Pleasure Craft and Boating Licence Requirements
Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) are required for motorized recreational equipment rental, check information below.
Release of liability and lease agreement must be signed.
Boat Operator must be 18 or more years old.
GET YOUR BOATERS LICENCE
Boater Exam.com online. Once you pass you will be sent youe PCOC within 3 - 6 weeks,
a printout of a temporary card will be available to you when you pass.
PLEASURECRAFT OPERATORS CARD
Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) are required for motorized recreational equipment rental, check information below. Release of liability and lease agreement must be signed. Boat Operator must be 18 or more years old.
Information on Pleasure Craft Operator Card from http://www.tc.gc.ca/marinesafety/debs/obs/paperwork/paperwork_operatorFAQ.htm (Transport Canada)
Currently, a Pleasure Craft Operator Card is required if you fall into one of two categories:
#1 You operate a pleasure craft fitted with a motor AND are born after April 1, 1983; or,
#2 You operate a pleasure craft, fitted with a motor, that is under 4m (13 feet) in length (regardless of age).
If you were born before April 1, 1983 and operate a pleasure craft, fitted with a motor, that is 4 m and over in length, you will require proof of operator competency by September 15, 2009.
What is acceptable proof of competency for Non Canadian Residents?
For non-residents, proof of competency can take one of three forms:
#1 A Pleasure Craft Operator Card;
#2 A completed boat rental safety checklist (for power-driven rental boats); or,
#3 An operator card or equivalent issued by their state or country*.
*NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) issued cards are recognized for citizens of the United States.
" (A person who is not a resident of Canada is competent to operate a pleasure craft if the person (a) has proof of competency as set out in subsection (1); or (b) has been issued a certificate or other similar document by the person's state or country of residence attesting that the person has acquired the boating safety knowledge required by the state or country. " end Quote.
Please check: http://www.boatoperatorslicence.com/
We are not able to provide you an exact list of which documents/certificates are OK. That will probably in the hands of the checking enforcement officer! Our advice for guest who are coming back to Canada every year is get a Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card.