This page has safety tips to help you plan and prepare for your boating trip.
Go to the lifejackets page for more information.
Always operate your boat at a safe speed. Stay within the limits of your vessel and your experience.
Be alert to possible riskier situations while boating, including at night, boating alone, crossing bars, and high risk of capsize or swamping. Keep a proper lookout at all times.
Use lights at night.
Roads & Maritime publish handbooks to help you understand the rules and how to plan and prepare for your boating or personal watercraft outing.
The Roads & Maritime Boating Handbook will help you know the rules, be prepared and make good decisions if things don't go to plan.
Get the Boating Handbook in PDF from the Roads & Maritime website.
The Roads & Maritime Personal Watercraft Handbook contains information about the rules and requirements for driving a Personal Watercraft (PWC) and provides tips on how to operate your PWC safely and reduce conflict with other people around the waterways.
Get the Personal Watercraft Handbook in PDF from the Roads & Maritime website.