Get Your Boating License!
Although you do not need a Boater’s License to Captain one of our boats,
we are encouraging more and more people to look into taking the Boaters Safety Class.
Aloha Outdoors’ Boating Course is a new basic, boating course, available to take online, or in a classroom setting – whichever you prefer. You can study at your own pace… on your own time… any place you have a computer to use.
The price of the course, $39.95, includes FREE assistance from experienced members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and a validation number entitling you to one boater’s education card.
We also offer an On-Board Instructor (link to next page) for only $60 per hour on your own boat or for $199 per hour on one of our Dual Motor Catamarans.
*There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.
*You do not have to be a resident of Hawaii to take this online course.
Official Hawaii Boating Safety Course Online
Take this Hawaii–approved course to complete your online boating safety education.
*Unlimited Exam Attempts
The Aloha Outdoors Boating Course is the perfect family course – anybody over the age of 13 is capable of taking the course and obtaining their certification. Plus, many insurance companies offer education discounts for courses that are NASBLA approved and USCG recognized.
Produced through a partnership between the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Aloha Outdoors’ Boating Course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Click here to take Aloha Outdoors’ Boating Course or keep reading to learn more.
Aloha Outdoors’ has joined forces with the U.S. Coast Guard to help promote its new public safe boating outreach initiative – “You’re in Command.” This initiative encourages all recreational boaters to take responsibility for their actions on the water. So, As a boat owner or operator, you are responsible for your safety and the safety of your passengers.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, about 80 percent of all boating fatalities occurred on boats where the operator had not completed a boating safety education course. So, now you can make sure that you don’t become another statistic by taking the Aloha Outdoors’ Boating Course.
Who Should You Take Our Boating Course?
- Working moms and dads with little time for classroom instruction.
- Students and those who prefer interactive or web-based training.
- Boaters with heavy evening schedules or travel responsibilities.
- Casual boaters who want basic boating knowledge but don’t need a “captain-level course.”
- Experienced boaters who need a refresher course.
- People that just want to have the FULL HANDS ON EXPERIENCE
- Actually, ANYBODY. Including You!
Ready to sharpen your boating skills and be a safer boater?
Boater Education Certificate
The proper term is “boater education certificate,” often referred to as a “boating license.” So A boater education certificate serves as proof that you have successfully completed an approved boating safety course. Since a boater education card or certificate never expires and never needs to be renewed. So, it is not considered to be a boating license.
So, you can get a boater education certificate by taking a boat safety course with Boat Ed. Because each safety course has boating laws and regulations specific to that state. So visit your state’s approved course to find out if you need the card in order to legally get on the water.
How to get a boaters education certificate
Firstly, all you really need to operate safely and legally on state and federal waters is boater education. To get on the water as soon as possible. Then you can complete a boating license safety course on boat-ed.com with minimal time and effort. As well as with the comfort that comes from knowing you are taking a course that is officially approved by the agency responsible for boating safety in your state. With Boat Ed, you can complete an online boating safety course at your own pace and on any device. So, All courses are mobile-ready, which means that completing your course can be fast, easy, and entirely at your convenience.
Boater educational requirements
In the United States alone, more than 40 states have educational requirements. So, that must be completed before you can operate a recreational vessel or personal watercraft on state waters. State law enforcement officers and boater safety agencies enforce education requirements to make sure everyone’s nautical experience is both pleasant and safe. So, Cooperate with them by following the boating laws and regulations found in your state’s approved boating license safety course. Likewise, carry your boater education certificate on board your vessel in case an enforcement officer asks to inspect it.
Another, even if your state does not require boaters to complete a boating license safety course before taking to the water, boating safety education can save lives. Similarly, reduce accidents on the water. Boat Ed’s safety content, live-action videos, and up-to-date animations can help you learn about responsible boat operation. And the rules of the waterways so that you can keep yourself and your passengers safe while boating. Besides, an educated boater is a safer boater.
Boat Ed resources and educational materials have been developed in conjunction with boating safety experts and state boating safety agencies throughout the United States. State courses are recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and approved by both the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the agency responsible for boating safety in that state.
Boat Ed has also been accredited by Transport Canada to offer a boating safety course and administer tests for the issuance of the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), including replacement cards, for Canadian boaters. The Boat Canada course is offered nationwide and has been recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and NASBLA.
All states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada’s requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Even if your state does not require boaters to complete a boating license safety course before taking to the water, boating safety education can save lives and reduce accidents on the water. Boat Ed’s safety content, live-action videos, and up-to-date animations can help you learn about responsible boat operation and the rules of the waterways so that you can keep yourself and your passengers safe while boating. An educated boater is a safer boater.