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.


The videos of the June and July 2022 speakers are available on the CAPCA YouTube Channel.

July meeting: Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) -\

                          June meeting- Circumnavigating Delmarva -






Guest SpeakerSpeakers Bureau

Need a speaker for your yacht club or professional organization? Ask one of our Coast Guard-licensed captains. CAPCA's Speakers Bureau provides them as a public service to the maritime community. There is no speaking fee or charge. Click here to see a list of our speakers and their respective topics.


Serving licensed captains and the maritime public