The goal of the Carolina Boating Academy / Safer Boater is to provide hands-on training on your boat.
Meet Our Instructors
Master Captain Tyler Ryan
Master Captain Tyler Ryan is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Master Boat Charter Captain. Captain Ty has 30 + years of boating experience, including operating a boat charter business professionally for several years.
Captain Ty is an Adjunct Instructor for The University of South Carolina Boating and Sailing program, as well as an instructor for jet skiing, and paddle sports.
Captain Ty is also a Master SCUBA Diver, and is a Rescue & Recovery Diver for the Newberry County Water Rescue Dive Team, serving as a recovery diver and Topside Commander.
Email Captain Ty: Captain@CarolinaBoatingAcademy.com
Master Captain Rick "Hook" Crout
Master Captain Rick "Hook" Crout is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Boat Charter Captain. Captain Hook has 30 + years of boating experience, including operating a boat charter business professionally for several years.
In addition to experience in smaller boats, Captain Hook is versed in operation of larger tour boats, water taxis, and various other vessels along the coast, and open sea.
Captain Hook also a Commercial Airline Pilot, having owned and operated an airplane brokerage, and currently is a concierge pilot for private jet clients.
Email Captain Hook: Captain@CarolinaBoatingAcademy.com
Learn to Drive Your Boat
Here is out it works:
The Carolina Boating Academy will train you on YOUR vessel or one in our fleet.
We will provide hands-on training and develop your skills:
Full Formal Classroom Program
Basic Operation in Open Water
Loading and Unloading from Trailer
Backing and Driving with Trailer
Bad Weather Operation