Boating Safety

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest in classroom instruction for Maryland’s Safe Boating Course. Please continue to check these listings during the year as many of our instructors are still very cautious and concerned about COVID-19 so, these classroom courses may be very limited until instructors feel that in-person instruction is safe to implement.​​​​​​​​​​​

  • ​​ America’s Boating Course America’s Boating Course is the most comprehensive, single source, in-person boating course available to give you the skills you need to enjoy your time on the water and boat with confidence. This course over two Saturday sessions from 9 AM to 3 PM February 11 and February 25 at Bosun’s Marine in Grasonville.​​ This course meets the Maryland Boating Safety requirement for those born after July 1, 1972. Have questions call Patti Eney: 773-351-2403 or email: - REGISTER HERE
  • America’s Boating Club Rockville™​ is presenting the official Maryland Safe Boating Course LIVE on February 18 and March 4 (Saturdays) from 9 AM to 1 PM each day. The location is 9615 Darnestown Rd., Rockville, MD, United States (Montgomery County Fire Station 32). This state approved 8 hour course fulfills all legal requirements, provides you with a solid foundation for boating, and gives you a Maryland Boating Certificate which you need to legally operate a boat. Registration Deadline: 3 PM on February 12. To Register or for more information contact:
  • ​​ Public Education Course: How to Read a Nautical Chart Pr​esented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum: This course will provide the navigator with the knowledge to interpret a chart’s contents to navigate safely to his or her destination. This course takes place on Sunday, February 19 at HDG Maritime Museum from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for a fee of $35 (Free to first responders and Active military)​​.​​ For more information contact Abe Spergel at (443) 504-3880 or email - REGISTER AND PAY HERE
  • ​​​​​​ Maryland Boating Safety Course This course satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on Maryland waters and a Certificate of Boating Safety Education is issued upon satisfactory completion. Instructors teach two sessions. Attendance at both online sessions is required. Sat March ​18​, 2023 9:00 am–1:00 pm and Sun March 19, 2023 9:00 am–2:00 pm. Have questions call: 443-504-3880 or email: - REGISTER HERE
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Class Schedule ​2023 Maryland Basic Boating Course - The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (​Ocean City, MD) will teach the state mandated Recreational Safe Boating Course on three consecutive week nights in 2023. Discussions include local water knowledge, piloting, knots, boating terms, trailering, maintenance and more. The classes will run from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
    • February 7, 8 & 9 Virtual
    • March 7, 8 & 9 Ocean Pines Library
    • April 11, 12 &13 Ocean Pines Library
    • May 6 (Saturday) Ocean Pines Library
    • June 6, 7, & 8 Ocean Pines Library
    • July 11, 12, & 13 Ocean Pines Library
    • August 5 (Saturday) Ocean Pines Library
    • September 12, 13 & 14 Ocean Pines Library
    • October 10, 11 & 12 Virtual
    • November 14, 15 & 16 Virtual

    The Maryland Safe Boating Class will also be taught in a one-day format from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in-person on Saturdays May 6 and August 5 at the Ocean Pines Library.

For further questions regarding the program, feel free to contact Tiffaney Palmatary via email at