Do you need a license to drive a jet ski in California?

In California, you do not need a license to operate a boat. However, some states do require boaters to be licensed or to have taken a boating safety course. Therefore, it is important for boaters to check with the boating law administrator's office in the state you plan to boat in.
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How old do you have to be able to drive a jet ski?

Those 14 and 15 years of age may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate and … He or she is accompanied on board by his or her parent or legal guardian or by a person at least 21 years of age who has been designated by the parent or legal guardian or …
  • How old do you have to be to drive a jet ski in Florida?

    A person must be at least 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft in Florida. A person must be at least 18 years of age to rent a personal watercraft in Florida. It is unlawful for a person to knowingly allow a person under 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft (a second-degree misdemeanor).
  • How old do you have to be to ride a jet ski in North Carolina?

    Age and Operator Restrictions. A person younger than 14 years old may not operate a PWC legally. A person 14 or 15 years old may operate a PWC only if: He or she is accompanied on board the PWC by a person who is at least 18 years old and who is in compliance with the requirements for operating a vessel or…
  • How old do you have to be to drive a boat?

    Those less than 12 years of age: May operate a boat powered by a motor of no more than 6 horsepower (hp) legally without restrictions. May operate a boat powered by a motor of more than 6 hp but no more than 35 hp legally only if they are directly supervised on board by a person at least 16 years of age.
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Do you need a license to drive a jet ski in Australia?

You do need a license to operate a jet ski in Australia. The kind of ticket or license you need will depend on the state you reside in. In WA, a Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) is required to operate a jet ski. Fines may apply if you don't obtain the correct license.
  • Do you have to have a license to drive a jet ski in Florida?

    Do I need a boating license or boating safety certificate to operate a boat or personal watercraft (PWC) in Florida? Anyone under the age of 22 (21 and under) is required to have a boating safety education ID card along with a photo ID while operating a vessel with 10 horsepower or greater in Florida waters.
  • How old do you have to be to rent a jet ski?

    You must be 16 years of age to actually rent Jetskis in Ocean City, “BUT” you must have a parent or guardian sign for you if you are under the age of 18. All operators must present a valid photo ID with birthdate, and must complete a Boater Safety course (see next FAQ).
  • How old do you have to be to operate a jet ski in North Carolina?

    Age and Operator Restrictions. A person younger than 14 years old may not operate a PWC legally. A person 14 or 15 years old may operate a PWC only if: He or she is accompanied on board the PWC by a person who is at least 18 years old and who is in compliance with the requirements for operating a vessel or…
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Do you have to have a license to drive a jet ski in Florida?

Do I need a boating license or boating safety certificate to operate a boat or personal watercraft (PWC) in Florida? Anyone under the age of 22 (21 and under) is required to have a boating safety education ID card along with a photo ID while operating a vessel with 10 horsepower or greater in Florida waters.
  • What is the main cause of fatal boating accidents?

    According to the latest reports, operator inattention is the number one cause of boating accidents, followed by improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed, and alcohol. Alcohol is the leading contributing cause to fatal accidents.
  • What does a red and green and white light indicate when seen at night?

    Sidelights: These red and green lights are called sidelights (also called combination lights) because they are visible to another vessel approaching from the side or head-on. The red light indicates a vessel's port (left) side; the green indicates a vessel's starboard (right) side.
  • Do you need a boater's license in Florida?

    In order to operate a motorboat of ten (10) horsepower or greater, Florida law requires anyone who was born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 to successfully complete an approved boating safety course and obtain a Boating Safety Education Identification Card issued by the FWC. Florida does not have a "boating license."

Updated: 28th October 2019

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