Recreational boating is important to a great many Tasmanians. There are all types of on-water activities including fishing, water skiing, cruising, wake boarding, paddling and using a PWC.
It is important we all are aware of the various issues that may arise to ruin a great day out, so, be prepared and familiarise yourself with the contents to make your boating trip a fun experience you won’t forget.
Basic rules for safe boating:
If you’re new to boating, remind yourself of these items
For more useful safety tips and information about recreational boating and personal water craft, visit the Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) website.
if you would like to enroll in a MAST accredited recreational boat licence or PWC (jet ski) course through Surf Life Saving Tasmania click here.
For those of you with an iPhone it is also worth downloading the Boatwise Phone app from iTunes. This app will give weather updates, useful phone numbers, links to safety videos, anchorages and at what conditions they are most suited.