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Boating Safety Info

Useful Links for Boaters

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If you properly prepared for safe boating with good current information and have the proper equipment that you may need aboard, then you will have a enjoyable and safe trip. Here is some safety information for boaters:

General Information: 

Before You Go Boating - Checklist

Float Plan Form

Float Plan Central

Hurricane Preparedness Information

Local & State Information:

NOAA Charts

U.S.Coast Pilot

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

Virginia Marine Resources Commission

Local Buoy and Weather Data

Current National Weather Service Marine Weather

Marine Weather Forecast

Local Tide Tables

Find a State Boating Access Site

Reporting a Boating Accident


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