Charleston Weekend Getaway

Tour & Learn

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Prerequisites: No experience necessary!
Recommended Age: 10 - Adult

The Perfect Weekend in CHARLESTON

See a beautiful southern city from the water while you learn to drive a boat!

Step 1 :
Book a Course
Sailing Yachting | Powerboating

Step 2 : Book Lodging  or call Courtyard at 843-722-7229

Try a skill builder, or get certified with a Powerboat Certification or Yacht IPC.

Plan your Charleston Getaway now and stay at the Courtyard by Marriott

HOW to Choose a Boating Class

State License
International License

How About a Powerboating Licensing Class?

8 Hours of Classroom Instruction

Starting and Safety
Safety, preparation & weather
Maneuvering concepts

Boating Equipment
Registration & capacities
Equipment requirements
Preparation & fueling procedures

Navigation and Rules of Driving
Navigation rules of the road

Aids to Navigation and Environmental Regs
Aids to navigation
Environment regulations

Exam Review Session
Review for the Final Exam (separate session)


8 Hours On-the-Water Boat Lessons

On-The Water (Deck Hand)
Engine & electrical systems
Starting procedures

Leaving & returning to a slip
Close-quarters maneuvers

On-The Water (Deck Hand)
Steering a range
Proceeding to a destination
Person in Water rescue

Final Exam Skill

Certified Drivers License, Certified in all states!
Earn your boat insurance savings by joining boat lessons.