Oregon Boating License

Oregon is one of the ultimate boating destinations in North America because you have the Pacific Coast as well as hundreds of wonderful lakes and rivers all throughout this very wide state. Oregon has many distinct geographical features, such as the Cascade Mountains, Columbia River Plateau and the Klamath Mountains, and this has provided the area with truly stunning vistas and awe-inspiring whitewater. In fact, fans of whitewater come from all over the world to canoe, kayak and raft. Not only does the area provide distinct challenges and excitement in this regard, it also offers magical river treks through canyons and other geographical formations that you cannot find elsewhere.

Nevertheless, the greatest allure of Oregon is the boating available off its coast. People come from all over the world to boat, sail and fish this area, and there are a number of high-profile marinas from which to base your adventure. You can bring your own boat, and explore the many diverse features of this exciting shoreline. You can also take advantage of Oregon's many charter and tour services. The charters rent boats of all kinds as well as provide instruction and guides, and the tours include cruises, fishing and whale watching. Inland, tours include whitewater adventures, exciting river jet boats and mail boat trips, which celebrate one of Oregon's proudest traditions.

Oregon Boat License: Boater Education Card

All boaters must have an Oregon Boat License when operating a powerboat greater than 10hp on Oregon's waters.

  • Free boat safety course online
  • Fully narrated & interactive (over 150 animated videos)
  • Boat license test approved by the Oregon State Marine Board
  • $29.95, paid only when you pass the course
Get Your Oregon Boating License!