"LOCAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED"
Basics of Boating Sarasota Bay Area
Learn how to navigate, dock, launch and anchor on YOUR boat so you can be confident and safely manage the local waters.
U.S.C.G. Licensed Charter Captain
Basics of Boating on Your Boat - $300 4 Hours
"Local Knowledge Required"
With the many sandbars, grass flats and navigational hazards in the local waters of Sarasota Bay, you'll notice many Nav Markers mentioning, "Local Knowledge Required", after a while on the water, you'll see why these signs are the most accurate of all Navagational Markers
Launching & Docking
We'll go through the essentials of launching your boat, how to safely manage this task by yourself, without assistance. Relax! It's easy as pie! Then we will practice how to dock your vessel to the many local restaurants, bait shops and attractions in the area.
Go out and explore with confidence with extensive practice on beach landing, sandbar landings & etiquette and how to enter a busy marine area safely. Sand Dollar Island in Big Pass provides plenty of tide and depth opportunities for practical application.
GPS & Electronic Navigation
One on one instruction on usage of electronic navigational systems, plus we will provide info on local reefs and layout of Sarasota Bay area.