New Brunswick, a maritime province, is one of the hottest destinations in all of Canada for boaters. One popular destination, in particular, is Fredericton, New Brunswick’s capital. Fredericton is a boating community through and through, and it is a popular spot for visiting boaters because it provides convenient access to the water as well as providing boater amenities and a wide range of entertainment. The nearby Regent Street Wharf provides visitor docking at $1.00/foot per night, and they provide discounts for extended stays. If you plan to keep your boat elsewhere, there are convenient boat launches right there at the wharf and all throughout the city.
For visitors who do not have a boat, there are charters available that will rent you all manner of vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, jet skis and so forth. There are also tours, ferries, fishing, paddleboats and other related activities available. Be aware that if you plan to rent or operate a motorized boat, you will need a Fredericton boating license. The charters simply will not rent or insure you otherwise, and the local authorities will levy large fines if they catch you operating a boat illegally. Fortunately, getting a boating license is simple, and the easiest way is right here online. If you pass the exam within four weeks of your Fredericton trip, you can be sure of having your license in time. You can also schedule a test and take it when you arrive, and they will give you a temporary card to use.
You only pay for your Boating License Exam once. If you don’t pass, you can try the exam again at no additional charge.
ASM Safe Safe Boating encourages boaters in all provinces to take a Transport Canada Accredited course to obtain the Canadian Boating License (officially known as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card). ASM Safe Boating, through its partnership with BoaterExam.com, offers Transport Canada accredited courses and certification for the Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
If you operate a boat, you have to have a boater license. It’s the law. Without a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, or boat operators license, you’re automatically subject to a $250 fine.