Licence to Boat 

0481 395 360

Need a Boat & Jetski Licence?

 Save $50 by doing a Combined Course!

*see prices for details

Doing your Maritime Safety Queensland & Boatsafe approved recreational marine licence courses couldn’t be more convenient than with Licence to Boat. Our simple step-by-step system will guide you through the requirements for your licence quickly and easily. Our online theory course allows you to learn the required information at home (or work!) at your own pace, then you come and spend a few hours with us at Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast to complete your course. We will patiently help you through the practical parts of both courses until you are confident and capable.

Step 1: Completed our specialist online theory course

Step 2: Attend a practical training and assessment session

It really couldn’t be easier.

  • Simple step-by-step online theory
  • Practical courses can be completed in just a couple of hours
  • Small groups (Max 5)
  • Safe, quiet, exciting Boat and Jetski
  • Friendly experienced instructors
  • One on One courses available by request (call 0481395360 for details)
  • Start a course today have your licence tomorrow!

You will need to complete two steps to obtain a statement of competency for a Queensland RMDL (recreational marine drivers licence) and PWC (personal water craft). First your theory component. Licence to Boat offers the first and best, Queensland Boatsafe approved online training package. You can do the course at home in one session and complete it in an evening, or break it up into smaller sessions over a few days. The training package automatically logs you back in to where you left off in your previous session. Its flexible and easy to use!

Next you book to do the practical part of your course. This can be completed in just a morning or afternoon. Our Online theory means you don’t spend your whole day sitting in a stuffy classroom, allowing us to put more time into practical on water training.

Practical courses are taken on the beautiful Maroochy River, just minutes from Maroochydore town center. We meet at the brand new Rivershore resort, which offers us an excellent training location.

Once you have completed your online theory course at home, at your own pace, it’s time to book your practical assessment. There are a Maximum of 5 people on any course (larger group bookings are available) offering you more personal and friendly experience, remember, we are here to help you become a safe boatie not judge you!

Your first step will be to take the Boatsafe online theory validation test, any questions which arise from that will be explained by your instructor. Then it is straight onto the boat or PWC!

Licence to Boat uses a purpose built 5.8m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). ‘LTB One” is a very safe, comfortable and quiet boat on which to learn and it’s fun to drive too! Its no wonder that The Police, Lifesavers and The Navy all use RIB’s, they are very safe and practical boats.

The practical training goes like this:

We will give you a briefing of the vessel, safety, launch/retrieval tips and voyage planning.

Then you take the wheel under the guidance of our instructor and learn to handle it like a pro! You will learn how to bring the vessel alongside a jetty, pick up a mooring,  conduct a person over board scenario and learn to manoeuvre the boat competently and confidently.

Then its onto the JetSki!

Our instructor will help you identify the different parts of a PWC, explain safety, manoeuvring and voyage planning, and then it is straight onto the water.

You take control and our instructor will guide you through the required elements until you are competent and confident.

Once competent we will issue you with two statements of competency, They must be presented to Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR) within 6 months,you then pay their fee to receive your licence.

It’s that easy!

What to Bring:

  • Photo I.D.
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Weather appropriate clothing.
  • Drinking Water

Please note: The statement of competency is not a licence, it must be taken to TMR within 6 months to gain your licence.

Testimonials

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Jessie Bolin
Jessie Bolin
2017-09-09T09:08:40+0000
Mike is a legend! Had a great arvo on the water in the boat - he is super knowledgeable, patient, and an all round top bloke. I could not recommend this company highly enough!!!! Cheers!read more
Matthew Matijevic
Matthew Matijevic
2017-08-23T05:17:44+0000
Thanks for the training Mike, had a great day out on the water and will recommend the course to all my other mates. Thanks Matt.read more
Ben Wieden
Ben Wieden
2017-07-31T09:03:08+0000
Thanks mike, was a awesome arvo! Highly recomended to anyone wanting to do their licence. A+
Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
2017-07-24T04:36:53+0000
Thanks mike for a great day on the water learning new skills
Troy Pattenden
Troy Pattenden
2017-06-23T09:34:59+0000
Excellent day learning the ropes! Mike provided excellent knowledge alongside plenty of time out on the water. It was a stress free and enjoyable experience. Highly recommend these guys! � ��read more
Jess Sheehy
Jess Sheehy
2017-06-05T11:09:51+0000
Been meaning to get my boat licence for years, if I new it was going to be this easy I would have done it sooner! Thanks Mike �read more
Stacey Burns
Stacey Burns
2017-03-14T00:42:20+0000
Catherine Hughes
Catherine Hughes
2017-03-11T09:11:13+0000
Mikes an awesome guy.. made it feel less stressful than had made myself.. his knowledge is awesome. You are in the right job for sure! Recommend any day!read more
Janet Newing
Janet Newing
2017-03-09T08:02:51+0000
Thanks Mike for our boat/jet ski training and licensing
Robert Craig
Robert Craig
2017-02-19T00:57:28+0000
Just finished my boat licence course with Mike. Great service and explains everything you need to know in detail! Thanks again for the great morning Mike! Cheers Robread more
Trevor Long
Trevor Long
2017-02-17T02:35:07+0000
Jodie Sempf
Jodie Sempf
2017-02-13T03:04:03+0000
Thanks Mike, had a great morning, and really enjoyed myself. Well worth booking in with these people and taking the time to do your licence. Helpful, friendly and patient. Now to work on the Wives Club for boat licences. I shall send word..read more
Joel Armbruster
Joel Armbruster
2017-02-12T11:23:17+0000
Linden Bailey
Linden Bailey
2017-01-13T06:26:48+0000
Cheers mate for today awesome job! Recommend these guys 100% worth it �
Stacy Thompson
Stacy Thompson
2017-01-12T00:50:50+0000
Awesome boat experience, top bloke , chilled surrounds. I'm sending the rest of the family to get qualified. Cheers guys
Brooke Matheson
Brooke Matheson
2017-01-04T08:26:43+0000
Wet conditions out on the water today but Mike still made the day very enjoyable! Highly recommend! Thanks again
Ash Baartz
Ash Baartz
2016-12-28T00:51:19+0000
Great guys to deal with. Had a great morning. Highly recommend!
Rachelle Hatton
Rachelle Hatton
2016-12-20T04:03:15+0000
Thanks Mike for making me feel comfortable and a great informative morning...Now if I could just understand that map (� chart, map whatever�)read more
Samantha Clayton
Samantha Clayton
2016-11-13T21:17:33+0000
Could not fault our morning out. Mike was knowledgable, kind and just made it a really enjoyable time. Will be recommending licence to boat to all friends and family.read more
Garon John
Garon John
2016-11-02T05:12:32+0000
Completed my boat and jetski license today with Mike, was a great session learnt alot and couldn't ask for a nicer bloke.read more
Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor
2016-10-31T10:39:41+0000
Had a great day out. Mike was friendly, helpful and very informative. He's a great teacher. He even got us coffee! The boat and jet ski was great to drive too. Highly recommend.read more
Melissa Mann
Melissa Mann
2016-10-31T08:54:39+0000
Great experience and very professional.. we had a group of 4 together and had a few laughs along the way. Good job Mike ! Highly recommend! �read more
Russ Smith
Russ Smith
2016-10-30T09:42:52+0000
Awesome afternoon on the water learning for my boat license. Would definitely recommend to everyone I know
Drue Burns
Drue Burns
2016-10-27T07:50:37+0000
Completed my boat licence today with mike i have a lot of respect for this bloke. I am hard of hearing and he didn't mind having to speak a bit louder so i could understand him on the water and he didn't get frustrated with repeating himself. I learnt a lot today and highly recommend licence to boat to anyone looking to get a marine licence. Cheersread more
Budd N BettyNugs
Budd N BettyNugs
2016-10-23T03:17:25+0000
Thanks again Mike. Highly recommend going for your licence with Licence to Boat. Extremely knowledgeable on all facets of boating & the water. Very cheery person to talk to & creates an awesome atmosphere. See you on the water Mike!! �read more
Kylie Glover
Kylie Glover
2016-09-15T02:06:08+0000
Hubby & Myself done our boating licence today with Mike, We highly recommend Licence to Boat thanks Mike we had a great morning �⚓️�read more
Matthew Dixon
Matthew Dixon
2016-09-03T00:19:19+0000
I had a great time driving around the maroochy river yesterday. The boat we did the licence in was beautiful and the skis were a blast. I learned heaps and the instructor was a top bloke. I would recommend to anyone.read more
Hayley Hansen
Hayley Hansen
2016-09-02T21:21:05+0000
My husband and I did our combination licence. Mike was extremely accommodating working with a tight rnr schedule and allowing us to bring our children. He was extremely patient, knowledgable and friendly. Thanks for making it great day for us ��read more
Sandra Hennessy
Sandra Hennessy
2016-08-11T09:18:14+0000
We booked in for combination licences and completed our training with Mike on Wednesday 10 August 2016. Mike is extremely knowledgeable, patient and very professional. Mike's tips and advice were extremely helpful. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to obtain their licence. Thanks Mike, you're awesome!read more
Hayley Jayne
Hayley Jayne
2016-06-10T04:24:24+0000
Myself and the team from Rivershore Resort were all booked in for their boat licence on 10/06/2016 and completed our training with Mike. Mike was friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable of the local waterways, would highly recommend to anyone seeking to obtain their licence. Thanks again!read more
Cindy Hetherington
Cindy Hetherington
2016-05-06T11:13:35+0000
Jill Davidson Spellman
Jill Davidson Spellman
2016-04-01T22:38:35+0000
Laura Stevens
Laura Stevens
2016-03-26T10:16:47+0000
Adrian Dominic Spellman
Adrian Dominic Spellman
2016-03-21T06:03:44+0000
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You must complete the theory element prior to the date of your practical training.