Coast Guard Auxiliary
Station Fire Island

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Our next Boating Saftey Class of the season will be Saturday June 2nd.

We will be teaching this class at a the Central Islip Public Library - 33 Hawthorne Ave, Central Islip, NY 11722

Classes are forming for the spring and summer of 2018 Reserve a seat.

Don't be fooled by some organizations advertising a Free course. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the only organization commissioned by the US Government to support the US Coast Guard. Our experienced instructors make the difference between just taking the course and actually learning how to enjoy your boat, and remain safe on our waterways.


We charge $25 per person, all students receive the About Boating Safely course book.

For more infomation on any of our boating classes: contact us at (631)-647-0298 or

About Boating Safely

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Boating Safety Classes

Contact: Email the FSO_PE (Public Education Officer) to register.

About Boating Safely is an 8 hour program. This is a vital course for any boater that covers boat handling, trailering, navigation rules, VHF radio, and safe boating practices. Successful completion of this course satisfies NYS education requirements for Personal Watercraft (jet ski) operation and may qualify for boating insurance discounts.

You must be at least 10 years old to take this course. Although not mandatory, except of PWC operators and as of 2013 boat owners who live in and operate their vessels in Suffolk County, adult boating education is strongly recommended. Upon a passing grade on the exam the student will receive their safety certificate.

You must hold a safety certificate if:

You are a Suffolk County Resident and operate your vessel in Suffok County Waters.

- In order to operate a personal watercraft within New York the operator must be a minimum of 14 years of age and completed a safe boating course. All users of personal watercrafts must carry the safety certificate at all times while operating the pwc.

- You wish to operate a motorboat and you are at least 10 years old and less than 18 years old. The required boating safety certificate must be carried by the minor at all times while operating the boat.

- Individuals less then 18 years old who have not successfully completed a boating safety course may only operate a vessel while under the direct supervision of an individual who is 18 years old or older. .

What will happen if I do not have a boating safety certificate?
If convicted of a first violation you can be fined up to $250. For a second conviction, fines and imprisonment terms increase.

Contact: Email the FSO_PE (Public Education Officer) to register.

To get more information about how joining the Coast Guard Auxilliary or take a Boating Safety Class send an email to the FSO_PE by clicking the link above.

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