Boating Courses From The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron


December 4, 2021


All Day

San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classrom
16048 San Carlos Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33908

​​Increase Your Boating Knowledge And Skills With These Courses

America’s Boating Course 3rd Edition

This is the basic boating course (offered Nationally in the United States and recognized by all State Authorities) and is an introduction to boating (boats of all types), boating laws, boating safety equipment, the how-to’s of safe boating, basic navigation aids and rules, and protecting your boat. There will be an exam at the end of the eight (8) hour course, which is spread over two sessions, and those that pass will receive a Florida Boater’s Card (which is required for all people born after January 1, 1988). The cost for the course is $50.00/$70.00 for two people sharing materials that include the Course Book, pamphlets on Aids to Navigation, federal requirements, trailering and more. Those that successfully complete this course may be eligible for our “Jump start” program, an on-the-water course for boat owners offered at no charge for those who also join the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron/America’s Boating Club.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 ABC Part One
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 ABC Part Two and Exam

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 ABC Part One
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 ABC Part Two and Exam

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 ABC Part One
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 ABC Part Two and Exam

Saturday, March 12, 2022 ABC Part One
Saturday, March 19, 2022 ABC Part Two and Exam

Saturday, April 9, 2022 ABC Part One
Saturday, April 16, 2022 ABC Part Two and Exam

To register, call (239) 466-4040, leave a message and our registrar will contact you.

Local Waters – Local Chart

This course is directed toward newer boaters and/or boaters new to the area waters, as well as those who wish to learn/understand chart reading. Using chart # 11427, boaters will learn some of the basics of navigation in the Fort Myers area, including understanding the “ICW”. Students should purchase and bring their own copy of chart #11427 (see our website at www.SCBPS.com for detailed instructions on obtaining the appropriate chart). Many area restaurants, and other accessible-by-water destinations, will be mentioned. This class is a one-day, four-hour course, offered on a Saturday morning.

Saturday, December 18, 2021
Saturday January 22, 2022
Saturday February 26, 2022

Saturday March 26, 2022

Saturday, April 23, 2022

To register, call (239) 466-4040, leave a message and our registrar will contact you.

This event runs from December 4, 2021 to April 23, 2022.

Upcoming Dates:
  • December 4, 2021 | All Day
  • December 11, 2021 | All Day
  • December 18, 2021 | All Day
  • January 8, 2022 | All Day
  • January 15, 2022 | All Day
  • January 22, 2022 | All Day
  • February 12, 2022 | All Day
  • February 19, 2022 | All Day
  • February 26, 2022 | All Day
  • March 12, 2022 | All Day
  • March 19, 2022 | All Day
  • March 26, 2022 | All Day
  • April 9, 2022 | All Day
  • April 16, 2022 | All Day
  • April 23, 2022 | All Day