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The Naples School of Boating

At Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club

Welcome to the Naples School of Boating at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club

Partnering for a safer boating experience

The Naples School of Boating has teamed up with Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club to provide high-quality training programs for members. From educational seminars to basic and advanced on-the-water training courses, we have a program for every boater at every skill level. Together we can make boating safer and more fun for everyone. To sign up for any of our courses, please click the button below. We look forward to seeing on the water soon!

Florida Safe Boating Certificate

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Upcoming Events at HHYC

January 18th from 4:30 – 5:30pm

Safe Boating Course Refresher Seminar

Basic Boating Safety Course

Before signing up for any of our on-the-water training programs, members must complete the Florida Boating Safety Course. This FREE online course from BoatUS is the foundation of knowledge that you will need to be successful throughout our on-water programs. If you have already completed a NASBLA approved boating course in Florida or another state, you do not need to take this course again, though the refresher may be helpful. Please note that Florida law requires that vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1988 MUST complete the Florida Boating Safety Course. If you have questions about who should complete this course, please use the contact button below. 

Florida Boating License

On-The-Water Power Boat Training Course

Our Basic On-The-Water Power Boat Training Course will teach you everything you need to know to safely operate a single-engine boat in Southwest Florida. If you are interested in using the rental boats at HHYC, this program will not only qualify you, but leave you well prepared for boating in Naples. This training includes understanding navigation aids, tides and marine weather, nautical charts, docking and maneuvering, anchoring, GPS navigation, and safety procedures. Combining this course with the Florida Safe Boating Course prepares you for boating in Naples, Marco Island, and the Fort Myers waterways. Cost is $500 per 4-hour session.

Naples Boat Watch Service

Advanced On-The-Water Power Boat Training Course

The Advanced On-The-Water Power Boat Training Course is perfect for boat owners with larger and more complex vessels, and builds upon the fundamentals in the Basic On-Water Training Course. The emphasis for this course is on learning and understanding radar, autopilot, joystick control, twin engine operation and docking, using windlass, and understanding onboard systems. Cost is $500 for each 4-hour session.

Pursuit S358 For Sale

Captain Services

Are you tired of driving the boat while your guests get to relax and have all of the fun? Then it’s time to hire a professional captain so that you can finally enjoy your time on the water. Visit our captain services page to learn more.