Captain's Joe's On Board Academy Establishes New Website

August 16, 2011 – Green Bay, Wisconsin. There is a new way to find captain's license training, on-the-water boat training, vessel transport and delivery services, on-the-sea and shore marriage ceremonies, and related captain's services in Green Bay, Appleton, Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan:  Captain Joe's On Board Academy has created and published a new website that highlights its many captain's services.


With its office in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Captain Joe's On Board Academy provides captain's license training, on-the-water boat training, vessel transport and delivery, marriage ceremonies at sea and on the shore, private yacht captain, and captain's companion services for boaters in Wisconsin and Michigan.


All captain's license training and examining takes place in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the On Board Academy provides you with assistance until you obtain your license.  The On Board Academy is proud of its high pass rate and offers courses in:  Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel, Masters Captain's License, and Auxiliary Sail and Towing Endorsement.


The on-the-water boat training service provides beginners and experienced boaters with proper safety and navigation rules.  Boaters can also receive crew training and cruise planning.

Additional services include vessel relocation and marriage ceremonies for candidates eligible for marriage in the state of Wisconsin.


Owner Captain Joe McGinnis is a United States Coast Guard approved instructor and examiner with more than 35 years of on the water experience.  Associated with US Captain's Training of Michigan, Captain Joe has been helping Wisconsin boaters earn their captain's licenses, receive on the water boat training, obtain safe boating instruction, and have their prized vessels safely transported, delivered and relocated for the past 6 years.


A lifelong teacher and experienced captain's license instructor, Captain Joe is a USCG 100 Ton Master of Steam, Motor, Auxiliary Sail Licensed Classroom Teacher.  Captain Joe is knowledegable in first aid and works hard to make learning applicable and fun.  A former boating instructor for a national boating organization and a current instructor for US Captain’s Training, he utilizes his professionalism to make safe boating happen for people who are serious about boating.


The new website highlights and promotes the many captain's services offered by Captain Joe and his On Board Academy.  It features a Home page, Captain's Licensing page, On-the-Water Training page, Captain's Services page, Frequently Asked Questions page, Blog, About Captain Joe page, and a Contact page.  Browse the new website and learn more about Captain Joe and the On Board Academy at


About Captain Joe:

Captain Joe lives and operates his business in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and his Captain’s Course training from Chapman’s School of Seamanship in Stuart, Florida.


Captain Joe also holds a Lifetime Teaching License and a Substitute Teaching License for the State of Wisconsin.  He is an Authorized Provider (Instructor) Basic First Aid, CPR, AED; Professional CPR, AED; Emergency Response; Wilderness and Remote First Aid from the American Red Cross.


In addition, Captain Joe has extended experiences as a Classroom Teacher, Trainer, Camp Director, Manager, Coach, Cook, Dad, and Grandpa.  He has approximately 43 years as an Educator/Instructor, 35 years of on water experiences, and he holds awards, recognitions, and achievements from various professional, religious, and civic groups.


Captain Joe is also a Member of the Great Lakes Captains Association.


Contact Information:
On Board Academy
Captain Joe McGinnis
1276 Bayport Terrace
Green Bay, WI 54313
Phone: 920.619.9658