Captain Charlie's Charters & Sportfishing 

Captain Charlie is a USCG licensed Captain and experienced boat operator. Captain Charlie has also been involved with training for over 25 years and has combined these two passions. Captain Charlie was a trainer for the California Department of Boating and Waterways (now CA State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways) from 2001 to 2014, training boating safety professionals. His areas of training experience include:




  • Federal Rules of the Road
  • California's Harbors and Navigation Code
  • Local codes and ordinances
  • Boat Handling and Operations
  • Piloting & Navigation, which included plotting course on charts

Captain Charlie now trains instructors and personal operators in the National Safe Boating Council's Close Quarters and Open Water Boat Handling Courses, designed for outboard or inboard-outboard boats, up to 26' in length. He is able to provide you with that same hands-on training in boat handling, on your boat or on his. He also can provide you additional training in California law and Federal Rules of the Road to help make you a smarter boater. Remember that California will soon have recreational boater education requirements and you might want to get a jump on the training.

Captain Charlie can also provide you with hands-on boat operator training on your own vessels over 26' in length. Call Captain Charlie @ 916 606-1113 for rates, more information or to schedule a class.