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It is illegal to operate a PWC between sunset and sunrise.

PWC jumping wake of a boat

PWC must be operated in a careful and responsible manner. For example, it is illegal for PWC operators to:

  • Weave the PWC through congested waterway traffic.
  • Jump the wake of another vessel when visibility is obstructed.
  • Operate in a manner that requires swerving at the last possible moment to avoid collision.

It is illegal to chase, harass, or disturb wildlife with your PWC.

PWC operators should avoid operating around fishermen, anchored vessels, or swimmers.