The large number of lakes and access to the Atlantic Ocean make New York an ideal place to go boating. Before you take to the state waterways, make sure that you have your New York boat registration, have purchased the required safety equipment and know the NY boat laws. Find boating resources such as boating education programs and launch sites here.

Boating in New York is handled by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Here are a few helpful links to their website: