• Looking For a Boating School in New Jersey?

    Look no further than Coast Boating School. We specialize in boat safety, classes, lessons, hands-on training, and so much more. Trust a boating school with the experience and licensing you need to be confident on the water. Call today or view our class schedule to choose a class.

  • Hands-On Boat Training Classes and Lessons

    We'll give you the tools you need to feel confident in maneuvering, handling, maintenance, night mapping, laws, proper use of equipment, safety and other topics relating to boating. Boat delivery is also available along the East Coast. Call today for more information.

  • Certification - It's the Law!

    If you are operating a motorized vessel in the state of New Jersey, you need Boat Safety Certification. There are restrictions on age, but most state-issued boat certificates will be accepted in other states. Please visit our resources page for more info. Make sure you are meeting the NASBLA requirements.


Coast Boating School will be offering in-person proctored exams for Boat-Ed at the Coast Boating School will be offering in-person proctored exams for Boat-Ed at the Atlantic City Boat Show March1 to 5, 2017 and the NJ Boat Sale & Expo February 16 to 19, 2017. *You must attend the shows with a ticket for take the exam


Our class schedule will be posted for 2017 season by the end of January. Please check back at that point.

Boating school, serving the state of New Jersey since 1987 for private boat classes, boating certifications, hands-on training, and more.

Coast Boating School LLC was the first private boating school approved by the State of New Jersey in 1987. We are the largest private boating school in NJ, with more than 500 classes scheduled per season, and have certified over 60,000 students. Our course is approved by National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the New Jersey State Police. This means we meet a higher standard than just State approval.  Don’t be fooled by boating schools that state their instructors are NASBLA approved or their course meets NASBLA contents. Only a NASBLA approved course certificate is valid in every state. A NASBLA approved certificate also allows you an insurance discount.  Make sure the boating school you choose has the NASBLA logo posted.

Coast Boating School is the only full-time boating school in New Jersey.  We maintain an office in Tom’s River all year and are here to answer all of your questions.

Our instructors are licensed United States Coast Guard Captains with many years of boating experience and are also trained and certified individually as instructors by the State, including background checks.

Our classroom course covers: safety, rules of the road, operating requirements, personal watercraft, New Jersey specific laws, and much more.  All our classes are multi-day classes completed in two (2) sessions and include one (1) hour of homework between the sessions and the proctored exam. If you receive an 80% or better on your written exam, you will walk away with a usable temporary certificate. Taking a one-day course is a difficult way to learn the information and we do not recommend it. Our two-day course has a 98% pass rate.

We also do the proctored exam for the on-line boating safety course offered by Boat-Ed.com.  The online course has an 86% pass rate and costs the same for course and proctored exam.

Private classes are offered for groups of 8 or more. For more information or to answer any questions on these types of class, please contact us at any time. Remember, a boating safety course will increase your knowledge and add to your confidence. We are here to make boating safer and therefore more fun!

  • Coast Boating School

    Serving All of NJ
    Toms River, NJ 08753


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    Please Call: 732.279.0562


    Any military service member who comes to a class that Coast Boating School does the registration for will receive a $25 discount with a valid military ID. This does not include classes where registration is done by the schools. Thank you for your service!