Boat like your future depends on it. Practice safe boating in all your adventures. Yield the right of way to non-powered craft like rafts and canoes and slow down when passing other fishermen or boaters. Keep your wake low along erosion-prone banks, and never harass waterfowl or wildlife. Above all, keep lifesaving equipment close at hand and wear a lifejacket. Show that you care. Drive like you mean it.
BoatSafe Boating Courses and Tips Online
Online boating courses, tips, quizzes and more.
American Boating Online offers free benefits to boaters.
Office of Boating Safety
Mission: to reduce the number of deaths, personal injuries, and property damage involving recreational boats; to improve boating safety; and to encourage the development, use and enjoyment of all U.S. waters.
Resource center for recreational boaters.
National Safe Boating Council
Aims to provide a forum for advancing and fostering safe boating, and educating the public in safe boating principles.
US Coast Guard Navigation Rules
Download the navigation rules (COMDTINST 16672.2C), or submit navigation rules questions to a US Coast Guard expert.