Inland Skippers Training

Obtain your skippers certificate of competence for Inland waters for small power driven vessels. Category R skippers qualify to operate their vessels on inland waters, dams, rivers, estuaries and harbours. Certificates are issued by SAMSA after completion of the course. Practical training can be arranged on request. The course consists of theoretical and practical training evaluation.

Course Details

The theory part of the course takes about 5 hours to complete with a written exam to follow. The theory is either presented as an evening course or as a part of the one-day weekend course. Courses can be arranged for groups and at other venues on request.


  • Pre-launch procedures
  • Small craft handling,launching and landing
  • Anchor use
  • Radio procedures
  • Navigation
  • Safety and other equipment
  • Skipper duties, responsibilities
  • Safety afloat
  • Boat design & layout
  • Buying a new / secondhand boat


We will arrange a day and venue during the theory training to complete the practical training evaluation with our own boats.


  • Category A,B,C,D training
  • Surf-launch
  • Dive boat skipper
  • Scuba diving
  • Boat surveys and seaworthies
  • Safety equipment