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Boater Education & Safety

Learn about the boater education programs, how to get your boater card and how to boat safely.

There's lots of great freshwater and saltwater boating opportunities in Washington and your State Parks have some of the best places to sail, paddle, waterski, fish and more! But to be a safe skipper you have to follow the rules. Learn more about our boater safety, education, rules and regulations with these links.