Discover Boating Safety Basics Video Series | Presented with Progressive® Insurance

When it comes to boating, following safety protocols is key to a successful day on the water! In our five-episode Discover Boating Safety Basics series, presented with Progressive® Insurance, you’ll learn how to be a responsible boat passenger, prepared boat captain, safely enjoy water sports, and more. Understanding the must-know boating safety basics allows you to enjoy stress-free, fun-filled days on the water!

Boat Passenger Etiquette

Learn the essential rules that every boat passenger should follow to keep everyone safe, and ensure you’ll be invited on your crew’s next boating adventure!

Launching a Boat: 9 Steps for Success

Learning how to launch a boat for the first time, either by yourself or with help, can be simple and stress-free by following our checklist.

Docking a Boat: 6 Steps for Beginners

Follow our guide on how to dock a boat to gain confidence at the helm, whether you are docking in a slip, coming alongside a dock, or docking against the wind or current.

Driving a Boat: 6 Tips for Operating with Confidence

Learning how to drive a boat for the first time can be fun and rewarding. Get started with our beginner’s guide on how to operate confidently at the helm.

5 Essential Rules of the Water

Take the first step towards learning the boating rules of the road and simple boating etiquette with this beginner’s guide, which also includes tips on avoiding collisions.

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Inspirational stories, how-to articles, and expert tips for new & experienced boaters