Captain's Licensing, On the Water Training & Captain's Services

Receive your Captain's License, On-the-Water Training, Vessel Transport & Delivery, and other Captain's Services from a U.S. Coast Guard approved instructor - Captain Joe McGinnis.

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Captain Joe invites you to browse the website and explore all of the Captain's Services offered.


Contact Captain Joe for details, including captain's licensing class dates, requirements, prices, and other questions about the following service areas:


♦  Captain's Licensing: U.S. Coast Guard Approved Captain's Licensing Classes and Instructor. These classes will help you gain a license to haul passenger's for hire. Small classes, follow-up assistance, reasonable cost. Click here for Captain's Licensing details & registration...


♦  On-the-Water Training: New boat or new-to-you boat. Instructions on your boat from departing to cruising to anchoring to returning to the dock. Learn proper navigation, safe docking, cross-winds and more under the guidance of a licensed instructor and Captain. Learn how to operate your vessel safely. Read more about On-the-Water-Boat-Training here...


♦  Vessel/Boat Transport and Delivery: On the water delivery, moving your vessel to a new port, or sharing the helm with an experienced and licensed Companion Captain. If you need your boat safely transported and delivered to a specific location, contact Captain Joe. Learn more about Captain Joe's vessel transport and delivery services here...


♦  Marriage Ceremonies: Marriages or renewals performed at sea or on the beach. Make it your special ceremony with one of only two ordained marriage Captain's in the State of Wisconsin. If you are looking to get married at sea or at port, contact Captain Joe today.


Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Captain Joe is a certified instructor, with years of boating experience and over 20 years of teaching experience.Captain's Licensing Classes picture


For the past 10 years, Captain Joe has been helping Wisconsin and Michigan boaters like you earn their Captain's Licenses, receive on-the-water training and safe boating instructions, have their vessels transported and delivered, and even exchange marriage vows during ceremonies at sea and on the beach.  Learn more About Captain Joe...


In Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, use Captain Joe McGinnis and his On Board Academy for Captain's Licensing and Training, On-the-Water Boating Training and Instruction, Vessel Transport and Delivery, on the sea (or beach) Marriage Ceremonies, and related Captain's Services.


For more details, browse the website, review the Frequently Asked Questions, read the Captain's Minute Blog, or Contact Captain Joe's On Board Academy.


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Captain Joe McGinnis
1276 Bayport Terrace
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313