Specialty Boating Courses


Boaters' Local Knowledge

This course provides practical information on how to navigate various waterways in and around Marco Island. Aerial and on-water photos are used throughout the course and allow attendees to actually see the areas they will be taking their boats through. This course is recommended for new, novice. and intermediate boaters, or boaters who are new to this area.

2018 Classes

October 29, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
  December 3, 9 AM - 12:30 PM


Boaters' Local Knowledge - Backwater Edition

This course begins where Boater's Local Knowledge ends, and provides those who want to explore the backwaters of the 10,000 Islands with the information they will need to safely navigate this unique area. Geography, tides and other factors that will influence boaters navigating in these waters are thoroughly discussed. Aerial photos are used extensively in this course to aid boaters in knowing where to go...and where not to go. Six routes into the 10,000 Islands are reviewed in the class. This course is recommended for intermediate boaters and above.

2018 Classes

  December 4, 9 AM - 12:30 PM


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Speakers Bureau

Speakers are available to present to your group the highlights of the Auxiliary and discuss the history, programs and missions of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Flotilla 95.

For those interested in joining Flotilla 95, USCG Auxiliary, please call at 239.394.5911