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A Captain with a Permit

Did you know that anyone over the age of 11 can earn their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)? There are “Rules of the Water” for when you are in a boat, just like there are “Rules of the Road” for when you are driving in a car. Be prepared for your adventure on the water and successfully obtain your PCOC.

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  • What are the requirements for your PCOC?
  • Where can you find out about the rules of the water?
  • What activity can you use to practise the skills needed for your PCOC?


  • Practise the skills needed to be successful in this adventure and learn about the different markers and signals found no the water.
  • Earn your PCOC!


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • How did your team work together on this adventure?
  • How did you feel before, during and after this adventure?
  • What was your favourite part of this adventure?
  • How can you build on this experience?

Keep it Simple

  • Learn the basics of boating safety and the rules of boating by making your own obstacle course!

Take it Further

  • What other boating courses are available? Take a course related to your preferred area of boating – sailing, paddling or even powercraft!