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You must be 13 years of age or older to operate a personal watercraft on Minnesota’s public waters.

PWC operators 13 years of age must have either:

  • Someone at least 21 years old on board or...
  • A watercraft operator’s permit and be under continuous observation by someone at least 21 years old.

PWC operators 14 to 17 years of age must have either:

  • Someone at least 21 years old on board or...
  • A watercraft operator’s permit.