Engage With Other Boaters

America's Boating Club® is more than a classroom experience.

tube towing

taking kids boating

sailboats rafted

dad and daughter paddling

Welcome to the Neighborhood

When you join America’s Boating Club®, you’re joining a community that was built For Boaters, By Boaters®. Whether your passion is cruising, sailing or paddling, your local club has the resources to help you engage your passions – and perhaps instill some new ones! You’ll be creating a lifetime of memories on the water, on shore, and in the community.

On the Water

We can help you gain confidence to pursue your boating dreams through:

  • Hands-on, on-the-water training
  • Opportunities to engage with experienced boaters and gain local knowledge
  • Boating activities beyond the classroom – cruises, rendezvous and more


On Shore

Camaraderie doesn’t stop at the dock... and membership doesn’t end when the cruise ends. That’s what makes us different. We focus on:

  • Enjoying time together
  • Building a community
  • Participating in a variety of events
  • Making membership a year-round activity



In the Community

Opportunities abound at America’s Boating Club® to give back to the recreational boating community:

  • Teaching classes
  • Providing courtesy Vessel Safety Checks
  • Helping to keep the public aware of current Nautical Discrepancies that are a hazard to navigation
  • Organizing environmental cleanups
  • Creating family activities that will build lasting memories

More Than a Classroom

For over a century, America’s Boating Club® has been recognized for its unsurpassed education and community service. We believe an educated boater is a better, safer boater. While our commitment to teaching and learning remains as strong as ever, we are also committed to having fun doing it. Our members enjoy boating with each other and building memories on and off the water. We are your boating family in the classroom and beyond. We are America’s Boating Club®.

Membership Options

With different membership options, we have one that works for you and your family. Check out the benefits for full Local Club Members and On-line Members below, then click “come aboard” to reach us about joining.


The Value of Membership Local Club
 Boater to Boater Mentoring  
 Boat Operator Certification  
The Ensign Magazine
Save More: enjoy discounts and select benefits
Boat insurance discounts
Travel discounts
Merchant discounts
Give More - Get More: have fun, meet other boaters and make a difference in the community
Teaching and mentoring opportunities  
Community involvement - environmental, service, safety and more
On-the-water fun - cruises, raft-ups and more  
Social events