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Captain Britt's Nautical School

Guidance. Knowledge. Support.

Learn from an experienced captain awarded for heroism 

Welcome to Captain Britt’s Nautical School

Get the Skill You Need


At Britt’s Nautical School, you can learn everything there is to know about boating. Her expertise allows her to teach people of all skill levels. So whether you want to hone your existing skills or learn a new hobby, she can provide you with the proper guidance and support.


With many years of boating experience as a member of the USCG Reserve and Captain of NY Waterway, Brittany is fully equipped to help you achieve your nautical goals. As a qualified instructor, she can design personalized lessons that are easy to comprehend and will teach you the skills needed to feel confident out on the water.

Cleaning Supplies
Sailing Rope
Boat Helm
Cleaning Boat
Motor Boat in Sea
Image by Ben Koorengevel
Image by Steve Donoghue

Meet Captain Britt

Hello! My name is Captain Brittany. It is very nice to meet you.


I have been passionate about boating ever since I was young, and now that I have been a captain for many years, I am excited to share my skills with you.


You may have previously heard of me as I was the Captain of the New York Waterway ferry who was in charge of rescuing the passengers of the US Airways Flight 1549 back in 2009. After the Airbus A320 hit a flock of birds on its way from NYC to North Carolina, I stayed calm and maneuvered the boat to save 155 passengers. Because of my actions, I was awarded the military branch’s Meritorious Public Service Award.


My many years of experience and ability to think on my feet make me an excellent boating captain. If you choose to take lessons with me, I guarantee to make the experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. My extensive training and boating knowledge make it easy for me to give you relaxed yet thorough lessons.

Book Online

Make signing up for nautical lessons easy by booking online. You can choose from the many services I offer, including:

  • An 8-hour approved one-day NY or NJ boating safety course

  • An 8-hour approved two-day NY or NJ boating safety course

  • Hands-on training

  • Charters

  • Captains for hire

  • Boat cleaning/detailing

  • Vessel transport & delivery services

  • Simply select the service and desired date, then complete your booking. It’s that easy!


I can design customized lessons for groups of all sizes. Just let me know if you want lessons alone, as a couple, or with a group.

Lessons Provided

Couples Instruction

Make a date out of boating and enjoy the peacefulness of the ocean with a couples lesson. I can teach you and your partner everything you need to know about boating so that one day you can go out on your own.

Hands-On Instruction

Get my undivided attention with a one-on-one lesson. We can get through the material at your pace so you can thoroughly enjoy the lesson without anyone rushing or falling behind.

Group Instruction

My group lessons are perfect for families or groups of friends looking to share a unique experience. Contact me for group pricing if you are interested in bringing multiple people.

Get in Touch

Have any questions? Contact me at

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