Marine Division

VSP Boat on Lake ChamplainThe Marine Division is responsible for ensuring the safety of the recreating public whether on waterways. The Division is often called upon to support the State Police Scuba Team and the Search and Rescue Team.

In addition to enforcing marine laws, the Division also offers many education programs designed to make the waterways safer for everyone. This Division works closely with agencies such as the United States Coast Guard.

For information about boating in Vermont, check out the online Vermont Boating Book.

If you lost your boating certificate, request a new copy.

Boating Safety Courses

The following entities sponsor BOAT VERMONT, an 8 hour classroom course on responsible boating required for motor boat operators (12 years of age or older) born after January 1, 1974.  The internet boating safety course is also available for those unable to attend a classroom course.

March 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2015 from 6 – 8:30 pm
Colchester Recreation Department
Information & registration: 264-5640

March 24, 25 & 26, 2015 from 6 – 8:30 pm
Milton Recreation Department
Information & registration: 893-4922

April 7, 9, 14 & 16, 2015 from 6 – 8 pm
St. Albans Recreation Department
Information & registration:  524-1500 x266

May 4, 6, 11 & 13, 2015 from 6 – 8:30 pm
Williston Recreation Department
Information & registration:  878-1239

May 5, 7, 12 & 14, 2015 from 6 – 8 pm
Shelburne Recreation Department
Information & registration: 985-9551

May 18, 20 & 21, 2015 from 7 – 10 pm
Apple Island Resort South Hero
Information & registration: 372-3922

June 15, 17 & 18, 2015 from 7 – 10 pm
Apple Island Resort South Hero
Information & registration: 372-3922

June 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2015 from 6 – 8 pm
Highgate Library
Information & registration: 868-3970

July 13, 15 & 16, 2015 from 7 – 10 pm
Apple Island Resort South Hero
Information & registration: 372-3922

August 10, 12 & 13, 2015 from 7 – 10 pm
Apple Island Resort South Hero
Information & registration: 372-3922

September 14, 16 & 17, 2015 from 7 – 10 pm
Apple Island Resort South Hero
Information & registration: 372-3922