Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association


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We are a professional organization for Coast Guard-licensed captains across the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic coast. We promote professional development and business opportunities for licensed captains.

Our captains operate charter boats, tour boats, survey and tow vessels, and ocean-going ships. Some provide instructions for new boat owners. Others deliver boats between ports. We have more than 300 licensed captains available to assist boat owners and dealers.


The video of the March 27, 2023 presentation by Captains Jennifer and Ken Kaye "The Making of the Woodwind Schooners" is available on the CAPCA YouTube channel:


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CAPCA and its members have been featured in publications in the Annapolis area. We have notable articles reprinted with permission from their respective publishers.

Serving licensed captains and the maritime public