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PWCs may be operated only during daylight hours (between sunrise and sunset).

PWC jumping wake of a boat

PWCs must operate in a responsible manner. It is illegal to:

  • Weave your PWC through congested waterway traffic
  • Steer toward another object or person in the water and swerve at the last possible moment in order to avoid collision
  • Follow behind another vessel that is towing a person(s) on water-skis, surfboard or similar device
  • Cut between a vessel and the person(s) being towed by that vessel
  • Jump the wake of another vessel in a way that endangers another’s life, safety, or property
  • Cross the path of another vessel when visibility is obstructed
  • Operate within 50 feet of a commercial vessel and its tow that is in operation on the waterway, unless the operator of the commercial vessel has given consent
  • Chase, harass, or disturb wildlife with your PWC