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5.0
Based on 143 Reviews
Ryan Mackey
June 4, 2024

Just want to thank Boat Wise for a great day. I found the trainer to be very supportive and helpful in figuring out the things I didn’t quite understand. I would highly recommend Boat Wise to anyone looking to get into boating and getting licensed.

Troy Devine
April 23, 2024

Tristan from Boat Wise was amazing! His technical knowledge and ability to navigate us through the course of the day was top-notch and I'd highly recommend him and his team to aid you in not only obtaining your boat license but any course work too.

Catherine Naito
April 22, 2024

Fantastic way to get boat licence. Tristan professional and knowledgeable but also great fun so the 4 (teenage) children loved it too.

Luca Pomare
April 22, 2024

Tristan was a terrific instructor. It was an enjoyable day and I feel much more confident in driving a boat!

Matthew Maks
April 22, 2024

Fantastic instructor, extremely knowledgeable and clear. Made the entire experience very enjoyable. Highly recommend!

Vivian Ying Lu
April 22, 2024

Boatwise exceeded my expectations with their excellent communication and well-structured course. I had my lesson on a tough rainy and windy day, Alan were fantastic instructors who made the learning experience enjoyable and informative. I highly recommend Boatwise to anyone looking to enhance their boating skills. Thanks to Tristian and Alan for their expertise and guidance!"

PRIVATE BOAT TUITION

Master boating skills through fun and hands-on training.

GROUP BOAT LICENCE COURSE

Learn to captain a boat in a low pressure group with friends or others.

PRIVATE BOAT LICENCE COURSE

Gain your boat licence with practical skills to captain your boat.

POWERBOAT REFRESHER COURSE

Polish your powerboating proficiency quickly

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Tailored to your specific needs, our goal is to get you out on the water and handling your boat like a true captain in no time.

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Boat Licence Courses

Ready to hit the high seas and become a licensed boater on Sydney Harbour?

Look no further than BoatWise – the most fun and engaging boat licence course on the water!

With our immersive and interactive classes, you’ll learn all the skills and knowledge you need to navigate the beautiful waters of Sydney Harbour with confidence and ease. So what are you waiting for?

Get Boat Wise this month and let’s set sail together!

GROUP BOAT LICENCE COURSE

Step aboard our spacious and comfortable vessel and get ready to learn all the skills you need to become a top-notch skipper.

pRIVATE BOAT LICENCE COURSE

This private 1-on-1 (or two!) course provides all the theory and practical education needed to obtain your boat licence in just one fun-filled day on the water in Sydney Harbour.

Private Boat Training Courses

From big to small boats, we train on them all. At Boat Wise, our expert trainers are passionate about safety and providing our clients with a personal training experience depending on your boating requirements.

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100+ 5 Star reviews

5.0
Based on 143 Reviews
Ryan Mackey
June 4, 2024

Just want to thank Boat Wise for a great day. I found the trainer to be very supportive and helpful in figuring out the things I didn’t quite understand. I would highly recommend Boat Wise to anyone looking to get into boating and getting licensed.

Troy Devine
April 23, 2024

Tristan from Boat Wise was amazing! His technical knowledge and ability to navigate us through the course of the day was top-notch and I'd highly recommend him and his team to aid you in not only obtaining your boat license but any course work too.

Catherine Naito
April 22, 2024

Fantastic way to get boat licence. Tristan professional and knowledgeable but also great fun so the 4 (teenage) children loved it too.

Luca Pomare
April 22, 2024

Tristan was a terrific instructor. It was an enjoyable day and I feel much more confident in driving a boat!

Matthew Maks
April 22, 2024

Fantastic instructor, extremely knowledgeable and clear. Made the entire experience very enjoyable. Highly recommend!

Vivian Ying Lu
April 22, 2024

Boatwise exceeded my expectations with their excellent communication and well-structured course. I had my lesson on a tough rainy and windy day, Alan were fantastic instructors who made the learning experience enjoyable and informative. I highly recommend Boatwise to anyone looking to enhance their boating skills. Thanks to Tristian and Alan for their expertise and guidance!"

We work with the best

Have you spotted the new public swing moorings popping up around Sydney Harbour? 🥳

Thanks to @transportfornsw , the old ones are getting replaced!  These shiny new public moorings are the perfect spot to rest your boat for a bit and get the bbq cranking!! 🍖 

Just remember to follow the guidelines:

Max weight: 20 tonnes
Max wind speed: 25 knots
Moor at your own risk
No anchoring
One vessel per mooring, with a 24-hour time limit! ⏰ 

Stay safe and enjoy the harbour! 😀

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Party on the port side? Don’t be starboard, learn your sidelights! ✅⬇️

Use your vessel’s sidelights to help you remember how to navigate in a channel: Green to Green when going Upstream, Green to Red when Seas are Ahead! 🌊🛥️

Safe & Happy Boating!! ⚓️

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5 Steps on Picking up a Swing Mooring with Ease!?! ☀️⚓️

Swing moorings are a dream for carefree days on the water, but picking one up can feel tricky.  Don't worry, mateys! BoatWise has you covered with these simple steps:

1. Be a Wind Whisperer:  Check the wind and current before approaching. Ideally, come in against the wind or current for better control. (which ever is stronger)

2. Line Up Like a Boss: Steer towards the mooring line at an angle to avoid snagging it on your prop.

3. Slow and Steady Wins: Go slow! Use your neutral gear to control your speed & momentum.

4. Hooked & Happy: Use a boat hook to snag the mooring line's loop.

5. Secure Your Boat: Cleat the line to a secure spot on your boat and relax!

Bonus Tip: Practice in a calm conditions first!!

Want to master your mooring skills? We offer private training to boost your confidence.  Just shoot us a DM!

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Look who’s officially a boating pro! 🛥️ Huge congrats to Esmond on mastering the art of manoeuvring, anchoring, navigation, and everything in between on his brand new Jeanneau Merry Fisher! (Sold by @mw_marine ) 👏 

Thanks for trusting Boat Wise for your private training! We’re thrilled to see your confidence soar alongside your boating skills! 😎

Want to be the next captain in command?  Our expert trainers at Boat Wise are the best in the business! 

Head to our website to learn more about our private tuition packages! ✅

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Hit the waves with BoatWise - Boating education that floats your boat!🛥️ 

BoatWise makes getting your boat licence fun, easy, and stress-free! 🙃

Why Choose Boat Wise??

* Flexible Learning: Choose from private or group courses to fit your schedule.
* ‍ Expert Instructors: Learn from our friendly and highly experienced instructors.
* Hands-on Training: Get comfortable at the helm with practical experience on Sydney Harbour driving our training vessel.
* Master the Essentials: Navigation, safety, collision regulations, and boat handling - all covered!
* Fun & Engaging Courses: Learn the ropes in a fun and interactive environment. You'll be a confident boater in no time

Don't wait! Become BoatWise and unlock a world of adventure! (Once this rain stops) 😎😂

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Man Overboard: Mayday or Pan Pan? ⚠️

Confusion can arise during emergencies! Let's clear things up about using a Marine VHF Radio in a Man Overboard (MOB) situation.

The Crucial Choice: Mayday vs Pan Pan

* Mayday: Used for life-threatening emergencies where immediate assistance is needed (e.g., sinking vessel). 🆘
* Pan Pan: Used for urgent situations where assistance is needed, but not a life-threatening emergency (e.g., person overboard but still visible).

Why Clarity Matters:
* Mayday calls have a strict format to ensure critical info reaches rescuers quickly. ️
* Using Mayday when unnecessary can block other distress calls.

MOB Scenarios & Radio Use:
* Person overboard, still visible: Pan Pan is appropriate while rescue efforts are underway.
* Lost sight of person overboard: MayDay can be used to request nearby vessels to slow down and search.

Key Takeaways
* Use the lowest priority call that achieves your goal (leaving higher priorities for others).
* Pan Pan can be upgraded to Mayday if needed, but downgrading Mayday is difficult.
* Sound judgment is crucial. Don't rely on hearsay, as the skipper use your own assessment.

Remember:
* Mayday: Life-threatening emergency, immediate assistance needed.
* Pan Pan: Urgent situation, assistance needed, not life-threatening.
* Always prioritize safety and clear communication.

Stay Safe & Be Prepared! 

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