Wear Your Lifejacket
Legally you must carry one on board, appropriately sized for each passenger. But don’t just carry it, WEAR IT.
Boating under the influence of alcohol, recreational drugs or prescription narcotics, is illegal, irresponsible and potentially deadly. Leave any such substances until you return to the dock.
Take a Boating Course
The law requires that anyone operating a power-driven boat must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card OR other accredited proof of competency and it must be carried on board.
Be Prepared - You and Your Vessel
Ensure your boat has all the required safety gear and sufficient fuel. Be sure the weather is suitable for your vessel’s capabilities.
Be Cold Water Safe
Cold water is a significant risk. Learn how to protect yourself.