Countless Massachusetts residents and visitors take to the waterways for recreation, fishing, water skiing, and other activities. The state has over 1200 miles of shoreline and hundreds of lakes, ponds, and rivers, the ideal environment for all types of watercraft.
Boat registration suspension
The Massachusetts Environmental Police will suspend boat registration for those who are found to be intoxicated while operating a watercraft. It is illegal to operate a kayak, canoe, sailboat, motorboat, or any other type of watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.