Before you get ready to board your new offshore fishing boat for a tuna trip or turn the ignition key on that new bass boat, make sure you have a valid CA boat license. Boating licenses and boat regulations help protect and sustain our state waterways. Find useful boating resources and educate yourself on California boating laws by visiting the links found in this section.

For specifics, visit the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways website as they manage boating in California.