Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum announces virtual boater safety course

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering a three-day virtual Maryland DNR-approved boater safety course on July 27–29, 2020, from 1–4pm.

Led by CBMM’s Shipyard Manager and USCG licensed captain Christian Cabral, the boater’s safety course will be a live virtual offering, giving participants the opportunity to interact and engage with the course instructor and fellow participants.

Participants completing the course and passing the test will receive a Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate, valid for life. The certificate is required for anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, who operates a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. The course is also recommended for anyone looking to become a safer, more experienced boater or personal watercraft operator.

The cost is $25 per person, with space limited and registration required. A 20% discount (of $5) is available for CBMM members. Details and links for the online learning classroom will be sent to registrants in advance of the program.

CBMM members play a critical role in supporting CBMM’s rich legacy of educational programs, fascinating and ever-changing exhibitions, and maintenance of the largest collection of Chesapeake watercraft in the world, including access to exclusive discounts, perks, and programming. To learn more about becoming a CBMM member, visit

For information on Maryland DNR’s boating safety program, visit

To register, go to