Safety Tips

Find everything you need to know about boating safety with these tips from the U.S. Coast Guard and other boating experts.

Boaters putting on life jackets in the water

The Life Jacket Challenge

Boaters seldom have the time or ability to don life jackets once an accident occurs. Life jackets have little chance of saving lives unless they are worn (already on!) at the time of the accident.

Emergency Procedures



Docking and Mooring

Safety Gear

A sailboat on the waters.

Life Jacket Extras

There are many ways beyond flotation in which your life jacket can become your best friend.