Hands On Training

Captain Russ Binns

Licensed for 100 ton United States Coast Guard Captain’s Licensed and has been professionally operating boats for over 35 years.

Visit Coast Boating School to learn how to operate a boat safely
Learning to drive a boat is like to learning to drive a car: you need careful instruction and lots of practice before you can get behind the wheel. Coast Boating School LLC offers practical hands on boating classes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our instructors will teach you everything you need to know so you can operate a boat confidently and skillfully.

Coast Boating School offers hands-on training in all areas of New Jersey by a licensed U.S.C.G. Captain in safety, maneuvering, handling and maintenance for pleasure boaters. We offer mandatory hands-on instruction mandated by some boat insurances. Captain Russ can also help you take delivery of your new boat so you can reach your dock with confidence. He does boat deliveries and transportation throughout the east coast.


(4) hour initial class = starting at $650
$175.00 for each additional person
**Pricing is based on boat size and distance traveled

Boat delivery = starting at $250
**Pricing based on boat size and distance traveled

Customize your course to include any topic, such as:

  • Anchoring
  • Basic Boat Handling
  • Reading Charts, Day Trips
  • Docking Procedures
  • Fishing-Bay or Ocean
  • General Maintenance
  • Mooring, Navigation
  • Night Operation
  • Proper Equipment
  • Rules of the Road
  • Safety
  • Waterskiing