Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association


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We are a professional organization for Coast Guard-licensed captains across the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic coast. We promote professional development and business opportunities for licensed captains.

Our captains operate charter boats, tour boats, survey and tow vessels, and ocean-going ships. Some provide instructions for new boat owners. Others deliver boats between ports. We have more than 300 licensed captains available to assist boat owners and dealers.

bullhornCAPCA Zoom Meeting, Monday, March 27, 2023. 6:45-8:45

Speakers: Captains Jen Kaye and Ken Kaye: Dream to Reality - The Making of the Woodwind Schooners. The Zoom link will be posted here on March 19.



Do you have a current U.S. Coast Guard captain's license or USCG Document of Continuity? If so, we invite you to join us. You don’t have to be working as a captain or crew member to join CAPCA. A valid license or a Document of Continuity and being interested in maritime issues is all we require

Benefits of membership include access to the job board and crew opportunities, continuing education classes at a discount, monthly meetings featuring guest speakers, discounts at marine suppliers and vendors, networking, mentoring, and more. See "Benefits" under the ABOUT US menu tab for details.

Dues are $85 for the first year and $60 for renewals.

Fill out and submit the CAPCA Membership 1-year subscription form.

Serving licensed captains and the maritime public