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Boating Courses

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has a variety of boating courses helpful to the new or seasoned pilot as does the U.S. Power Squadron. Members of both of these organizations have boats at our marina.

You will also find plenty of useful information regarding boating courses, boating tips and boating safety at BoatSafe.com, Boat Ed.com, Boat U.S. Foundation.org, BoaterExam.com. Colgate Schools offers power cruise courses that cover safety, self-confidence in docking and anchoring, basic navigation, engine maintenance and more.

Boating Groups

Northern Virginia Boaters Group
has a Yahoo site you should check out. It's growing all the time.

Potomac River yacht clubs—There are tons of yacht clubs that allow you to join a group of people, have parties, go on group cruises, and give you something to do in the winter. Many of our customers are members of the Occoquan Yacht Club and Old Dominion Boat Club. For a list of Potomac River yacht clubs click here.

Boat Canvas and Stereo

Located on Neabsco Creek, the Potomac Canvas Company
specializes in manufacturing custom marine products. 703/670-2265

Boating Knots

Want to know the proper way to tie a bowline, clove-hitch or figure-eight knot? Learn that and more at A Scout's Guide to Boating Knots.

Buying a Boat

has an interactive page to help you choose the right boat for you, along with a wealth of other information pertaining to watersports.

Looking at buying your first boat? Visit Joe's Tips for Boat Buyers.


Need to know the phone number for Capt. Billy's? Here's a list of all the crabhouses on the bay. Thanks to Dave S., here's the jump to the Potomac River crabhouses.


Alexandria Virginia Calender of Events
Alexandria is a great destination by water.

To make reservations at Alexandria City Dock call the dockmaster at 703/838-4265. You can also raise him on VHF Channel 16.

Occoquan Regional Park—This spacious park is scenically located on the Occoquan River diagonally across from the Town of Occoquan. The park offers over 400 acres of recreational space, trails, boat launch, kayak rentals and a touch of the past with its historic brick kilns and the memory of imprisoned women suffragists. www.nvrpa.org

Occoquan River Communities—a not-for-profit, grass roots organization, whose mission is to create a preferred destination along the Occoquan River and to foster responsible development, promotion, and stewardship of the Occoquan
Watershed. www.occoquanrivercommunities.org


The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
has a site where you can get information on fishing license reciprocity. This can save you money on buying the least number of permits possible.

You can zoom in on any body of water, see the fish catches logged, fish species in that area as well as the fishing forecast for each at Places to Fish & Boat. The website also shows boat ramps, bait shops and marinas.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources' website has fishing reports and loads more information.

Water Preservation and Conservation

The Bay you love is in trouble. Find out how to help at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's website.

Occoquan River Maritime Association—At the forefront of developing the Occoquan River while preserving it's history.