At Captain's Coaching

Our sole priority is to make you a confident, skilled and safe boater.

We have trained new and experienced boaters from 20 to 100ft in size. Our training encompasses topics such as technical docking, anchoring at the sandbar, Great Loop preparation, radio procedures, navigation, electronics, rules of the road, safety, etiquette, tide, wind, first mate handling, systems operations, maintenance, daily checklists, lock transit, knots and much more. Our goal is to make you and your team proficient in every situation you encounter on the water. 

Training Options

4hr half day class (Most common)

8hr full day class (Generally Larger Vessels over 40ft)

Owner Assisted Delivery Trips

– Consists of training and operation behind the helm along the way to our destination.

– Common trips have included Florida Keys, Okeechobee Waterway, Tennessee River, Ten Tom Waterway, Panhandle ICW, Northern Rivers, etc.

Survey Captain and Pre-purchase Consultation

Have the confidence you need to both Captain your new boat as well as have expert consultation on the right vessel for your particular needs. At Captain’s Coaching we will help make the process understandable, transparent and a fun experience.

Delivery Testimonials

What customers are saying about our boat delivery services.

Highly recommend Captain Will. We are new boat owners and we are so happy to have hired Captain Will to show us things we never thought we could learn without practicing for months and months. Not only did we learn them but he taught us in less than 4 hours. He even took the time to walk us through some pretty important mechanics of our boat, showed us some tricks of our gps system and got us docking our boat in no time. Even backing it in and almost “parallel parking” it. Such a great experience and a great Captain. We learned so much today and happy to know that we are gaining the skills to be more confident and knowledgeable on the water. Thank you Captain Will. Look forward to next time in just a few weeks.
Steen Ry
Tierra Verde, Florida
I can not tell you how much fun I had today with Captain Will on top of learning how and practicing how to dock, anchor and stern steering with manipulating the bow. Capt. Will is calm and direct with his helping cues. Hearing "do not over think this" let me know I got it, now do it. I think any one who is still a little " stressed " coming home to get back on the lift, would be happy with the results from a session with him. I know you will learn something new that will make boating much easier ‼️ Thank you, Capt. Will for all your help and a great day❣.
Dee Thompson
St. Pete Beach, Florida
Will is a great instructor who will help improve your skills whether you are a new boater, experienced boater, or someone who has some skills but is new to Florida conditions. He is patient, smart, an amazing person to work with, and you will enjoy your time with him. His calm and pleasant teaching manner will push you to learn, gain confidence, and improve your skills. I highly recommend him for his experience and knowledge.
Chris Motta
Palmetto, Florida
Captain Will turned me into a boater. I had zero experience but after several lessons, I feel comfortable taking out my first boat on the water. Captain Will is knowledgeable and patient. He will make sure that you feel comfortable in as many scenarios as possible. I highly recommend him for any level of boater.
Clinton Diebert
Tierra Verde, Florida
This was an outstanding class! We learned so much we were spent afterwards. Will was patient, professional and just a genuinely good guy! Great Job!!!
Kevin Hawkes
Madeira Beach, Florida

Days / Hours Available

Mon – Sunday 8am – 6pm

Connect with Captain Will

Call or Text 770-712-9356

PO Box 530206 St. Petersburg, Fl 33747

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