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Complete a Louisiana boat license safety course if you want to get your Louisiana Boater Education Certificate. Even if you are not required to take a boater safety course, they are a good way to learn safe boating laws. Once you have registered your boat and know the Louisiana boat laws, you can enjoy relaxing days with your family on a waterway near you.
As a boat operator, it is your responsibility to stay up to date with the laws governing boating and safe vessel operation. Regardless of whether or not your state requires you to take a boater education course, you will need to know the laws pertaining to boat operation, communications, navigation, and emergency techniques before your first trip out on the water.
When you register your boat, you will need to pay a registration fee amount that is based on the length of your vessel. Boat registration fees are important because they help fund the maintenance of marinas, boat ramps and waterway clean-up efforts.
Louisiana has its own set of boating rules to protect the waterways and keep everyone who uses them safe.
Learn how to take care of your crew and your boat, while also taking care of our valuable water resources.
Additional resources and information can be found directly on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries site.
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