How to become a captain

All captains are independent contractors, with the ability to approve or decline booking requests. As a captain, you can work as much or as little as you would like. 

If you have a U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license and want to captain boats on Boatsetter, click on “captains” in the footer of the website to get started.

Required information 

To create a captain’s profile, you will need to have the following:

  • A verified Boatsetter account
  • Your U.S. Coast Guard reference number

If your reference number cannot be verified, please email a photo of your credentials to for manual verification.