Boating in North Carolina

Boaters can explore more than 5,000 miles of North Carolina waters. Find a boat ramp near you. Title and register your vessel. Get information on regulations and safety requirements here.

Registration and Titling 

Information about vessel registration and titling requirements, fees and frequently asked questions.

Where to Boat

The Wildlife Commission manages more than 200 free, 24-hour public Boating Access Areas. Find them here.

Boater's Guides

Booklets and brochures on coastal boating, vessel operation, boat accident reports and other information.

Laws & Safety

Learn about no wake zone and boating regulations, requirements and recommendations.

Marina Resources

Learn about Clean Marina Program, Clean Vessel Act, boating safety courses and more.



Boating-related publications produced by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission