"Life Begins Where the Land Ends"

>>> All students taking the SVOP, Attention! <<<

We have 3 convenient Locations to serve you: Granville Island Vancouver BCGibsons BC and Powell River BC.

Transport Canada Requires Commercial Small Vessel Operators (Captains) to

have FOUR Certifications to operate a commercial vessel as a Master (Captain).


1. The 4 day Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) course.

2. The 1 day Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS) formerly MED A3.

3. The 1 day Marine VHF course (ROC-M) marine radio.

4. Any 2 day basic first aid course.


 We almost always offer these courses in succession, Monday to Saturday.

We do not offer first aid.

Click here for more information on SVOP


Transport Canada Commercial Training


Please click on the links above
for more information.

Land's End Marine Training is now offering courses at 3 locations for your convenience!
Choose from Granville Island serving the Greater Vancouver area,
Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast and Powell River, BC!


Unique Reasons to Train With Land's End Marine Training
in Granville Island, Gibsons or Powell River, BC Canada

Not just any school can be a Transport Canada Marine Safety Course Provider. Instructors must have a Transport Canada Commercial Masters Certificate, an Adult Education Diploma, comply with Transport Canada Quality Management and use certified texts and approved exams. The process takes up to two years to finally qualify and courses are audited by Transport Canada Master Mariners.

c-tow-imageWe currently have 3 Commercial Training Courses available, as well as Practical Marine Training using our C-Tow Commercial Vessel. Please click on the links above for course information or Contact Us for information on the Practical Marine Training.

The SVOP has no seatime requirements, unlike higher Master (Captain's) licences. The classroom is a great learning base, but there is nothing like actual practical seatime to bring it all together. This training is most cost effective in groups of 4 using our C-Tow Vessel. This is not a part of the SVOP curriculum, but extra practical training for those that want a more in-depth grasp of the concepts and practices. 

The following topics are all covered in a 3 day practicum, 4 hours per day.

•  Passage Planning
•  Radar
•  Docking
•  MOB Drills
•  Radio
•  Steering, Courses, & Waypoints

Our Services at Land's End Marine also include Towing, Fuel Delivery, Jump Starts, Deliveries, and Salvage.
Our Salvage Services include Ungrounding, Dewatering Pumps, Scuba Gear, and Lift Bags.
We are a C-Tow Franchise Operator.

About training and seamanship, Joseph Conrad, Master Mariner and Author said,

"He who, putting his trust in the friendship of the sea, neglects the strength and cunning of his right hand, is a fool."

For more information on Land's End Marine Training Courses, please click on the following pages:

Commercial Training - General Information - About Us

Welcome Aboard!
Skipper Greig Williams
Land's End Marine Training