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NYS Certified - Safe Boating Course

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The Whaling Museum is hosting Safe Boating Courses for all students age 10 and older. Learn the essentials of safe boat operation, regulations, and responsibilities of boat ownership to receive your boating certificate. This course meets the New York State education requirement for the Personal Water Craft Operation Permit, Youth and Adult Boating Certificate. Certificate Info: Students will receive a temporary safe boating card, good for 90 days. To receive a permanent safe boating card, students must register their score with NYS (Details will be provided on how to do this during the course). 

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About The Whaling Museum and Education Center

301 Main St.

Cold Spring Harbor, NY


  • Standard hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11-4pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): No
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • Our mission is to explore the ever-changing relationship between humans and whales through inquiry-based education and interpretation of artifacts that emphasize the cultural, scientific and environmental significance of Long Island and the Sea. We help members and visitors make informed decisions about our marine environment.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Play area: Indoor
  • Party room: Yes

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