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.
Drought affecting how Corps officials manage Chittenden Locks through the summer:​

The Corps is now maximizing
lockage efficiency by increasing
the number of recreational
vessels in each locking and
adding more recreational
vessels with commercial vessels

Recreational vessels could
experience up to one hour
delays waiting for additional
vessels to arrive.  Click here for full press release.

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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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Whidbey Island Race Week!
July 18th - 24th, 2015​
The premier sailboat racing event in the
Pacific Northwest. For  32 years,
thousands of sailboat racers have made
their way to Oak Harbor, Washington
each July to participate in this week- long
sailboat racing regatta. 

The venue for the event is the Oak Harbor
Yacht Club & Oak Harbor Marina and the
PHRF and One Design racing is offered
inside Penn Cove near Coupeville and
Saratoga Passage. Boats under 24 feet 
will race Saturday, July 18 and Sunday.
July 19. The big boats will race daily
Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24. 


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