"I am not an experienced boater so I was looking for live training to develop competence and confidence. Within 4 hours of working with Jimmy, I accomplished both goals. Jimmy taught me the basics and very quickly I was behind the wheel practicing various techniques including pulling up and securing to a dock and dropping the anchor at a sandbar. Jimmy has deep knowledge from a lifetime of boating and instructs with clarity and patience. I will continue to develop my skill and I will rely on Sarasota Boat Coach to guide me along the way. Although I am a beginner I have no doubt Jimmy's experience and knowledge can enhance boating for people of all levels."
" Sarasota Boat Coach (Captain Jimmy Adams) came highly recommended by a friend. In June 2021, I purchased a 2018 Sea Ray SDX 290 OB from a seller in Sarasota, and being a novice, I wanted to hire an experienced Captain to help educate and guide me on how to use the boat and navigate safely from Sarasota to St. Petersburg. After speaking with Captain Jimmy, I immediately felt at ease, and knew I’d found the perfect person. Captain Jimmy joined me for the maiden voyage, and while en route, taught me the things I need to know to safely operate the boat, and gave great advice on things to do and things to not do. Captain Jimmy has also followed up with me a few times to make sure I’m doing alright and to ask if I had any questions. I highly recommend Sarasota Boat Coach."
"Jimmy, It was an invaluable time being coached by you today. I feel so much more comfortable and confident handling our new boat. Your hands on approach to teaching is spot on. I'm looking forward to practicing what you taught us. We will be in touch to schedule another meeting!"
"As a novice in boating and after taking some class room lessons, I still didn't have the confidence to handle my 16 foot boat. I needed some hands-on experience. After checking some websites, I came across Sarasota Boat Coach owner and Captain Jimmy Adams website. What he stated on his website peaked my interested and after speaking to him I knew he was the right man. Mr. Adams taught me docking, anchoring, beaching, trailering, boat handling, GPS and answered all my questions. He did so with patience, calmness and with a level of Professionalism that made it easy to absorb that many things he was teaching me. I wish I can take him on all my boating trip LOL. But believe me, if you need any type of training, Lessons or increasing your knowledge of boating, Captain Jimmy Adams is your man. Highly Recommended."
" Captain Jimmy took our family group of 11 out for the day and we had a GREAT time !!! He was very pleasant, friendly, shared info about the local areas & we very much enjoyed our day on the water with him. We would highly recommend him!! "
"Wanted to tell you that we very much enjoyed your session and felt like you did a great job with your program. You have all the skills and competence of a coach and you instilled a lot of basic skills for us to get out on the water. Someday we may reach out for another session and hopefully you will witness the positive results of your teaching. Thanks again coach!"