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Welcome to Alaska Waters Consulting

We offer US Coast Guard Licensing (consulting and applications), Renewal and Upgrades of Licenses, Tutoring for License exams up to and including Celestial Navigation, Employment opportunities in the Alaska Guiding and Maritime Industry and customized orientation and training for people or companies in the Alaskan Maritime Industry.

  • Application Assistance and license consultationUS Coast Guard Application Assistance and license consultation.

    Here at Alaska Waters Consulting, our aim is to make the USCG licensing process flow as smoothly as possible.  We will assist you in gathering documentation that is required for you to obtain your license.  Being so conveniently located to the REC makes this task a bit easier.  ...more

  • License tutoring and assistance up to and including celestial navigationLicence Tutoring.

    Here at Alaska Waters Consulting we also offer exam prep for various other licenses and topics.  We can tutor you to walk across the hall and take the exam with the USCG. ..more

  • What is a 25/50/100 Ton Masters License?100 Ton Masters

    Holding a Masters license will allow you to operate an inspected passenger vessel documented to carry more than six passengers.  In Alaska this would include most tour boats, inspected charter fishing boats and transport boats.  Depending on the tonnage of the vessels you acquired your sea service time aboard as well as your areas of operation will determine what tonnage license you will qualify for Inland or (Near Coastal).  Inland will allow you to operate inside the boundary line with paying passengers, and Near Coastal will allow you to operate up to 200 miles from shore with paying passengers. ...more

  • What is the OUPV License (Six Pack License)?OUPV License

    The USCG Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) License allows the holder to carry up to six paying passengers on uninspected vessels up to 100 gross tons. These are usually smaller vessels that normally engage in charter fishing, Kayak transporting, Tours and Hunting trips. These vessels are limited to six paying passengers plus crew giving it the industry accepted name “six pack license”.  There are three Routes of OUPV licenses and these include: OUPV Inland, OUPV Near Coastal and OUPV Great Lakes and Inland.  We will assist you in determining which of these you qualify.  ...more

  • What is the Restricted OUPV License (Freshwater six pack)?Limited Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels

    TheRestricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels on the Fresh Waters of Western Alaska (Limited 6 pack) is a 2 day class for persons who will be taking up to 6 passengers for hire on the and rivers of western Alaska. This license is commonly referred to as the Western rivers six pack license. Upon successful completion of this course, there is no further testing at a USCG Regional Exam Center. ...more

  • What is the 100 Ton Masters Upgrade?100 Ton Masters - upgrade

    Alaska Waters Consulting is now offering a 25/50/100 Ton Upgrade course. The duration of this course is 24 hours of instruction and additional time for testing. Upon successful completion you will be issued a certificate to present to the USCG REC. With a Masters license you will legally be able to operate inspected vessels documented to carry six or more passengers. Depending on the tonnage of the vessels you acquired your sea service time aboard as well as your areas of operation will determine what level masters license you will qualify for. To sit for this license you are required to hold a valid OUPV license. You will be required to take two exams. Three if you took your last rules of the road exam more than a year ago. ...more

Toll Free (866) 373-3613 or in Anchorage (907) 677-2606
We are located at 700 W 41st Ave, Suite 205 Anchorage, AK 99503