Boating License

Become Boat Smart

It is time to get BOAT SMART, literally! As the boating season approaches, we are all eager to bring out our boats. Primary operators are required to complete the boat smart operator program, which is offered in house at Dockside Marine, or online by clicking here. There are benefits to certifying yourself and your family through Dockside; we allow you to pay a one-time fee, ensuring that you are given a few chances to pass the exam. Additionally, our team would be available to answer any inquiries that you may have prior to writing the exam. Visit or call Dockside Marine Centre for more details on getting yourself, and your family members certified for this upcoming boating season!

You may wonder, what is the difference between an operating card and a pleasure craft license? The Pleasure Craft Licensing program improves public safety and security. It also provides data useful for tracking industry trends related to the many types of boating activities in Canada. Call us, or come down to the shop to learn how to obtain a pleasure craft license or click the link provided to review Canada’s Boat Safety.