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About the Naples School of Boating


The Naples School of Boating serves the Southwest Florida area including Fort Myers, all of Naples and Marco Island. Our mission is to share our passion for the water by providing high-quality on-the-water boat training. We offer a wide range of boating courses including the Florida Safe Boating Course, on-the-water boating lessons and coastal boat navigation courses for recreational boaters. We also provide captain services including private captain-for-hire services, boat deliveries and boat orientations, in addition to boat and yacht management. Explore our website to learn more about the boating courses, boating lessons and boat captain services that we offer.

About Our Services

While we are best known for our nationally recognized On-The-Water Training Program, we offer so much more. Our training programs will help you gain confidence at the helm, our Captain Services will make your days as a boat owner less stressful, and our Brokerage Services can help you when the time comes to buy or sell. We also offer group classes for yacht clubs, boat dealerships, and other boating organizations. Below you will find links to our business partners for services not offered directly through us. 

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About Captain Frank

The Naples School of Boating was founded by Frank Lecardo, a Licensed Captain who spent the first part of his career on the Long Island Sound teaching safe boating courses, providing on-water training, and helping his customers enjoy the boating lifestyle with trips to popular New England ports. Born and raised on the coast of Connecticut, Frank relocated to Naples and continues to share his passion for boating and teaching with his customers.

“I specialize in walking new boaters through the daunting transition from landlubber to skipper. As a coach and mentor, I will tailor the training experience to meet your exact needs and provide you with continuous guidance to ensure your success.”

Captain Frank Lecardo

Owner & Instructor, Naples School of Boating LLC

Captain Frank Lecardo Naples School of Boating