcome to the Naples School of Boating! We are the premier boating school serving Southwest Florida including Naples, Fort Myers and Marco Island. We specialize in providing on-water training for new and inexperienced boaters, and those who want to enhance their existing skills. Our step-by-step training program combined with one-on-one coaching will help you become the confident skipper you’ve always wanted to be.

We provide on-water training aboard powerboats up to 50 feet in length. Our comprehensive program covers everything you need to know including docking, anchoring, piloting, navigation, GPS, weather, mechanical and electrical systems, safety, and much more. The Naples School of Boating serves customers directly and through alliances with local boat dealerships. We also provide a training program for experienced recreational boaters to earn their Captain’s License. Click the links below to explore our services. We look forward to serving your education and training needs!

Explore Our Programs

Our Recreational Training Program is a step-by-step process designed to give boaters the skills and confidence they need including:

  • Florida Safe Boating Course
  • Tutorial videos
  • Comprehensive on-water training including docking, anchoring, GPS and navigation, VHF and other electronics, mechanical and electrical system overview, safety review and more.

All on-water training is conducted aboard your boat and at your pace for learning.

Our Professional Training Program is designed for experienced recreational boaters who want to earn their Captain’s License:

  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV 6-Pack)
  • Master License Upgrade
  • Endorsements for Assistance Towing and Sailing
  • Marine Radio Operations Permit

This program is 100% online including the Coast Guard Exam!

What Our Customers Say

“I highly recommend Captain Frank! He is knowledgeable and has a way of teaching that is relaxed and effective. We have learned so much about our newly purchased boat and also about the local waters. We enjoy being with Frank and will continue with his services when we have guests in town and just want to enjoy being in the boat with our guests.”

Laura G