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Mariner's Academy

Captain Gary Kulibert 
Captain Gary Kulibert
Capt. Gary has enjoyed 40 years of power-boating and for the past 5 years sailing. Gary also brings 30 years of teaching to our Captain's License course, providing our future Captains the best training techniques and current information. We are pleased to provide the expertise of Capt. Gary Kulibert to our USCG approved OUPV Captain’s License & Master’s License participants.

United States Coast Guard Approved Courses

Captain's License Course - Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV)

People in the metro area enjoy recreational boating on the Mississippi, St. Croix, Great Lakes and in the Caribbean. This course will help you navigate safely and give you the skill-level confidence of a professional. This 56-hour course will also prepare individuals seeking to become a Sailing Instructor, Dive-Boat Operator, Assisted Towing Captain, Water Taxi Operator, Fishing Charter Captain, or Mariner for the Captain's OUPV License exam

Course Dates, Cost, and Registration Information

Captain's License
Friday (12pm - 8pm)
Saturday (8am - 5pm)
Sunday (8am - 5pm)
Friday (12pm - 8pm)
Saturday (8am - 5pm)
Sunday (8am - 3pm)

Register now for Mariner's Academy Captain's License course

Investment: All materials needed are included in price: rules book, Chart One, student manual, dividers, parallel rules & exams
Individual - $695.00

Important: Please register today for next class. Once registered, you will be informed on any or all date changes.

Captain's Class January 2011

2011 Captain's Class Graduates 

Captain's Class November 2009

2009 Captain's Class Graduates 

2007 Graduates of Captain's License - Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels Course

2007 Captain's License Course Graduates 

Fall 2007 Captain's Class

Fall 2007 class working on charting and navigation
Fall 2007 Captain's Class working on charting and navigation.

Captain's Class January 2008

Captain's Class: January 2008 

Captain's Class March 2009

Captain's Class: March 2009 

Captain's Class June 2009

Captain's Class: June 2009  

Captain Jason Peggar (OUPV Captain's Course)

Jason Peggar

"I was very impressed with the Captain’s License course led by Capt. Gary Kulibert. He taught difficult subjects in a manner that was easy to understand, and made it easy to pass the exams. Capt. Gary was also extremely helpful with the application process, which could be very frustrating. Saint Paul College's Customized Training & Consulting was a great place for the course. It was a comfortable building with no distractions. The course was very affordable, and there were no hidden costs or extra books to buy. I would recommend this course to any boater seeking their Captain’s License."

-- Captain Jason Peggar

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Captain Ouitdee Carson (OUPV Captain's Course)

Ouitdee Carson

"A big thank you goes out to Saint Paul College's Customized Training & Consulting and the expertise of Capt. Gary Kulibert's from Explorer's Guide, LLC. With the great help and awesome training, it was a very rewarding learning experience to take the classes and pass the United States Coast OUPV (Six-Pack) license required to be a licensed fishing guide on Western Lake Superior and the Duluth/Superior Harbor. Both groups put all my fears away of going back to school and obtaining my goal of getting my Captain's License. Great job guys!"

-- Ouitdee Carson

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Captain Brian Klawitter (OUPV Captain's Course)

Brian Klawitter

"As a fishing guide on the Mississippi River, I was very impressed with Capt. Gary Kulibert's OUPV class. He had everything we need to prepare us for our Coast Guard test, and to help us with the US Coast Guard license application. He walked me through the maze of red-tape that is required for obtaining my "Captains" license. I would strongly recommend Saint Paul College’s Customized Training & Consulting & Explorer’s Guide LLC for boaters looking to becoming a licensed operator because Capt. Gary and Saint Paul College is a one-stop-shop!"

-- Brian Klawitter