Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy~Where Boaters Become Captains~
Captains License Courses Classroom Training in Wisconsin and California
and Online Captain's License Courses Anytime.
With a Captain's License from Explorer's Guide maritime Center, you can transform your passion for the water into an exciting on-the-water career. Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy offers USCG captains license courses for all mariners, whether you're new to the marine trade or a seasoned boater. We understand the adult learner and will work with you so that you successfully understand and complete the course material to get your captains license.
Classroom classes held in Appleton, WI; Green Bay, WI: Milwaukee, WI; Grass Vally, CA; Minneapolis, MN area; or at your location. Our online captain's license courses are also available for students worldwide.
Our friendly maritime academy staff will assist you with captains license course registration and answer any questions you may have on the different types of licenses, sea service time, license requirements, and course funding.
Check out our classroom schedule classes by location
Our OUPV (operataor of Unispected Passenger Vessels) for Inland and Great Lakes captains license course is ideal for mariners on inland waters and Great Lakes. Learn More...
Our OUPV (operataor of Unispected Passenger Vessels) for Near Coastal captains license covers any license needs including Inland, Great Lake or Near Coastal waters. Learn More ...
Need to upgrade your captains license to Near Coastal? This program is for you. It's approved for captains needing a rule exam to upgrade their license or required training needs. Learn more...
This program includes the OUPV (operataor of Unispected Passenger Vessels) and Master Upgrade in one package with free Assistant Towing course. Learn More...
The Auxiliary Sail endorsement is only required for Captains holding a Master of Vessels license operating an inspected sailing vessel. Learn More...
The Assistant Towing endorsement is needed is you are providing any fee-based towing service. It is added to your existng captains license as an endorsement. Learn More...
"I took the OUPV Great Lakes/Inland course. The course was very well organized. The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks again to Explorers Guide, Captain Keith, and Captain Gary for helping me become a Captain" -former student Captain Kegan
Need help completing and submitting your application for your captains license?
If you still have questions or need more assistance help is available Call us at (920) 733-5500 to set up an application review. Learn More...
Explorers Gude Maritime Academy has received approval by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to Veterans benefits. This covers our classroom programs. Online capatins license classes are covered through NWTC. Learn More.. .
Our friendly staff will work with you in completing your captains license course registration and answer questions you may have on the captains license, course funding, and more.
"Fair Winds and Following Seas"
Captain Gary - Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy
Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy
2217 W Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54914