A Captain’s License is required to legally carry passengers for hire. This includes fishing charters, sightseeing, diving, water taxi, sailing instruction or anytime that you have a passenger for hire.
The license to start with is the Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV). The OUPV license is commonly referred to as the “6-pack” or “Charterboat Captain’s License”. This license allows you take 6 passengers for-hire, plus crew, on your boat.
If you are an experienced boater with a well-equipped boat in good condition, why not share your passion with passengers willing to pay for a great experience on the water.
If you have a boat and you’re already taking friends out every weekend, you could get licensed as a professional Captain and turn your passion into cash.
Maybe yacht delivery is for you? Many insurance companies now require a Captain’s License for deliveries from port to port. If an unlicensed driver gets into a collision, the insurance may not cover the damages.
In class, we cover some of the ways you can turn your love for boating into money in the bank.
Our goal is to make the educational and licensing process as simple as possible by offering many of the certification required.