Basic Boating Safety Courses

The Quincy Police Marine Unit, in partnership with the Massachusetts Environmental Police, will be presenting three Basic Boating Safety Courses at no cost to the public. These courses are designed for persons 12 years old and up, regardless of boating skill.

Courses are nationally approved, and course completion will allow persons to legally operate a boat in states requiring Basic Boating Safety Courses. Everyone who completes the course will be issued a Basic Boating Safety Certificate. Completion of the course by persons between 12 to 16 years of age will allow them to operate a motor boat without adult supervision. In addition, some insurance companies offer policy discounts for customers that complete a Basic Boating Safety Course.

Course Offerings for 2018

  • March (March 3, 10, 17) Saturdays 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Course ID: 4186) **Due to the storm, this class has been rescheduled as follows: March 10, 17, 24
  • March (March 8, 15, 22) Thursday evenings 6:00 PM-10:00 PM (Course ID: 4187)
  • March-April (March 29, April 5, 12)  Thursday evenings 6:00 PM-10:00 PM (Course ID: 4188)
  • May (May 2, 9, 16) Wednesday evenings 6:00PM - 10PM (Course ID: 4225) *FULL

All of the above courses will be taught at the Houghs Neck Maritime Center, located at 137 Bay View Ave. (next to the Quincy Yacht Club on Sea Street).

To register for a course go to the Massachusetts Environmental Police Department website by clicking here. Fill out the MEP Boating Safety Course Online Enrollment Form using the course ID for the course you want to attend.

For more information please call the Massachusetts Environmental Police Department at (508) 564-4961.