BOATsmart! Answers: How Do I Get My Boating License Quickly?
Sitting in a weekend-long class with white walls, tennis ball chairs, and middle-school desks while your friends are out boating? To quote my favourite woman of the internet, ‘Ain’t nobody got time for that.’ Why wait to get your boating license when you can get your boating license anywhere, anytime, from any device with BOATsmart! (sorry, we had to name drop).
Thousands of boaters every year opt to get their boating license in the comfort of their cottages, in the coffee shop down the road, or better yet, while tanning on the dock. The reason? Because being able to stop and start the course at your own leisure, take the test on any device, and grab snacks in between modules is awesome! All you need is a laptop, smartphone or tablet, and WiFi. Oh yeah, and if you want to save yourself a few hours, keep reading.
At the end of the day, it’s all about learning the essentials of boating, getting out on the water, and making memories. And since the warm weekends are winding down, you probably want to get your boating license quick so you can savour those last summer moments! Let’s begin. These are the steps to getting your boating license in Canada.
2) Study the modules at your own leisure – wherever you are!
3) Complete the Final Exam.
GET YOUR BOATING LICENSE FASTER
Here’s where the ultimate time savings comes in. Since the BOATsmart! Online Course & Test is open book, you can use a BOATsmart! Study Guide to help you get through the exam. On average, more people who use the Study Guide while completing their exam pass the first time (and head out on the water to catch the big fish)!
In short, get your BOATsmart! Study Guide, use it while you complete the Online Course & Test, spend less time online and more time on the boat! Sounds good, right?
Start right now and be on the water in just a few hours! Happy boating, Captain.
Almost 10% of North Carolina is water, so it’s no wonder boating one of the state’s most popular year-round activities. The Wildlife Resources Commission manages over 200 free, 24/7 public boating access areas, and most of the state’s waterways allow power boating. With more than 50 lakes alone, it can be tough to choose the best boating destination, so we’ve done it for you.
Do I need a license to drive a boat in California?
If you operate any motorized vessel on California waterways (including powered sailboats, paddle-craft, and even undocumented vessels), you need to know about these changes. Starting on January 1st, the state is phasing in mandatory boater education based on operator age. Almost all boaters in California will be required to carry a boating license. In 2018, the mandatory education law will only apply to boaters in California aged 20 and under, but soon it will apply to everyone. Continue reading…
Vivid Seats & BOATsmart! choose the best concerts from coast-to-coast!
Boating and music go together like sunny days and good times. If you’re anything like us, you love cruising along or dropping an anchor with your favourite jams in the background when you’re out on the boat with friends and family! Just make sure you grab the essentials: your lifejackets, boating license, sunscreen and boating playlist! It creates a great vibe, sets the mood and gives your awesome boating experience a soundtrack you can rock out to.
We’ve got some great news if boating and good music are your top two favorite things! Some of the best country artists (who love to sing about how much they love boating) are touring this year, and they are going to be on or near some popular waterways! The worlds of music and boating collide in the song lyrics of these musicians (ahem, Jimmy Buffet…) so why not go for the epic experience and try to find a concert you may be able to watch from the deck of your boat!?
Jimmy Buffet & the Coral Reefer Band know how to rock an oceanside audience and they love celebrating that it’s always “5 o’clock somewhere”! So grab your sunscreen, straw hat and best buds and order those beachy tickets!
The undeniably classic Lynyrd Skynyrd band is on tour right now and crowds are rocking out to their classic Southern rock hits like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird.” This band’s been together since 1964 – so you could say that they’ve had some practice and may know a thing or two about entertaining an audience!
Straight out of the windy city, these rockers changed the landscape of mainstream pop music by fusing classic jazz instruments with the sounds of modern rock! Perfect lid-back cruising tunes for the boat!
There isn’t a wakeboarder out there who doesn’t have “Pour Some Sugar on Me” on their boating playlist, chillin-on-the-dock soundtrack, or campfire party tunes! Don’t miss out on seeing one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time live this year!
All right, honestly, who DOESN’T want to see Eric Church doing his thang? Every song he releases is better than the last and he couldn’t be hotter right now! His songs make you feel like you’ve just dropped an anchor on the Mississippi river, and you’re chilling out with a guitar, a fishing pole, good company, and a cold ‘drink in your hand’.
Make sure you stay safe out there boaters! Have fun rocking out to your favourite boating soundtracks, but remember to get your official Boating License to be a responsible Captain and be legal on the water (Oh, head’s up travellers: in some states you’re required to have a Boater Education Card!) and always make sure your Captain is sober behind the wheel. Water on the water, beer on the pier! It’s all about enjoying worry-free time out there and being able to kick back, knowing that you and your passengers are safe on the water!
Enjoy the show, the boating experience, and the feeling of the wind in your hair as you crank your boating playlist on the water!