Congratulations and Welcome to U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 4-76’s…

Penn’s Landing Philadelphia – Safe Boating Education Center


All classes taught by trained, qualified instructors with cutting edge presentations
State and Federal Certified Courses
Power or Sail…Pleasure or Sport – Captain or First Mate…
Make the most of your time on the water and boat safely!
Classes can be a family affair – your crew should be your backup.
Get on board, preregister online now and be a smarter and safer boater!

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Take advantage of the years of experience and wealth of information that members of the Auxiliary have to offer. In the spirit of helping others the Auxiliary volunteers its time so you can get the most out of your boating pleasure. Before you risk the lives and health of your family and friends, make sure you ‘know before you go’. Take the time to attend a class. Make the time and schedule a Free Vessel Safety Check. Many insurance companies offer discounts on boating insurance to individuals who successfully complete a course. Upon successfully completing a course and exam individuals are awarded a certificate and card. They may qualify for, and are invited to continue on for further certification. Each boating safety course includes a discussion on the state laws of PA, NJ, DE and MD.

Reasons to take a course with us? Pick one!

  • Central location, easy access off I95 – at a U. S. Coast Guard Base – Photo ID Required
  • Professional presentations in a comfortable environment and in an enjoyable and relaxed format – we’re here to teach, but also create a lot of fun in the process!
  • Hands-on skill building such as knot tying, using piloting tools, or reading charts
  • ‘On-line’ abbreviated courses are no match for our CGAUX instructors, experienced boaters who can answer your questions on the spot
  • Our classes are offered at a great economy as compared to other; for our volunteers, the greater value is knowing that we are creating a safer boating experience to our attendees. Additionally, we offer family discounts!

Below is a list of classes being offered on-site at the base at Penn’s Landing. Please click on the course title below for more information. Questions – please contact us via email at and we will be happy to assist.


  • About Boating Safely

  • Boating Skills and Seamanship

  • Sailing Skills and Seamanship

  • Coastal Navigation

  • How to Read a Nautical Chart

So, are you ready to learn? Register now!



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To schedule a Free Vessel Safety Check please click here

You may have so much fun with us…you may just want to join us!:
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