Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum offers virtual boater safety courses

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is once again offering Maryland DNR-approved boater safety courses, with three-session courses to be held throughout spring and summer.

All programs will be virtual, held via Zoom, and led by qualified CBMM staff members. The cost to attend is $25 per person, with space limited and registration required. A 20% discount is available for CBMM members.

Courses are currently scheduled for 5–8pm April 12,19 and 26; May 26, June 2, and June 9; July 12–14; and Aug. 25, Sept. 1, and Sept. 8. Participants should plan to attend all three sessions of their selected course.

Boater’s Safety Courses teach participants the basics needed to safely and confidently operate a vessel on Maryland waterways. Individuals and families with children 10 and older are welcome to participate. Maryland boaters born after July 1, 1972, are required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. Participants must attend all sessions and pass the Department of Natural Resources exam to earn a certificate that is good for life.

Participants must be 10 years of age and older, with early registration recommended as classes typically fill fast. To register, go to