Welcome to the Boater's Toolbox -
Your Online Resource for
Safe, Smart and Clean boating!
It's our goal to help boaters practice safer, habits, while being good stewards of the waterways we all enjoy. So before you set out for another day on the water, we invite you to check out the tools we've put together to get you started on safer and cleaner habits out on the water.
Dock It! A Game of Skill - NEW!
Safely navigate any of three ships around obstacles and complete a safe docking in multiple marina layouts. Also learn safe docking and seamanship tips along the way answering common questions like "How long should my docklines be?"
Boating Safety Study Guide
Whether you are new to boating or just want to brush up on your knowledge, our Online Boating Safety Study Guide can help you learn. Each of the 7 sections has a short quiz to help you learn which topics you need to brush up on. For boaters in states that don't approve online courses our study guide can provide a perfect study companion to the state materials in preparation for the exam.
Online VHF/DSC Radio Tutorial
This interactive video tutorial will help you become more comfortable with your VHF Radio. Not only will you learn how to use a VHF but you'll also find out how the Rescue 21 system works and how to use your Digital Selective Calling (DSC) VHF in an emergency. You can also download the tutorial to use when you can't access the Internet.
Click the link above and then click "Save" to begin the download. Both files are 42 MB, so those using dial-up Internet may experience a long download time. Once you download the zip file, double-click to unzip and then click the shortcut icon "Click to Start".
GO GREEN! 21 Steps to Cleaner Boating
These simple and practical tips can help boaters to be better stewards of the environment and keep our waterways cleaner for future generations to enjoy.
Free Online Boating Safety Course
Our Free Online Boating Safety Course is NASBLA-approved in over half of the states in the US. Offerring both a general boating course and a personal watercraft course, there's sure to be something for everyone.
You can use our Courseline Online to find a boating safety course near you. We list courses from the US Power Squadron, US Coast Guard Auxiliary and countless other educators all over the country.
Get your boating safety education to go. Order our popular Boat Handling Decal (now available in Spanish) or choose from a selection of brochures on topics ranging from life jackets to clean and safe fueling. And they're all free!