The Handbook of South Carolina Boating Laws and Responsibilities
South Carolina Specific
The waters of South Carolina state are a national resource. Recreational boating on these waters contributes to the well-being of both residents and visitors.
Safety on South Carolina waterways is the responsibility of all boaters. Use the handbook to familiarize yourself with the necessary steps to make outings safe and enjoyable.
It’s the Law!
South Carolina law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the state boating laws and guidelines in this handbook.
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