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Maritime Training, Captain Licensing, and STCW Certification in Tampa Florida

Gulf Coast Maritime Academy is the premier maritime training and certification facility, located in Tampa, Florida. We offer Captain’s License Training ranging from 6 Pack (OUPV) License, 100 Ton Master, & 200 Ton Master, & 500 Ton/1600 Ton Exam Prep, as well as STCW Certification, Refresher, & Revalidation, and Private Boater Training. We offer STCW Courses like Basic Safety Training, Advanced Fire Fighting, Leadership and Managerial Skills, Leadership and Teamworking, Search and Rescue, Basic and Advanced Stability, and many other courses. No exams with the coast guard and we have a 100% pass rate with all of our students!

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USCG Approved Training Provider

Gulf Coast Maritime Academy is the premier maritime training provider, located in Port Tampa Florida. We offer a large range of courses for every aspect of the maritime industry. Our goal is to provide each student with a quality training experience at an affordable cost. Our courses are designed for full interaction with our students and to engage each one with a fulfilling and rewarding product. 

Our courses include Captain's Licenses such as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV), Upgrade to both Master 100 GRT and Master 200 GRT. We also offer commercial and yachting crew training such as (STCW) Basic Safety Training, Advanced Fire Fighting, Vessel Security Officer, Able Seaman, Leadership courses, Crowd Control, and much much more!

Contact Information


1601 Sahlman Drive
Tampa, Florida 33605


(888) 421-GCMA


Upcoming Courses:

July 30 - August 4: 100 Ton Upgrade Master's License - Evening Course

August 1 - August 4: 200 Ton Upgrade Master's License

August 6 - August 12: OUPV/6 Pack Captain's License

August 13 - August 15: 100 Ton Upgrade Master's License

August 17: Radar Observer Recertification

August 18 - August 22: Able Seaman (Any Rating)

August 27 - August 30: 200 Ton Upgrade Master's License


Boater Training

Do you own a boat but want to know more about being a Boat Captain? Our Boating Training Course or Boater Training, gives you the tools you need to have fun and stay safe in Tampa Bay and Surrounding waters! As we are the Premiere Sailing & Boating School in Tampa Florida, we take pride in showing you the ropes of being on the water. Our courses are affordable and fun for the entire family!

USCG Boat Captain

Affordable USCG Approved courses for every person looking to get their Captain's License! We offer OUPV (6-Pack) Captains Licenses, 100 Ton Captains License, 200 Ton Captains License, and domestic endorsements like Assistance Towing, Radar, and much more! We have what you need for Captains License Courses in Florida!



Having endorsements added to your credential has never been so easy! We offer combined courses that will cut the time in half and still get you what you need to sail! We offer Able Seaman, Lifeboatman, Basic Training, Vessel Security, Radar Observer, ARPA, ECDIS, and More!



STCW 2010 Courses

GCMA is the Florida Maritime School for all of your mariner training needs! Our STCW Compliant courses are designed to bring more interactive feel to each STCW course that we offer. Our courses include Basic Safety Training (Original, Refresher, & Revalidation), Advanced Fire Fighting (Original, Refresher, & Revalidation),  PSC/Lifeboatman, Fast Rescue Craft, Ship/Vessel Security, and more! 

USCG Application and Forms