Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest
Covering Puget Sound & San Juan Islands
United States Coast Guard
Notice To Mariners
See our Weekly notices page from the United States Coast Guard 13th District and Home Land Security. Notices can be obtained via e-mail subscription through the USCG Navigation Center website.
The Nexus Card
The Nexus card is a United States - Canadian program for pre-approved, low-risk travellers entering Canada or the United States at designated air, land and marine ports of entry. The card is WHTI compliant for entering the U.S. (Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative).
The Boat Bible!
The Waggoner Cruising Guide
Waggoner Cruising Guide: The guide is the NW's bestselling boating guide. NW boaters call it "the bible." Pulblished annually, the guide is available at maine stores and online.
Washington State Boat
Accident Report Information
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Renew Your Washington State
Boat Registration On-Line
Renew your tabs on-line for your Washington State boat registration. Click here. You can renew online if you are a registered owner of the boat currently registered in Washington State and registration expired less than 12 months ago.
Boater Education Card
State law requires boat operators to carry a Washington State Boater Education card when operating motorboats with 15 horsepower or greater. See our Education Card page for details.
King County Boaters Gain Safe Option for Flare Disposal
Expired flares can now be accepted at local hazardous waste disposal facilities in
three locations around King County.
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2013 Argosy Christmas Ship™ Festival
Holiday traditions in the Northwest start on
the water with Argosy Cruises. The Argosy
Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday
celebration that has been a Pacific
Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year,
the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different
Puget Sound waterfront communities, over
45 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute
performances to these communities, all
broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker
system. On shore, thousands of people
gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship. Click here for more details or visit Argosy Cruises.
Annual Moorage Permits
The Washington State Parks and Recreation
has the largest state-managed mooring system
in the nation. Fees are charged year round for
mooring at docks, floats and buoys. You may