Boating Safety

Whether in a sail boat, power boat, canoe, or kayak, boating can be a great deal of fun if you know what you are doing and take appropriate safety measures, including the following (not intended to be an exhaustive list):

  • Take boating safety and operation courses
  • Keep your boat in good working order
  • Carry all recommended safety equipment onboard
  • Use US Coast Guard approved life jackets and personal flotation devices
  • File a float plan whenever you take a boat trip
  • Know how to swim and make reaching and throwing assists from your boat

The following links provide additional information regarding boating safety and sound practices: