Boating in Idaho

Idaho’s Aquatic Invasive Species and Litter Laws

Aquatic  Invasive Species The spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) like Quagga Mussels, Zebra Mussels, Eurasion Watermilfoil and New Zealand Mud Snails, pose a risk to Idaho’s native aquatic wi...

Idaho’s Boat Registration Requirements

Boat Registration Requirements in Idaho To operate a vessel in Idaho, you must obtain a Certificate of Number and validation stickers. The Certificate of Number must be on board during operation and m...

Life Jacket and Boat Muffler Requirements in Idaho

Idaho requires that each vessel or personal watercraft must have at least one U.S. Coast Guard approved wearable Type I, II, III or V life jacket of proper size, in serviceable condition, and readily ...

Idaho’s Boater Education Requirements

In Idaho there is no law specifying a minimum age to operate a vessel, all operators must be competent and are held responsible for knowing the navigation rules. In addition, there are local age regul...

Idaho’s Laws for Negligent Boat Operation

Negligent Boat Operation is: The failure to exercise the care necessary to protect the rights, safety, or property of others. In Idaho, these dangerous operating practices are illegal: Boating in an ...

Idaho’s Laws for Boating Under the Influence

It is illegal in the state of Idaho for any person who is under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicating substance to operate a vessel. In Idaho, a person over 21 years of age is cons...

Idaho’s Boat Accident Reporting Requirements

Operators involved in a boat accident are required to: Stop their vessel immediately at the scene of the accident. Render assistance to any person who has been injured or who is in danger so long as ...