Local Skipper

Curso de navegação20090815DSC_8052

“Curso de Patrão Local”

  • Allows for the navigation of any yacht with shore view, and unlimited yacht length or motor power.
  • Daytime and night-time Navigation up to 5 miles far from coast and 10 miles from an harbour.
  • You may apply directly to this course without having to obtain your day skipper license first).
  • This license can be obtained directly, jumping over the first Day Skipper license, as it includes: Day Skipper + Local Skipper licenses.
  • This license allows any enthusiast to hire a yacht on the shores of the Mediterranean – Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, and Corsica – or exotic destinations such as the Caribbean, Thailand, etc.
  • With this course you will also be a Certified Radio Operator Class A
  • Minimum age: 18

General Conditions

Payment may be done until the last lesson of the course, by cheque, cash or bank transfer. During the course there is also the possibility to pay by instalments.
Bank Account | 004600171527160017032 | Banco Popular – Account Garruncho, Escola Nautica
(Includes VAT, personal accident insurance, manual, all educational material required for the course, examination administrative costs and a temporary Skipper license).

Documents required

  • Medical certificate stating “Fit for Nautical activities”.
  • Colored Photo on photographic paper.
  • Photocopy of ID card or passport.
  • Declaration proving the student’s ability to swim.
  • Qualifications certificate (only for Coastal Skipper and Ocean Yachmaster).

Note: If needed, a medical appointment can be scheduled by the school.


The lectures will take place on the Centro Náutico facilities and the practical classes on the Tagus River, experiencing the yachting reality and aboard a certified yacht for this purpose. 

Centro Náutico – Nautical School
Esplanada D. Carlos I
1990-195 LISBON


To make your pre-application, please fill and submit the form below.
Your entry will be immediately held.

Coordinator and Instructor | Comdt. Martins da Cruz

  • Contact Us
    Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.