A truly professional medium for Coast Guard Licensed Captains and boat owners to connect! Whether you are a novice boater looking to hire a Captain for basic boat handling, docking or to gain knowledge of the maritime rules on the waterways or a seasoned boat owner looking for the night off for a relaxing cruise with friends, we have a captain or mate for you. Sometimes it may be that you would like to take a week long trip and have a captain along so you can just anchor up and relax. We also have in our profiles mates that are available for fishing charters or long term voyages depending on your needs.
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Through the Boatcaptainsdirectory.com services I was able to contact Captain Larry Short. At first, I was apprehensive but after the first day Larrys knowledge and expertise became clear. Captain Larry treated my boat like his own and what more could you ask for. The entire two week cruise was a joy. Additionally I learned a lot about cruising, boat handling and interpreting weather from Captain Larry. I'd highly recommend him and Boatcaptainditectory.com. Jim Hughes, boat owner, Idylltime, 47'CheoyLee Trawler.
After having been on this website for only a month or so, I have received 3 jobs from it. All three were from being contacted through inquiries. Definitely worth the small annual fee. The site or its owner do not try an take any other fees what-so-ever. I am very happy with my decision to sign up.
Date Of Service June 4, 2016 to June 25 2016
Comments We cannot thank Captain Larry Short enough for relocating our boat and allowing us to have the adventure of a lifetime. Our boat is an old but well kept dame, a Carver 42AFT that we purchased in Mallard\'s Bay, and brought her down to Waterford, NY through the Champlain Canal. My wife and I had decided that we wanted to relocate the boat to Florida, and had debated whether we wanted to do it solo or hire a Captain. While the trip down the Champlain was enjoyable, we knew that too much time was spent stressing and worrying. So we decided we really wanted to have a great trip, and not have 21+ days of stress. We contacted a few sites offering captain services, but we opted for Boat Captain\'s recommendation the moment we spoke with Captain Short. He was reassuring, and communicated with us very clearly and the more we spoke with him, the more at ease we felt. Captain Short was just the perfect person for the job. I was able to learn channel navigation, to be at the helm for long stretches, while Captain Short observed, corrected and highlighted best practices. The Captain was very professional, and we were so relieved on those occasions where expert hands and experience was required. Captain Short attended to minor mechanical problems, guided me on maintenance issues, and was readily available to address any concerns. At the end of 21 days, we had not only met a great reliable and professional Captain, but walked away with a new friend. He truly made the trip safe, fun and enjoyable. The fact that he also shared his favorite spots along the way...great marinas, restaurants, worth visiting ports was icing on the cake. I would not hesitate to call on Captain Short for future trips, or for consultation. I highly recommend him as an expert navigator. Bill Day