Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2025 at The Alliant Energy Center

If you’re thinking about becoming a fishing guide, duck hunting guide, tour boat operator, or working the boats in Alaska, stop by Booth 905 and talk to the professionals at Explorer’s Guide Maritime Academy. We’ll explain the minimum requirements for each license, the application process, and class options. Let us show you how to turn your goals and dreams into reality. We’re the mariner’s “answer people”.

Train for your OUPV license (6-Pack) or upgrade your current license to a Master 100 Ton or Mate 200 Ton. Explorer’s Guide offers weekend classroom sessions in Wisconsin and Minnesota; most of our classes can also be taken online. We were the first U.S. school approved for online captain’s classes.

We’re the first stop for all mariners with license or application questions. And, high school students – learn how you can have your captain’s license in hand by your 18th birthday.