Coast Guard Auxiliary PatrolBoating is a fun, recreational activity. Out on the water, you are free to float with the waves and tides or go against the flow. Power boats, canoes and kayaks, sailboats and large ships all ply the waterways. There are many places to go – lakes, rivers, bays and oceans – all providing their own serenity and challenges.


It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that anyone who owns or pilots a boat should take a boating course. These classes are given by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and other organizations. Please visit the Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Education page for more information or to find a class near you.

Auxiliarist George Tranos receives award from Flotilla Commander John Dibbons
George is a certified instructor for the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and helps teach boating safety, communications navigation courses. He is a member of the Islip Flotilla 1-3 and is their staff officer for communications services.