Women Underway

Ages: 21+, June 7 & 16, 2022, 5-7:30PM, $100

Boating basics taught by women for women! This fun and empowering, hands-on, on-the-water introduction to boating is designed for casual boaters. We will explore basic navigation, engine troubleshooting, mooring, docking, anchoring, and what to do if you find yourself “in charge” onboard. Every boater should know what to do in case of an emergency on the water. We will spend some time in the classroom, take a tour of Duxbury Bay, teach you how to drive a small powerboat, and answer all of your questions in a judgment free space. The day wraps up with wine and snacks on the porch!

Junior Powerboating

Ages: 12-18 4 hrs/Day, 4 days $375

In the classroom, on-the-dock and on-the-water! This state approved boating safety course, concentrates on the equipment and operating guidelines needed to enjoy boating in a safe and responsible way. Student to teacher ratio in the classroom is 15:1.
In addition to 8 hours of classroom time, this course includes 1 hour of on-the-dock training, 1hr examination time, and 6 hours of on-the-water learning and practicing boating skills, navigation and boating basics. Modeled after “Driver’s Education” the 6 hours of on the water time is designed to provide instructional demonstrations, the opportunity for each student to practice at the helm and learn from observing other students at the helm. Student to teacher ratio on the water is 3:1.

Private Lessons

$150/2 hours for one person
$50/hour for every additional person (Maximum of 4 people)

Private lessons will be bookable online in 2022 via our website. Click on the button to see available dates and times for lessons. We add slots based on instructor availability. Check back often for new dates and times. If you don’t see anything that works for you, please reach out.

For questions, please email the Director of Programs, Betsy Davenport, at betsy@dbms.org

For more information on Powerboating safety, check out the Green Boating Guide.