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Private Boating Lessons

 The Captain

USCG Licensed Captain with over 25 years of boating experience. 

I grew up in Miami and have been boating since I was young enough to walk. My father took me out on his boat when I was a young boy, and from that early experience, I knew I wanted to spend every moment out on the water. As a teenager, I fell in love with boating and started driving my father's boat as soon as I was able to drive a car. I enjoyed fishing, snorkeling, and exploring the numerous islands around South Florida.


I graduated with a bachelor's degree in international business from FIU. In my 20s, I worked as a contractor on various cruise ships and was lucky enough to visit many parts of the world by sea. I quickly realized I wanted to own a boat and take guests along. Over the years, I helped family and friends learn how to boat and safely navigate the waters in and around South Florida.


I am just as comfortable on a boat as i am in the water, as a certified PADI Open Water Diver, I enjoy exploring the ocean from above and below. I earned a Merchant Mariner Credential as a Master from the United States Coast Guard. As a licensed and insured Captain, I am also CPR and First Aid certified as safety is my number one priority. I have safely navigated the ICW from St. Augustine down to Marathon with local knowledge of the waters in Miami-Dade and Monroe County as well as Bimini. I have experience working on boats from 10 feet to yachts 60 feet long.


Now, I spend my days doing what I love, teaching safe boating, and taking passengers out for charters on the crystal clear waters of Miami and the Florida Keys. My focus is on safety and the elemental quality of boating in Miami and why we derive so much pleasure from it. 

I hope you’ll consider hiring me for a boating lesson. Whether you are new to boating or you would like to improve your boating skills, I can tailor private lessons to your experience and your boat. I can also help with owner/operator training on larger and more complex yachts. Give me a call for a free consultation. 



USCG Master Captains License
Captain Nick
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