HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard urges mariners to use best safe boating practices on the water heading into the National Safe Boating Month of May and cautions the public that unlicensed vessel charters are both illegal and potentially unsafe, May 1, 2024.
Hawaii’s consistently favorable conditions allow year-round engagement in recreational beach and maritime activities, distinguishing it from other regions subject to seasonal changes. As activities on the water increase throughout the summer, through recreational boating and boat tours, it is important that visitors and residents are informed of safe boating practices and legitimate boating operations.

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