Private Yacht Instruction

Seaforth Boater Education offers complete and personalized Custom Yacht Instruction. Whether you are a first-time yacht owner, or are just looking to improve upon your existing piloting and seamanship skills, you will become a competent boat handler with the confidence to operate your yacht safely and properly.

Our 6-hour private instruction on your yacht includes topics from the following:

  • How to prepare to leave the dock
  • Systems checks
  • Dockside Maneuvering
  • Boat Handling
  • Using the current, wind, and tides to your advantage
  • Local knowledge
  • Knot tying and usage
  • Securing lines & fenders
  • Weather preparation and planning
  • VHF communication
  • Basic navigation
  • GPS Course Plotting
  • Radar and onboard electronics use

Seaforth Boater Education also offers additional classes, clinics, and services, including:

  • Night Navigation
  • Power Boat Fundamentals
  • Yacht Chauffeur Services
  • Weekend trips to Catalina with a USCG Skipper
  • And much, much more!

Delivery captains are available upon request. Private instruction can be arranged to fit your schedule. Give us a call at (888) 834-2628 or e-mail us.

About Us

Seaforth Boat Rental is the longest established boat rental, charter, and tour company in San Diego. We’ve been a family-owned business since 1976.

We have 4 full-time locations covering both bays, and all experience levels are welcome!