New York State does not mandate a boating safety certificate for motor boat operators over the age of 18, however, operators between ages 10 and 17 are mandated. All operators of personal watercraft are mandated to have a boating safety certificate and must be at least 14 years of age. A boating safety certificate is strongly recommended for all boaters.
The Marine Services Bureau provides law enforcement services for all of New Jersey's waterways and is the primary provider for all police services on the water and contiguous land areas of the State of New Jersey. The mission of the Marine Services Bureau is to protect and serve the boating community and to preserve the natural resources of this state by utilizing general law enforcement concepts, training and education, as well as enforcing all laws fairly and without bias.
Part of maintaining the state's marine transportation system includes providing the latest available information and resources so that boaters and waterway managers can work in partnership to better New Jersey's boating environment, enjoy safe waterways and create an exceptional boating experience along the Jersey coast.
Traditional kayak and canoe rentals are not offered in the Port of NY and NJ. Tours, classes and human powered boating happens under the supervision of a professional outfitter or local club. Located on the Hudson River at Pier 66 - Manhattan Kayak Company offers kayak lessons, tours and boat storage for NYC paddlers. Know before your go!
Traditional kayak and canoe rentals are not offered in the Port of NY and NJ. Tours, classes and human powered boating happens under the supervision of a professional outfitter or local club. Located on the Hudson River at Pier 40 - New York Kayak Company offers guided kayak trips, sea kayak lessons and a paddle sports retail store. Know before your go!
Your sailing career starts here! Basic Sailing is the foundation for all your future sailing knowledge. Our instructors are trained professionals who specialize in communicating the concepts of sailing in a relaxed and informative manner. Located at North Cove Marina in lower Manhattan.
Offshore Sailing School offers sailing courses designed to meet the needs of sailors with a variety of experience levels. Our courses are different than most, in that students do more than simply go out on a boat with their instructor for a few hours. Located at Chelsea Piers and Liberty Landing Marina.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. Our courses are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.
The United States Power Squadrons provides many skill building opportunities to the general boating public through a variety of courses, seminars, and marine-related guides. Our instructors are certified regarding their ability to teach and to use of modern instructional techniques.