March 3, 2016

Can I Drink Alcohol While Boating In North Carolina?

In North Carolina it is illegal to operate any boat, including motorized boats, personal watercraft, water-skis, sailboats, sailboards or any other similar device, while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

In North Carolina, boaters are considered to be under the influence if they have a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or higher.

Learn more about the risks of drinking and boating by taking the BOATsmart! North Carolina Boating Safety Course!

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