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Coast Guard Certification
 

 

 

This decal can be found on every vessel safe for carring passegers for hire.

 

Look for USCG Passenger Vessels when hiring a charter boat:

  • Coast Guard Certified vessels are those boats permitted to take on more than 6 passengers for hire. This means any boat with more than 6 Paying passnegers. Boats limited to 6 passengers are not charter boats but pleasure craft and not considered passenger vessels.
  • USCG Passenger vessels (boats) are regularly inspected by the Coast Guard to ensure all Safety Equipment and TRAINING of the Captain and crew are ensured. Also, the design of the boat itself is maximized for safety and must pass inspections of the physical vessel. Rigorous tests are done for stability.
  • Coast Guard Certified passenger vessels are insured more heavily/thoroughly. The dock you board a charter boat  is also important to be a commercial dock and carry adequate insurance coverage.
  • Captain Licenses are not equal, they are issued like a pilot license. Captains are limited to the size and type of vessel they are licensed to. The entry version being limited to 6 passngers and not trained for USCG Certified Passenger vessels. Licensing required for Passenger Vessels carry a Masters Captain License, be sure to ask!

More information about Coast Guard Certification

Beware of Unlicensed Uninspected Charter Boats

 

 

 
 

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Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center
4737 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach FL 33706 USA
Located in the Dolphin Village Shopping Center behind CVS Pharmacy

(727) 360-7411 • info@dolphinlandings.com

 

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Look for the Coast Guard Certification on all our vessels. Learn more about what it means to be Coast Guard Certified.

 

 

Soothe Our Souls

Soothe Our Souls (SOS) is a volunteer organization created to provide a healing environment for those in our community that are facing a serious health challenge by providing free of charge sailing trips on the first Sunday of every month.