OUPV Blended Courses 

PMT’s blended courses combine the best of online and in-person learning. Complete the online lessons and then attend the one day, hands-on training session—it’s the best of both worlds!

What to Expect

When you enroll in a blended course, the instructor leading the in-person training session will be your guide throughout the voyage. Your instructor will be there to assist as you progress through the online lessons and will also be the one leading the in-person training. While schedules may vary based on each class, in-person training sessions typically take place on weekends and are approximately four hours.

    Unbeatable Support

    From enrollment questions to licensing application, we’re here to assist throughout your entire licensing voyage

    Blended Course Dates

    Our courses have been reviewed by the National Maritime Center and are approved as licensing training

    September 8th & 9th, Marquette, MI

    Complete the online lessons at your own pace and then attend at least one hands-on training session—it’s the best of both worlds!

    Date: Session 1: Friday, September 8th from 9am – 1pm

               Session 2: Saturday, September 9th from 9am – 1pm

    *Sessions include in-person training, NMC application review, and final exams.*

    Instructor: Captain Bobby Carsey

    Location: Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)

    Price: $800

    Martha’s Vineyard

    Complete the online lessons at your own pace and then attend a personalized training session—it’s the best of both worlds!

    Date: Work with Captain Colleen to schedule your personal in-person training session!

    Instructor: Captain Colleen Wilson

    Location: Martha’s Vineyard

    Price: $800

    South Padre, TX

    Complete the online lessons at your own pace and then attend a one day, hands-on training session—it’s the best of both worlds!

    Date: Coming Fall 2023

    Instructor: Captain Bobby Carsey

    Location: South Padre, TX

    Price: $800

    Our Instructors

    Pathfinder Maritime Training has turned boaters into captains throughout the world.

    Similarly, our instructors have international & domestic sailing experience. Regardless of your homeport or destination, we’re ready to assist you

    Colleen Wilson

    Captain Colleen is a former Coastie, avid angler, and leads PMT training out of New England. Colleen brings over a decade of on-the-water and training experience to the team.  Learn more.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If I can’t attend my scheduled in-person training, can I join a later training?

    Assuming there is an open seat, you sure can! While PMT will do everything we can to accommodate your schedule change requests, we do ask for patience in the event there are no available seats in the next training. Either way, we’ll work with you to find a solution!

    Do you offer private, blended or in-person courses?

    We sure do! We love working with groups, such as yacht clubs, military units, or sailing teams, and are happy to coordinate private courses.

    Why do blended courses seem to vary?

    Based on location and time, PMT’s cost, such as training room costs, may vary. While PMT does everything possible to keep consistent pricing, sometimes our prices may vary.

    Are there any prerequisites?

    Prerequisites depend upon the course. Check out the “Learn More” section of each course to learn about required prerequisites. Generally, each course has a minimum sea time requirement.

    What happens if I have to retake my exam?

    We’ll work with the instructor to coordinate a retake time and location. If an in-person retake doesn’t work out, you can also use our online testing option. 

    Do you offer your military, veteran, and first-responder discounts apply to blended courses?

    Of course! The tuition assistance programs, such as COOL, also apply to our blended courses.