OUPV 6-pack captain

OUPV 6-pack captain
OUPV 6-pack captain and Master both both have the same chart navigation instruction. Most mariners say this is the best part of the course.

OUPV 6-pack captain

The OUPV 6-pack captain can: Firstly, carry 6 or fewer passengers. And secondly, can work on inland, or ocean waters. To clarify:

  • Inland, means lakes, bays, and rivers inside the boundary line. To explain: this line is a line between the end of the jetties.
  • Near Coastal means all Inland waters, and Ocean waters within 100-miles off-shore.

It is nicknamed, “6-pack captain” because of the 6-passenger limit. The OUPV is the most common license for: fishing guides, and tour boat operators. To carry more than 6-passengers you must have a Master license.

Also, the 6-pack is the easiest captain license to get. Basically, All you need is sea time, and then take the course.

Sea time

Sea service, or sea time, is a measurement of your lifetime experience on the water. And, it is measured in days, starting at age 16. More about counting sea time >>

OUPV Inland: 360-days on any boat as operator, or deckhand.

OUPV Near Coastal: 360-days onboard any boat as operator, or deckhand. However, 90 of these days must be on ocean waters.

USCG OUPV Checklist >>

OUPV 6-pack Captain Course

$1,000 / 8-days

ColPac offers an 8-day, USCG approved OUPV course for either: OUPV Inland, or OUPV Near Coastal. This course runs Monday thru Monday. And, the course is offered, at least once a month.

See schedule, or call 503-841-6066 for more info.

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Oct 4 OUPV Course

Coos Bay, OR, Newmark Center, room 207
$1000

Oct 18 OUPV Course

Coos Bay, OR, Newmark Center, room 207
$1000

Nov 8 OUPV Course

Coos Bay, OR, Newmark Center, room 207
$1000

Nov 29 OUPV Course

Coos Bay, OR, Newmark Center, room 207
$1000

Jan 3 OUPV

$1000

Jan 24 OUPV

$1000

Feb 14 OUPV

$1000

Mar 7 OUPV

$1000

More Info

To carry more than 6-passengers requires a license as Master. Checkout the Master 100 and 200-ton page for more info >>

Additionally, ColPac offers upgrade classes for OUPV captains. Upgrade classes include: Firstly, Upgrade OUPV Inland to Near Coastal. And secondly, Upgrade OUPV to Master. Checkout the Captain Upgrade page for more info >>

If you are not sure if you should get the OUPV or Master, then read this post. Which is best for you: OUPV or Master >>

How to get an OUPV license >>

Frequently Asked License Questions