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Enjoy fun boating activities, free to view, download and share with family and friends. The U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-2) is dedicated to reducing loss of life, injuries, and property damage that occur on U.S. waterways by improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of recreational boaters.

U.S. Coast Guard

As the nation's recreational boating safety coordinator, the Coast Guard works to minimize loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental harm.

The Coast Guard boating safety program involves public education programs, regulation of boat design and construction, approval of boating safety equipment, and vessel safety checks for compliance with federal and state safety requirements. The Coast Guard Mobile App supports these missions by providing the essential services and information most commonly requested by boaters.

Boating Safety Courses

Free Boating MIC Certification

Many boating safety courses are offered throughout the country, for all types of recreational boaters, and for boaters of all ages. Qualified volunteer organizations, such as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron, and others sponsor many courses, and many state boating agencies also provide classes.

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 Playlist: Boating Test Videos

Saved by the Beacon
Imagine you’re away from the coast, you don’t even see land any...
Wear It!
Coast Guard mobile app for boating safety - Android
Overview of Coast Guard mobile application for boating safety for...

Saved by the Beacon

Imagine you’re away from the coast, you don’t even see land any more. Even worse, imagine that your boat is now taking on water and you don’t have cell phone ...


The U.S. Coast Guard Mobile App

  • Boating Safety App features
    Find the latest safety regulations
    ⇒ Request a vessel safety check
    ⇒ Check your safety equipment
    ⇒ File a float plan
    ⇒ Navigation Rules
    ⇒ Find the nearest NOAA buoy
    ⇒ Report a hazard
    ⇒ Report pollution
    ⇒ Report suspicious activity
    ⇒ Request emergency assistance

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Bobber the Water Safety Dog invites kids to visit his water safety website to paws and play games, color, watch cartoons, and learn about the importance of wearing a life jacket.

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When available, we provide all our content with a Spanish version in our public download section. You can find additional material from sources listed in all our articles.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers men and women are protecting and restoring the Nation's environment including critical efforts in the Everglades, the Louisiana coast, and along many of our Nation's major waterways. The Corps is also cleaning sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive waste and material in an effort to sustain the environment.