The Captain's Log

Do I Need a Captain’s License?

Do I Need a Captain’s License?

Summary: Who needs a Captain’s license? Anyone carrying passengers-for-hire on federal waters. If you are receiving direct or indirect compensation from your passengers you are required to hold a Captain’s license. Voluntary compensation, such as splitting fuel costs...

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We’ve Changed Our Name

We’ve Changed Our Name

We’ve changed our name to Pathfinder Maritime Training! Since launching Explorer’s Guide Online in 2018, our goal has always been to provide the best maritime training possible, and we’ve always focused on online courses. As we continue to grow, we’re excited to begin...

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Which Captain’s License is Right for You?

Which Captain’s License is Right for You?

One of the most common questions we are asked is “What is the difference between an OUPV and Master license, and which one should I earn?” Our first answer is always “It depends.” It depends on what you will use the license for, and it depends on your sea service. The...

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PMT Donates to Mercy Ships!

PMT Donates to Mercy Ships!

When we founded Pathfinder Maritime Training (PMT) we made the intentional decision to register as a Public Benefit corporation. As a Public Benefit corporation, PMT is committed to supporting maritime focused non-profits, and we donate a portion of our revenues and...

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