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On The Water Boat Training

Our hands-on recreational boat training course will help you become confident at the helm of your boat! 


      • Learn Docking and Anchoring
      • Learn to use your GPS and other Electronics
      • Learn Navigation and Piloting Skills
      • Learn about Tides and Weather
      • Learn to Read Nautical Charts
      • Learn from a Licensed Captain and Training Coach


Our On-The-Water Training Program is taught aboard your boat and at your pace for learning. If you’re not a boat owner, our rental program may be the right choice for you:

On-The-Water Boating Courses and More!


Naples School of Boating is the premier boating school serving Southwest Florida including Naples, Marco Island and Fort Myers. In addition to our on-the-water boat training program, we offer coastal navigation classes, private boating lessons and boating certification courses to satisfy insurance company requirements. We also offer Captain Services including local boat and yacht deliveries, half-day and full-day captain-for-hire services, and boat watch services for seasonal residents of Naples and Marco Island.

National On-Water Training Standards


All boating lessons at the Naples School of Boating adhere to the National On-Water Training Standards established by the U.S. Coast Guard and other organizations with a vested interest in providing quality on-water training and education. We are also a proud member of MIACC, the Marine Industries Association of Collier County. 

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

“Captain Frank is simply superb. My husband, Jim, has had two lessons, the later of which I observed today. Although Jim has had lots of book learning through the United States Power Squadron, he wanted “hands on” experience, especially in slow-speed maneuvering and getting on and off the dock. Jim has raved about Captain Frank’s ability to take the mystery out of handling a boat, navigating with electronics and anchoring–all delivered in a calm manner with lots of good humor. Thank you, Captain Frank. You are a treasure to find here in Naples!”

Eugenia C