Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest




See our Weekly notices page from the U.S.C.G. 13th District.
Notices obtained via e-mail subscription 
through the USCG Navigation Center.



Everyone crossing into Canada must have required documents including children. Passport, NEXUS, I-68 permit, Military I.D., or EDL's  are expectable.



Washington State law requires the operator of a recreational vessel involved in an accident to file a Washington Boat Accident Report.
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Renew your tabs on-line for your boat registration if you are a registered owner & currently registered in Wash. State. Renewals each July. 



State law requires boat operators 12yrs old & up to carry Boater Education card when operating motorboats w/15hp+. If born before 1955, card not needed.
Seattle Boat Show Will Close One Day Early for Super Bowl:

Upon further review, the ruling has 
been confirmed — it’s a repeat for the
Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Boat
Show. Seattle Boat Show organizers
have once again decided to pay
homage to the home team by ending
 he show one day early so that exhibitors, event staff and showgoers can watch the Seahawks bring home their second Vince Lombardi trophy with friends and family.

View Seattle Boat Show website here:
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The Washington State Parks has the largest state-managed mooring system in the U.S. You may save money by purchasing the annual permit.


  • Call 911 only in a life threatening situation or imminent danger
  • USCG on Marine Radio:                       VHF CH. 16 / 22a
  • Find info for towing, salvage, missing vessels & more
EMERGENCY  INFORMATION
Wash St Boater
Education Card
Wash St Boat
Accident Report
Notice To Mariners
USCG | 13th District
U.S. / Canadian
Customs Information
Wash St Parks
Moorage Permits
Wash St Boat
Registration Online
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Seattle Boat Show
Jan. 23rd - Jan. 31st 2015

The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat,
 is the West Coast's Largest Boat Show 
featuring more than 1,000 recreational 
watercraft, seminars  and the latest 
accessories indoors  at CenturyLink Field, 
plus afloat  on South Lake Union. 

A free shuttle runs every day between 
CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union every 30 minutes.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets on-line.