Gulf Coast Maritime Academy (USCG Approved Training Center for United States Mariners)

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Gulf Coast Maritime Academy is the premier maritime training provider, located in Port Tampa. We offer a large range of courses for every aspect of the maritime industry. Our goal is to provide each student with a quality training experience at an affordable cost. Our courses are designed for full interaction with our students and to engage each one with a fulfilling and rewarding product.

Our courses include entry level Captain's Licenses such as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV), Upgrade to both Master 100 GRT and Master 200 GRT. We also offer commercial and yachting crew training such as (STCW) Basic Safety Training, Advanced Fire Fighting, Vessel Security Officer, Able Seaman, Leadership courses, Crowd Control, and much much more!

Contact us today or go to our courses page to view our current range of courses. New courses are submitted each week to the National Maritime Center for approval so sign up for our monthly news letter for the latest course offerings, maritime news, maritime employment, and anything else maritime related!

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Gulf Coast Maritime Academy (USCG Approved Training Center for United States Mariners) have their training center located in Tampa, Florida, United States of America.

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Customer Reviews

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  • ryan hunter

    ryan hunter

    Average rating: a month ago

    Absolutely great teacher really cares about his students goes above and behond to make sure his students understand everything really takes time and this guy dedicates his life to his school and being above the rest look forward to taking more classes at gulf coast learned so much and very greatful to have such a fantastic instructor!

  • Giris Camacho

    Giris Camacho

    Average rating: a year ago

    I researched for a while before selecting where to take the OUPV course. I am glad I selected Gulf Coast Maritime Academy and Captain Chris Hayes. He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience in real maritime world situations. His approach to the course material, course work and his students was spot on. If you really want to learn, not just pass the exam, I definitely recommend Capt C and the Gulf Coast Maritime Academy. Thank you Captain Chris!! Hope to be back later for the Master 200 Gross ton upgrade!!

  • joe diebold

    joe diebold

    Average rating: a year ago

    Cpt Hayes is an exceptional instructor. Making sure all the students were well versed on the subject matter. His real world experience helped us to understand the class material. I highly recommend Gulf Coast Maritime Academy.

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