Power Boating Academy

Making boating safe and fun

Power Boating Academy

Making boating safe and fun

We train on the water.

What We Do

We are a group of highly experienced and certified professionals that offer a fun, one day course, guaranteed to take your boating skills to a new level.

It's easy to be a better boater with our on the water course, designed for you or for your whole family. 

Available in Ontario and Florida.

Whether a new boater, or a seasoned pro, you will enjoy and benefit from our tip based, hands on training. 

Our professional instructors have been providing government  approved courses since 2001

Call 239 898 2219 for more information

Boat Handling Course:

 Boat Handling

In this, our most popular adult program, we first review basic information regarding your boat and local navigation. Then we get out on the water with you doing the driving.  Our step by step procedures and tip based course will give you the confidence and skills you need to maximize your boat driving experience. 

The on water portion of this enjoyable course runs approximately four hours.

With the written material we supply, you can review and practice the many tips you have learned. This course is a favorite for both men and women. 

Cost: $160 (plus mileage if applicable). Discounts on 2nd and 3rd persons.

Other courses:


This on water course is much the same as the Boat Handlin course, but utilizes special teaching aids targeted to students 11 to 16. 

Cost: $160 (plus mileage if applicable). Discounts on 2nd and 3rd persons.


If you dream of cruising, this course covers what you need know, to prepare for several days on your boat. 

Topics include everything from planning and preparation, to using electronics and boating at night.  

Cost: $200 (plus mileage if applicable).

Advanced and Performance courses

Experienced boaters seek higher training levels to improve rough water skills and higher speed operations. 

Course includes, tight docking, maximizing speed, running wakes, emergency procedures, night operations, fuel savings and rough water handling. 

Cost: $160 plus mileage if applicable.

Professionals love us.

While our courses are aimed at pleasure boaters like you, we have trained many professionals, such as these firemen, so they can be most efficiently handle their on water activities.  

Registration is Simple.

1) Select a course.

    2) Pick a day that works for you.

       3) Call us to book.

              239 898 2219


At the end of the course you 

will receive a wallet card 

"Certificate of Completion" 

It's easy to be a better boater with the help of our professional instructors. Upgrade your skills with a fun course that will serve you and your family.

Our highly qualified Instructors are assigned, based upon a location convenient to you:

MARK ROTHARMEL:  10 racing championships, Hall of Fame inductee, celebrity speaker.

DAVE BODNER: Captain, corporate pilot, and on-the-water instructor.                               

 ROB WATSON: Captain, Marine Engineer, and on-the-water instructor.                              

                         SCOTT STEELE: Executive Officer of United States Marine Safety Institute and instructor.                                  BILL JENNINGS: Captain, Instructor, Founder & CEO of Power Boating Academy.


Power Boating Academy 239 898 2219

1021 George Rd, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1W8,

(239) 898-2219