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Group Boat Licence Course

Ahoy there, ladies & gentlemen!

Say goodbye to boring classrooms and hello to learning on the water.

Boat Wise Mentor and Captain Tristian High Fiving a Family

Learn to drive a boat like a pro on Sydney Harbour!

Our fun and engaging boat licence course gives you the skills and confidence you need to hit the water and start exploring.

With hands-on experience and personalised attention on our comfortable training vessel, you’ll be cruising around Sydney Harbour in no time.

Our boat licence course is designed to be both informative and enjoyable. Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors will guide you through the course, ensuring that you have a solid understanding of the theory and practical skills required to operate a vessel safely and confidently. With our hands-on approach, you’ll get the opportunity to practice your newly acquired skills on the water, giving you the confidence you need to become a skilled and competent skipper.

Course Details

Months Special

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Gladesville Bridge Marina

Runtime: 4-5hrs

9:00am - 2:00pm



Why choose Boat Wise?

Two parts:

1. Online Theory

Complete OUR Pre-Study consisting of the Boat Wise Handbook
(and our bonus optional online quiz, if you want to practice)

2. Practical

Practical on Water, assessment and training.

You will learn:

Safety and preparation

(kill cord, life jackets, communications, crew position and safety)

High-speed handling

(trim, stability, driving position, crew safety, waves, quick stop)

Low-speed handling

(close quarters, standing off, wind and tide)

Rules of the water

(etiquette, signs, managing busy traffic)

Boating skills

(anchoring, berthing, handling lines, mooring buoys)

Emergency situations

(types of emergency, man overboard recovery, marine radio distress calls)

Personal equipment

(clothing, lifejackets etc)

Parts of the boat

(basic terminology)

Types of craft

(hull types, engines, fuel)

Basic weather

(forecasts, sea state, effect of wind and tide)

Buoyage, basic collision regulations


Onboard safety

Legal responsibilities and obligations

The course is continually assessed, so there is no written examination. Your instructor will assess your skills and knowledge throughout the day.

The Pre-Study takes a 1-2 hours to complete at home at your own pace, and the practical component takes about 4-5 hours on Sydney Harbour with our highly experienced instructors.

Once you have successfully passed the course, you will receive an electronic certificate via email. You will need to print this out in a PDF format and take it to Service NSW or Maritime head office in Rozelle to pay the government fees and obtain your official boat licence.

Sign up for our Boat Licence Course today and start your next adventure!