Boating in New Jersey might mean taking a custom 40-foot sportfishing boat out of Ocean City to troll for tuna or perhaps jumping into a sleek 18-foot bass boat on Round Valley Reservoir and casting for a largemouth bass. Regardless of the style of boating you prefer, you will need to apply for your boat registration and learn the NJ boat rules.

NJ boat rules and laws are enforced by the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau.