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Airboat Training

At the Ecology Center, we offer the Basic Airboat Operator Instruction course. It is a 16-hour course that typically takes place over a weekend.  If you're interested in taking the training, contact Andre Daugereaux at  At the end of the training, you'll have a basic understanding of transporting, operation, and maintenance of automotive-engine powered airboats.

You will acquire:

  • Knowledge of airboat terminology
  • Knowledge of safety precautions and liability concerns
  • Launch and recovery of airboat at boat ramp
  • Operation of airboat in deep and shallow water, over marsh, and across low-lying levees
  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques and basic trouble-shooting
  • Field experience in the proper operation of an airboat

Download the course lesson plan for more information.