Learn the fundamentals of boat operation and handling power boats with engines up to 75hp. Focused on small vessels equipped with outboard engines, this course aims to teach you to competently and confidently operate any small RIBs and runabout vessel from 18-22′.
This hands-on training is loads of fun. Learn to handle these agile boats and take the test to earn your Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) as you prepare to zoom around on your next trip.
Learning is the Gateway to Having Fun on the Water
No prior experience required.
One classroom session 1830 – 2130 hours (Friday)
Two on-water days 0900 – 1700 hours (Sat and Sun)
Class and On-Board Instruction
Lunch for on-water sessions
Boat Handling and Maneuvering
Safety & Rules of the Road
Transport Canada regulations
BUY OR CHARTER/RENT: Buy or rent your own small power boat and start enjoying our beautiful waters.
CLINICS: Further your ability to navigate safely and professionally on the water. Training opportunities abound, including clinics and cruise and learn opportunities such as, VHF (ROC(M)), COASTAL NAVIGATION, DOCKING CLINIC, and DIESEL ENGINES.
Full payment is due at or within 90 days of a course start date. Cancellations made 91+ days prior to the course start date will be subject to a 10% plus tax cancellation fee. The remainder will be refunded via the original method of payment. Cancellations made less than 91 days prior to the course start date are ineligible for a refund. We cannot accept any changes less than 91 days prior to the course start date.
All participants in training programs must be COVID-19 negative upon arrival to our facilities and be willing to submit to a COVID-19 test upon request.
COURSES MAY BE CANCELED IF CLASS SIZE DOES NOT MEET MINIMUM ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE MEDICAL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND. BEGIN WITH YOUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL AGENT.
Whether you seek training in Canada with Cooper Boating or south of the border in Bellingham, WA with NW Explorations, here’s a look at the many training opportunities available.
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Sept 23-Oct 7
Oct 3 & 5
VHF/ROC(M) (Classroom) – Vancouver
Bay Skipper 1 – Vancouver
Coastal Navigation (Classroom) – Vancouver
Basic Power – Vancouver
VHF/ROC(M) – Online (Register by November 7)
January 9 & 16
VHF/ROC(M) – Online (Register by December 23, 2022)
April 27-May 1
April 23-May 3
2023 Charter Client Check-Ride Weekend – Sidney
Refresher Weekend – Sidney
Docking Clinic – Sidney
May 25-June 1
2023 Charter Client – Check-Ride Weekend – Vancouver
Refresher Weekend – Vancouver
Docking Clinic (Power & Sail) – Vancouver
Sept. 29–Oct. 6