Be confident on the water with private boating lessons.

Boat Savvy will match you to one of our many USCG licensed Captains based upon your location, preferences, and availability.

Help us match you with the right Captain.

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What type of boating lessons are you interested in? *
Do you currently own a vessel?
Tell us about your vessel.
Brand *
Model *
Year of Vessel *
Year of Motor
Length *
Beam
Draft
Are you insured? *
Location of Vessel *
Tell us more details about your boating needs.
More Details *
What is your current skill level? *

Choose 3 best date and times that you are available for private lessons. This will help us match you with a Captain that is available.

Availability For Lessons *
Availability For Lessons
Availability For Lessons
Full Name *
Email *
Phone Number *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Age *
Message for the Captain
I can actually go out by myself and feel comfortable after 2 lessons with Captain Matt. He was very knowledgeable and a master at his craft.
Christopher Smith
Wow, this website has been a lifesaver for my family and me! We're new boat owners, and honestly, the water used to give us jitters. But now? Learning to handle our boat while making sure my family is safe has been such a relief. The instructors are patient and really get how nerve-wracking it can be. Now we're not just boating, we're creating awesome memories. Seriously, BoatSavvy rocks, and I'm so glad we found them. If you're a newbie boater, trust me, get a lesson, you will not regret it!
Chris Summers
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HOW IT WORKS

ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS TO MATCH WITH A CAPTAIN

Finding the right Captain can be difficult, but we've gone ahead and done the hard work for you. Tell us your preferences and we'll match you with a licensed Captain that can assist you.

SCHEDULE A LESSON WITH THE CAPTAIN

Once a Captain reaches out, they will schedule a convenient time to give their lesson with you, on your boat or theirs.

LEARN, PRACTICE, AND IMPROVE YOUR BOATING SKILLS

Our top rated Captains are knowledgable, fun, and patient. You'll be amazed at how much your confidence will improve after getting lessons from an experienced Captain.

WHY USE BOAT SAVVY?

Free to Use

We will connect you with captains free of charge, no subscriptions required.

Qualified Captains

Only USCG qualified Captains found on Boat Savvy. Save time searching for captains by using our vetted service.

Private Lessons

Classroom and online courses teach only the basics. A licensed Captain will show you exactly what you need to know while on the water.

It Saves Lives

Private boating lessons are an investment for your safety. By electing to take private lessons, you are decreasing the chances of boating accidents and fatalities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does BoatSavvy work?

BoatSavvy is a directory of licensed USCG Captains that provide boating lessons for recreational boaters. 

Every captain prices their services differently, so there is no set price for training. We encourage captains to list their hourly prices in their profile, but it’s best to contact them directly for up to date prices. 

There are 2 ways to book a boating lesson. The first is to fill out the form above, and we will match you with an available Captain in our directory, based on your preferences.

Or, you can:

  1. Go to the “Find a Captain” page.
  2. Use the radius filter or filter by state to find available captains in your area.
  3. When you find a captain that you would like to connect with, fill out the “Book a Lesson” form. If you would rather us connect you with a local captain, we can do that for you also.
  4. We will connect with your preferred Captain, and he/she will reach out to set up a lesson.

Note: BoatSavvy does not handle bookings, cancellations, payments, or render boat training services. All questions, inquiries and payments are on a captain by captain basis.