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.
Small Locks Closure: March 9th - 29th, 2015

The Hiram M. Chittenden small lock will
be closed for an annual inspection and
maintenance repairs as of 1200 on March
9th. The planned reopening is scheduled
for 1500 on March 29th.  

This is a longer closure than is normal due
to additional projects being completed. 
The large lock will remain operational
during this period. For additional 
information, contact lockmasters at 
206-789-2622


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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
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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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Daffodil Marine Parade
Sun. April 12th, 2015

The Tacoma Yacht Club hosts
the Daffodil Royalty and dozens
of other yachts and marine
vessels in the Daffodil Marine
Festival and Parade. Beginning
at the TYC, near the Point
Defiance Ferry Terminal, the
Parade continues on along the
waterfront to the Thea Foss 
Waterway in Downtown Tacoma, 
which makes for more than one beautiful place to stay dry landside to watch the parade and enjoy the Festival’s beautiful day on the water.
View full details here.