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.
Lady Washington in for a facial and more at  
Port Townsend Boat Haven

PORT TOWNSEND — One of 
the most prominent tall ships in 
operation is spending its down 
time in the Port Townsend 
Boat Haven this week as a two 
week repair period finishes up. 

​After appearing at the Wooden Boat Festival earlier this month, the Lady Washington was hauled out of the water for maintenance and repairs aimed at refurbishing the propeller and repainting the hull, according to Capt. Ken Lazarus. See full story at Peninsula Daily News.


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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
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Inaugural YachtoberFest - Tacoma's Waterfront
Saturday October 4th, 2014

​This inaugural fundraiser is presented by the Tacoma Waterfront Association and designed to mingle the northwest’s enthusiasm for boating and craft beer. Open to the public
(21+), the event will feature multiple
craft brewers, wineries, German
 food, and live entertainment.