U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

About Boating Safely

Learn from Boating from Real people and Real Hands on training - not from a computer disk

Programs are being held at the Bass Pro Shops
5156 International Drive
Orlando,  FL  32819
 Hours are 9am - 5pm  


See Map          Practice Knots    

Cover of ABs Study Book

ABS  is a eight-hour, eight-chapter program designed to appeal to hunters, anglers, personal watercraft operators and other boaters who cannot find time for a full, comprehensive course. ABS  was developed by the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in cooperation with the U. S. Power Squadrons and Mosby Lifeline, and is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). It is also approved by most of the states which require formal instruction in order to operate a boat.


Topics include:

Many insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance to individuals who successfully complete this program.

Individuals who successfully complete the program and exam are awarded certificates and Florida Boater ID cards

Program starts at 8:30am - Please plan to arrive early enough to process check-in.

Also see Knots and how to tie them
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