• Plan your trip - check equipment, weather and vessel
  • Tell somebody where you are planning on boating and when you are expecting to return
  • Don't drink and drive - less than .05 for recreational vessel operators aged 18 years and over and a person supervising a child operator of a powered vessel
  • Keep a proper lookout at all times
  • Only carry as many people as are permitted on your boat - and make sure there are enough appropriately sized life jackets for each person on board
  • There are mandatory pieces of safety equipment you need on your vessel - make sure you know what they are and always carry every item
  • Adhere to speed limits and other navigational signage
  • Wear your lifejacket when boating in poor weather conditions, when crossing a coastal bar, if a squall or storm approaches, or when boating alone away from immediate help
  • Know your limitations and the capabilities of your vessel - and stick to them.