Help Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species & Fish Diseases
Operators born on or after May 1, 1996 must have a boating safety certificate and be at least 10 years of age. A boating safety course can be completed online, see
http://nysparks.com/recreation/boating/boating-safety-class.aspx for more information.
Life jackets must be worn by:
- Children under the age of 12 aboard pleasure vessels less than 65 feet in length, canoes, kayaks or rowboats unless in a totally enclosed cabin
- Everyone being towed (wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, etc.)
- Everyone aboard pleasure vessels less than 21 feet in length, including rowboats, canoes, and kayaks, while underway between November 1st and May 1st
• Everyone aboard a PWC
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.