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BOATING LICENSES

A melhor escola de formação de navegadores de recreio no Porto

Join the hundreds of basic skippers, local skippers, and coastal skippers BBDouro has trained this year by enrolling in one of our forthcoming boating license courses delivered by qualified teachers.

BASIC SKIPPERS (MARINHEIRO)

May

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LOCAL SKIPPER (PATRÃO LOCAL)

April 8th

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COSTAL SKIPPER (PATRÃO COSTA)

20 November

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In addition to ensuring high-quality instruction, BBDouro’s primary objective as a nautical training school is to make sure that each of our students feels comfortable and independent when navigating.

Our school stands out for the frequency of courses and easy access to information and support materials:

  • We offer comprehensive courses for Basic Skipper (Marinheiro), Local Skipper (Patrão Local), and Coastal Skipper (Patrão de Costa), covering all topics coherently.
  • Our lessons are held in the evening, twice a week.
  • We provide 3 practical lessons for each course attended.
  • We have an e-learning platform with study content and exam preparation materials.

The Basic Skipper’s License allows you to handle vessels up to 12 meters in length with appropriate installed power as per its certification.

It is suitable for driving jet skis, water scooters, and small boats with no power limit.

This license allows only daytime navigation, up to 3 miles from the coast and 10 miles from a harbor.

Duration: 4 to 6 weeks

Schedule:

Theoretical Lessons – twice a week (days to be determined), from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Practical Lessons – three Saturdays during the course (days and times to be determined)

Price: €350.00

Conditions:

  • The price includes exam and license fees, insurance and VAT.
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • For students under 18, the following limitations apply: navigation in boats up to 6 meters in length with a maximum power of 30 HP. The license limits are automatically lifted upon reaching 18 years of age.
  • Practical lessons take place on Saturdays at BBDouro. A form is provided during the course for students to sign up for these lessons. Depending on the number of registered students, classes may also be held on Sundays.
  • Final exams are in-person and conducted at BBDouro.

The Local Skipper License allows you to handle vessels without size or power limits. It enables both daytime and nighttime navigation, up to 6 miles from the coast and 25 miles from a harbor.

Duration: 8 weeks

Schedule:

Theoretical Lessons – twice a week (days to be determined), from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Practical Lessons – three Saturdays during the course (days and times to be determined)

Price: €600.00

Conditions:

  • The price includes exam and license fees, insurance and VAT.
  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Practical lessons take place on Saturdays at BBDouro. A form is provided during the course for students to sign up for these lessons. Depending on the number of registered students, classes may also be held on Sundays.
  • Purchase of a square and compass for classes is required.
  • Final exams are in-person and conducted at BBDouro.
  • It is not required to have a Basic Skipper’s License to enroll in this course.

The Coastal Skipper License allows you to handle vessels without size or power limits. It enables both daytime and nighttime navigation, up to 45 miles from the coast and without distance limits from a harbor.

Duration: 16 weeks

Schedule:

Aulas Teóricas – duas vezes por semana (em dias a definir), das 21h00 às 23h00

Practical Lessons – three Saturdays during the course (days and times to be determined)

Price: €750.00

Conditions:

  • The price includes exam and license fees, insurance and VAT.
  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Practical lessons take place on Saturdays at BBDouro. A form is provided during the course for students to sign up for these lessons. Depending on the number of registered students, classes may also be held on Sundays.
  • Purchase of a square and compass for classes is required.
  • Final exams are in-person and conducted at BBDouro.
  • To attend the Coastal Skipper course it is mandatory to have a Local Skipper License (no previous proven experience is required).

"From my enrollment in the course to the exam, everything proceeded smoothly and organized. The always cheerful instructor was able to pass on his passion and knowledge of the sea to the students."

IN WHICH BOATS WILL YOU SAIL?

WHERE WILL YOU SAIL?

Our boating training sessions are held at Douro Marina and in the Estuary of Douro Natural Reserve.

WHY CHOOSE BBDOURO?

At BBDouro, we are dedicated to provide top-notch training, taking into account not only exam approval but also information exchange and experience sharing that greatly enriches our training programs.

For 11 years, we have been sharing our passion for this sport and the sea with the help of our experienced and dedicated instructors. Our boating school offers a variety of courses designed to adapt to each person’s experience level, in a healthy and comfortable environment, without significant investments.

At BBDouro, our instructors are 100% available to clarify and assist all our students. We also have an extensive library of support materials through our e-learning platform, allowing students to prepare for exams effectively.

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