Boat Licenses

International Certificate of Competency (ICC) Coastal and Bare Boat Skipper (BBS) (Exam) $265

Planning on renting a boat in the Mediterranean? You will need an ICC. Most of Europe and other countries such as Australia and New Zealand demand an ICC as well.

The ICC is a certificate which may be issued to anyone who has successfully completed certain national boating certifications such as the Bare Boat Skipper certificate or has successfully passed an examination to prove the necessary competence for pleasure craft operation. It is different from the Canadian Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) and requires more extensive knowledge and training. Call our office for more details on how to obtain your ICC & BBS before you leave to do a bareboat rental outside of North America.


  • Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising or equivalent experience
  • Sail Canada Coastal Navigation

Pleasure Craft Operators Card   $49

Government legislation requires by law, all operators of any power-driven vessel – even a Personal Water Craft (PWC) – to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. (PCOC)

Complete an accredited course and carry the card.
The basic requirement is to successfully obtain a Canadian Coast Guard accredited Pleasure Craft Operator Card issued by the Sail Canada. The card must be carried at all times while operating a power driven vessel (much like a driver’s license).

New Competency Regulations:

  • All Youth born after April 1, 1983 are NOW required to carry the card.
  • Since Sept. 15, 2002, anyone operating a powered recreational vessel less than 4 meters (13 feet) in length (including personal water craft) must obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
  • As of Sept. 15, 2009, all power driven vessel operators must obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

Toronto Harbour License (4 Hours) $129

To operate any power driven vessel in Toronto Harbour, you are required to have a Harbour License. This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge you need to be successful and includes a written and practical test. Previous power boating experience is required.

VHF – DSC License (8 Hours) $139

“Victor, Zulu, X-Ray…” Learn to communicate on the VHF marine radio with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and receive your Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) – (ROC-M).

Licensing Package Deal $249

This package includes the Pleasure Craft Operator Card, Toronto Harbour License and VHF – DSC License.

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