Maritime Classes


Youth Classes

Summer Programs
Kids can experience maritime life in many ways, from rowboats and sailboats to boatbuilding and much more. We have a series of popular week-long sailing day camps for kids ages 5-16.

School & Group Programs The Northwest Maritime Center offers a variety of on-the-water, classroom, and boatshop programs for school groups. Schools can pick from several options and design a program that works for them.

Adult Classes

Navigation & Maritime Skills Classes
Our Navigation & Maritime Skills Classes, offered in person and online, are designed to make you a better, safer, and more confident mariner.

Sailing Classes
Learn to sail and get keelboat certified! Experience sailing for the first time or take your skills to the next level.

Boatshop Workshops
Delve into the maritime world through craftsmanship, creativity, and education. From one-day skill-building classes to week-long boat builds, our Boatshop offers a wide variety of workshops for all abilities!

Professional Mariners

Our state-of-the-art 120-degree, plasma-screen simulator is available for hourly rental to marine harbor pilot candidates wishing to prepare for any of the west coast pilot association practical exams.

Those booking the simulator need an approved operator/trainer with them; we are happy to provide contact details of recommended local trainers. For reservations and operator/trainer contact details, get in touch with our registrar at or 360-385-3628 x 1.