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.


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