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200ton Masters Captains License Online Captain Tony Dimakarakos - Ft. Myers Florida

"I recently completed the 100 Ton to 200 Ton Master Upgrade with Captain's Marine Online. I saved $300!!! Plus, I didn't have to spend 5 days in a classroom saving several hundred more in travel expenses, fuel,  and missed work! I rode the Ft. Myers to Key West Express Ferry to take the exam (finished by 2pm) and returned the same day at 6pm after checking out Key West. Everyone is always looking for a reason to visit the Florida Keys. Captain's Marine Online is of great service/help to the mariner. I will spread the word." 
Captains License school Captain Arturo Rodriguez - Coral Gables Florida

"Captains Marine Online, I want to take this opportunity to thank you, your online course was very educational. The outline, and the way it's formatted was easy to understand, direct and to the point. I'm impressed with the scope 
 and the way the information is presented. I will recommend the course to others that are interested in continuing their education and look to upgrading their current license.. " 

Captain Gary Vervaet and Captain Sam Steinmetz - Ft. Myers Florida

"We recently completed Captain's Marine Online 200 Ton Masters. We highly recommend Captain's Marine Online because we saved a considerable amount of money and time by not having miss work and traveling to attend classes. Keep up the good work!!" Capt. Sam and Capt. Gary

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Florida Captains License Captain Sam McGinley

"It’s been a few years since I took your captain's course, but I have not forgotten how thorough and complete the class was. Thanks in no small part to what I learned in your program, I was hired by Shurhold Industries to manage the day to day operations of their brand new 430 SeaVee Express. I look forward to upgrading my captain's license through what I’m sure will be another quality learning experience." 

  Captain William "Lee" Howard

"I had doubts about an online school at first but after the first 3 weeks of studying for the test with the online materials Captains Marine online provided, it was clear this was a top-notch school.  Capt. Flynn Smith was always there to take my many phone calls and answered the questions I had.  This online school more than prepared me to pass the exam.  This course should set the standard for all others to follow." William Lee Howard, Vero Beach Florida May 16 2015
Captains License USVI online maritime courses Captain Ray Preiksaitis

"Captain Flynn! Just a note to say thank you to you and your wonderful wife for the 6 Pack, Towing & MROP classes and final testing on Oct  18th 2014.....The following week, I manually turned in my complete application package/paperwork to the Miami REC, and I was just notified today, that my captain credential is approved and in the mail.......... Hooray.............Your instructions on application paperwork handling etc. saved a lot of time and headaches... :) Anyway, I am a happy camper in ST CROIX, USVI and may at some point come back for the Master's class. We get to the Miami area quite often. Was great meeting you guys and keep up the good work."
Captain Scott Walker into the blue Captain Scott Walker

Has over 30 years of fishing experience and is known throughout the Florida Keys for his professionalism and for his ability to catch big fish. Voted “Best Captain in the Middle Keys” in 2009, Captain Scott has won over a million dollars competing in the prestigious World Sailfish Tournament. Captain Scott runs the 50 Viking Tailwalker II, and specializes in live bait and kite fishing for sailfish in the fall, winter and early spring. Scott also excels at dolphin (mahi-mahi) and wahoo fishing in the summer months, as well as deep dropping for daytime swordfish. Nothing makes Scott happier than showing customers a great time on the water, and he loves helping anglers of all ages and skill levels reel in Florida Keys billfish. Captain Scott’s “dinner and a show” is a favorite charter fishing trip among Hawks Cay guests. This four-hour trip will take you out to the lively reef for snapper and grouper, and then escorts you to the sailfishing grounds for tail-walking acrobatics.
Captain Steven Rodger

Captain Steven Rodger

A native to Key West, Florida which is a rare thing these days. Having been raised on the waters surrounding the Florida Keys, Steve has a lifetime of fishing and diving experience. He started commercial fishing on his own at the age of 16, which is the required age to obtain a COMMERCIAL SALTWATER PRODUCTS LICENSE. There are many guides to choose from and you'll find that the most successful have backgrounds in commercial fishing. Steve is also a very patient boat captain. From the seasoned fisherman, to families with children, all levels of experience are welcome. Due to his great success in providing an exciting experience and action-packed fishing, Shimano Rods and Reels have sponsored him as well as Mercury Outboards, Mustad Hooks, and Hogs Breath Saloon. Join Captain Steve aboard Spear One for one of the most unique fishing experiences and for memories that will last a lifetime. "I have known Captain Smith all of my life, and helped him catch live lemon and bull sharks for public aquaria"

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Captain Tom Rowland

Grew up in Chattanooga, TN where he developed a love for fishing while spending time with his father. The hours they spent together established a firm foundation for the passion that Tom now has for all types of fishing. While working in Yellowstone National Park, Tom was able to backpack every area of the vast Park and fish the wild backcountry streams. This adventure lead him to a career in guiding originating in Jackson Hole, WY. Second generation outfitter, Joe Bressler helped Tom learn the guiding business giving Tom a huge head start in achieving the level of success that accompanies him today. After 7 seasons as a drift boat guide on the greatest Western Rivers, Tom was ready to begin his saltwater career. Beginning in Key West, Tom spent a year learning the water before he ever took a paying customer.

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Captain Rich Tudor Captain Rich Tudor

As a young man Capt. Tudor worked as a mate on the top Islamorada charter boats.  This is when he first realized he could make a living doing what he loved.  Rich quickly earned his captain’s license and started chartering offshore boats as well as guiding inshore.  Soon Tudor’s reputation grew as a professional with incredible fish instincts. Tudor saw tournaments as a great way to promote his career.  The 2001 Redbone Celebrity Tarpon Tournament was the first tournament that he fished.  He won 1st place team and was on his way.  In the next three years he has dominated the top tournaments in the Florida Keys, with over 50 tournament wins!  Including a top ten finish in his first IFA Mercury Ranger Redfish Tournament.  He has now teamed up with his top tournament rival, Capt. Tom Rowland. Together they have become one of top teams in the world of competitive inshore saltwater fishing. On January 2003, in there first IFA Mercury Ranger Redfish tournament together, they finished 2nd out of 125 professional teams.
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South Florida's top Tournament Fishing Team

Captain Anthony Alfonso and his Team O-SEA-D


O-SEA-D Fishing is one of South Florida's top Tournament Fishing Team. Team O-SEA-D is a Black 39' SeaVee. Powered by Quad 300hp Mercury Verados. Captain's Marine former graduate. He and his team are the foremost sport fishing experts on Fishing Cay Sal Bank Bahamas.

2012 Tournament Season
1st. Place Overall- Seavee Owners Tournament
Top Dolphin- Seavee Owners Tournament
4th Place Overall- Grove Slam Dolphin Tournament
Top Dolphin- Grove Slam Dolphin Tournament
Top Kingfish- Mad Dog Classic Miami
1st Place Overall- Miami Dolphins Fishing Tournament
Top Kingfish- Miami Dolphins Fishing Tournament
Top Tuna- Miami Dolphins Fishing Tournament

2011 Tournament Season
1st. Place Overall- Seavee Owners Tournament
2nd. Place Overall- Miami Dolphins Fishing Tournament
Top Kingfish- Miami Dolphins Fishing Tournament
2010 Tournament Season
1st. Place Overall- Latin Builders Association
Top KingFish- Latin Builders Association
Top Tuna- Latin Builders Association
Top Angler- Latin Builders Association
1st. Place Overall- Seavee Bash Tournament
Top Kingfish- Seavee Bash Tournament
Top Dolphin- Seavee Bash Tournament
Top Funfish- Seavee Bash Tournament
Top Boat- Seavee Bash Tournament
2nd. Place Overall - Intercity Dolphin Tournament
Top Female Angler - Intercity Dolphin Tournament
Top Kingfish- Mad Dog Classic Islamorada
2009 Tournament Season
1st. Place Overall- Seavee Owners Tournament
Top Wahoo- Seavee Owners Tournament
5th Place Overall- Grove Slam Dolphin Tournament
1st. Place Overall- Belen Dolphin Tournament
Top Dolphin- Belen Dolphin Tournament
3rd. Place Overall- Latin Builders Association
Top Tuna- Latin Builders Association
1st. Place Overall- Seavee Bash Tournament
Top Tuna- Seavee Bash Tournament

Captain Russell G. Murphy - Professor of Law

"In 1973 I passed the Massachusetts Bar Examination and was admitted as a lawyer in that State.  Some years later I was admitted to the US District Court Bar and, after that, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.  Those were all watershed moments in my life, but none gave me more pride or satisfaction than successfully passing yesterdays Coast Guard exam. I'm sure you've had other ole' guys like me do the same.  Still, the majority of my contemporaries are stuck on a couch with the TV clicker wondering where to go for dinner.  For me, getting my license intensifies the enjoyment I get from being on the water. Your course was comprehensive, accessible, well-organized, smoothly administered and, for me at least, both hugely informative and good fun.  The lectures were clear and understandable.  Anyone making the effort would be prepared for the exam.  My questions were always answered promptly.  I actually preferred the on-line approach because of the ability to stop, review, go back, and take each module many times.

So, many thanks.  I am enjoying the freedom of not having to study each day.  But in some small ways I will miss the Captains Course."

Captain's License courses online uscg oupv 6pack six pack 6pk 6 pack towing Captain Rob Delph

As Captain Rob got older, he would fish with his father, also a charter captain, with intent to learn all there was to know about fishing and the waters. Captain Rob’s primary goal was to fulfill his dream of becoming a Charter Boat Captain when the time was right. As soon as Captain Rob was able to take his Coast Guard exam for the captain's license. He took it, and aced it with Captain's Marine. His brothers Captain. Billy and Captain Mike also are Captain's Marine graduates.

2nd Place in the light tackle Texaco Keys Classic
1st Place in the light tackle Texaco Keys Classic
Tied for 1st Place in the Met and shared Grand Achievement Trophy (with his father)
1st Place in the S.K.A. Hogs breath Kingfish Tournament
Captain's License courses online Captain Robert “RT” Trosset

A light tackle guide based in Key West, Florida. In a career that has spanned more than 35 years, Trosset has fished in six of the world’s seven oceans, both inshore and off. In 1994, he became the first captain to lead clients to 100 International Game Fish Association world records, a feat that was finally recognized by the IGFA with a lifetime achievement award in 2006. He currently has 183 IGFA World records. Trosset runs the 34 Yellowfin, Spindrift rigged with twin 300-hp Suzuki 4-stroke outboards out of Hurricane Hole Marina in Key West. When chasing the big three on the flats, he pushes a Hells Bay Marquesa rigged with a 90hp Suzuki. In addition, he serves as a consultant for a number of marine and fishing tackle manufacturers, including Suzuki, Fin Nor, and Costa Del Mar. He may be reached at 305-797-5693 or rtspindrift@aol.com. Captain Robert and his son's are Captain's Marine Graduates.
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1. Saltwater tour 2002 / OLN network.
2. Addictive Fishing 2002 / Episode 3 “Victory at sea”.
3. Ranger boats commercial “Addictive Fishing”.
4. Cape Fear/Fin Nor commercial “Addictive Fishing”.
5. Ranger boats catalogue 2002.
6. Mercury Marine catalogue 2002.
(Captain's Marine graduates) live and fishes in Key Largo Florida. In 1973 George's father took George Jr. on his first fishing trip in the Florida Keys. It was then George Clark Jr. began his fishing journey. Now many years later, that first fishing experience is remembered as a fuzzy and blurred memory. It may be the reason Captain George Clark Jr. enjoys fishing those same waters and sharing new adventures with young and old alike. Captain Clark presently owns and operates Rodeo Fishing Charters. He is a full time guide who fishes the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Everglades National Park. From Sword fish to Tarpon, George has pursued them all. There probably isn't anything with fins he hasn't caught. When Captain George isn't entertaining clients on the water, he is fishing professional tournaments or involved in community functions. For the last two years George has been voted by his peers, “Best pro fishing captain” in the upper keys for the peoples choice awards. Captain Clark broadcasts daily fishing reports, live from the water for sun 103.1fm.

Captain George Is Sponsored By
Ranger Boats / Pro Staff, Mercury marine / Pro Staff, Rowell’s Marina, Sun 103.1fm Clear Channel Radio, Capt. Hank Brown Hook Up Lures / Pro Staff, Ocean, Waves Sunglasses / Pro Staff, Boaters World, Power Pole / Pro Staff, Minn Kota trolling motors, Pure Fishing / Pro Staff
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Captain Jenna Moeller

I got my first Yacht job largely in part to the fact that I was a USCG 100 ton Master Captain. Big thanks to Capt. Flynn Smith who helped me every step of the way to getting my USCG Captain's license. I still contact him with questions and he is more than kind about helping!

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Captain Ken Harris

Owner and Founder of KWEA, Captain Ken has over 30 years of guiding in Key West. Captain Ken has proven over the years that he can find the largest of the target shark species in the Key West waters and is a pioneer of locating large sharks in the shallows and banks of the lower Keys. Captain Ken's brother Captain David and his son Captain Clay are Captain's Marine graduates.
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Dr. Nicholas G. Aumen

"I took the OUPV captain's course with Captain Flynn Smith and found it to be the best marine certification course I have ever taken. Captain Smith's many years of experience in the industry, the well-organized and presented course content, and the unique, hands-on experience I gained in his USCG-certified M/V Miss Virginia, made it a truly unique and rewarding experience. I know of no other such Captain's course in which you can get this type of experience on the water as part of the course. I highly recommend Captain's Marine as your source for this training."
Captain's License courses online uscg oupv 6pack six pack 6pk 6 pack towing Captain Jen Shedler

"I enjoyed your captains course immensely. I actually used the williamson turn in a man over board drill just recently. I have recommended you to many people who are serious about getting their USCG captain's license ( you might remember just this last class Rob Kirk). the license process with the coast guard is made easy through your wonderful paperwork checklist."
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