Do I need to have a boating license to rent?

Boat License Guide

Boat License rules and regulations vary by state. If a license is required, it will be stated in the listing description. It is common for boat rental businesses to require their renters to watch a safety video, and sometimes pass a written test in order to operate their vessels. Please check the laws and regulations for the state you will be renting in before showing up to the dock, some states even require proof of completion of a state-sponsored boater safety course. Even if there are no regulations present, it is still a good idea to educate yourself about boater safety before renting a vessel.