Jr. Operators Course

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Join Egan Maritime Institute and the Nantucket Harbormasters office for a free Mass Safe Boating Course for Nantucket Students.

Students 12 and up are encouraged to join us for this free course, which is required to get their state-issued boating license.

The classroom portion of the course is run over a day and a half at the Egan offices and taught by Nantucket Harbormaster Sheila Lucey. Additionally, an added on-the-water component is built into this training, which is generally not included in the introductory course offered by the state. Students will have a chance to climb aboard the harbormaster’s boat with professional mariners to put their operational, navigational, and safety skills to the test in a real-world environment.

This spring, we will offer two dates (please note dates for both Jr Operators courses have been updated as of 2/6):

Saturday 3/9/2024: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday 4/6/2024: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

* Lunch is provided.

The Jr. Operators course is offered for free. However, space is limited. Please make sure to register to save your spot.


Egan Maritime Institute aims to provide every Nantucket student with a comprehensive education through our Sea of Opportunities education programs. Sea of Opportunities is a diverse offering of education and outreach programs available to every Nantucket student at multiple points throughout their education. It seeds the maritime workforce of tomorrow and opens doors for local youth to opportunities that will enhance their futures and our coastal community.