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Study our Boating Course.
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Pass the PCOC test.
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Retries are free.

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Print your Temp PCOC.
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How do I get my boating license in Halifax?

To get your boating license in Halifax:

  • Study our free online boating course and pass the online test.
  • Print a temporary boating license (PCOC) at home and go boating straight away.
  • Your permanent boating license (PCOC) will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
  • Your boating license never expires and is valid to use nationwide.

Do I need a boating license in Halifax?

Yes. Anybody who operates a motorized boat or PWC in Halifax must have a proof of competency regardless of your age, engine horsepower or length of boat. The most common proof of competency in Winnipeg is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (boating license). Proof of competency is basically a proof of boating education.

Failure to have your Pleasure Craft Operator Card with you when boating in Halifax could result in a fine of $250.

Halifax Boating License Course

If you’re an avid boater or just looking to get started in the exciting world of recreational boating, a boating license is an important step to take. Not only is it a requirement for operating a boat in Nova Scotia, but it also helps to ensure the safety of yourself and others on the water.

At MyBoatCard.com, we make it easy to get your Halifax boating license. Our online boater safety course is designed to be convenient and user-friendly, allowing you to study at your own pace and complete the course on your own time. Plus, with our top-rated customer service and knowledgeable instructors, you can be confident that you’re getting the best possible education.

Exploring Halifax By Boat

But why stop at just getting your boating license? Halifax and the surrounding area offer some of the best boating opportunities in the country, with beautiful waterways and plenty of exciting destinations to explore. Here are just a few of the top places to boat in and around Halifax:

  • Halifax Harbour: This bustling port is a hub of activity and offers plenty of opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to take in the sights and sounds of the city, or just enjoy a peaceful cruise around the harbour, there’s something for everyone here.

  • Bedford Basin: Located just outside of Halifax, the Bedford Basin is a popular spot for boaters looking to escape the city and enjoy some peaceful solitude on the water. The basin is home to a number of marinas and boat launches, making it easy to get out on the water and explore.

  • Eastern Shore: For those looking to venture further afield, the Eastern Shore offers some of the most breathtaking boating opportunities in the region. With rugged coastlines, secluded coves, and plenty of wildlife to spot, this is a true boating paradise.

  • Annapolis Valley: Located just a short drive from Halifax, the Annapolis Valley is home to some of the most beautiful waterways in the region. From peaceful lakes to winding rivers, there’s plenty to explore here.

When you are boating in and around Halifax, it’s important to always follow safe boating practices and adhere to all local regulations. That’s where a boating license comes in – it ensures that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to operate a boat safely and responsibly.

Staying Safe On The Water

So if you’re ready to take the first step towards getting your Halifax boating license, click on the “Get Your Card” button below and get started today. 

Our online course is easy to use, convenient, and affordable, and with our top-rated customer service and knowledgeable instructors, you can be confident that you’re getting the best possible education. 

We look forward to helping you get out on the water and explore all that Halifax has to offer.

Go boating today!

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MyBoatCard.com® has been Canadas trusted provider of boating safety education since 1999. Our Transport Canada approved Pleasure Craft Operator Card is valid for use nationwide.

MyBoatCard.com® aims to provide the best value and educational experience to all Canadians. We also guarantee the fastest shipping in Halifax. We will manufacture and ship your card in under 48 hours.

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The 10 most common questions asked by boaters in Halifax.

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Do all boat operators in Halifax need a boating license?

Anybody who operates a motorboat in Halifax must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (Boating License) or other proof of competency, regardless of engine horsepower or age of the operator.

How do I obtain a boating license in Halifax?

You can obtain your Halifax PCOC by completing our free online boating safety course and passing the Transport Canada PCOC exam. When you have passed the online exam you can print your temporary PCOC and go boating right away. We will mail out your permanent pleasure craft operator card in under 48 hours.

Does my Halifax boating license expire?

The Pleasure Craft Operator Card never expires and is good for life! There are no annual fees. 

What age do I need to be to get a boating license in Halifax?

There is no minimum age for obtaining a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. As long as you are old enough to take the online boating safety course and pass the online exam you are old enough to get a boating license in Halifax. Remember, your boating license never expires!

Are there age and horsepower restrictions in Halifax?

In Halifax, horsepower restrictions apply to operators under 16 years of age. Youths less than 16 years of age may not operate boats in Winnipeg with motors over certain horsepower limits unless someone 16 years of age or older, and certified, is directly supervising them from inside the boat.

You must be 16 years of age or older to operate a PWC / jet ski in Halifax.

Is the Halifax boating license valid in all other Canadian provinces?

Your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (boating license) is valid in all Canadian provinces and territories.

What happens if I lose my Halifax boating license?

If you lose your boating license, simply give us a call on 1800 886 5303 to order a replacement card. We will send you a temporary card to print immediately so you can go boating right away. Your replacement PCOC will be shipped out to you within 48 hours.

What’s the Halifax boating safety course all about?

MyBoatCard.com’s official safety course has been approved by Transport Canada. The course provides you with the knowledge required to pass the Transport Canada PCOC exam and obtain your Halifax boating license. The course topics include boating basics, safety equipment, boat operation, rules and regulations and boating navigation rules. Best of all, MyBoatCard.com® provides the course for free.

Is the Transport Canada exam difficult?

MyBoatCard.com’s safety course covers everything you need to know to pass your online PCOC exam. The online PCOC exam is open book and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The passing score is 75% (38 out of 50). If you fail don’t worry you can retake the exam after a 24 hour wait. Your one-time fee includes unlimited exam retries and unlimited access to the online course material.

How long does it take to receive my boating license in Halifax?

When you pass the online boating license test, you can print your Temporary Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) at home and go boating in Halifax right away. The temporary PCOC expires 60 days from the date you passed the test. MyBoatCard.com® will manufacture and ship your permanent PCOC within 48 hours. It should arrive at your Halifax mailing address within one week.

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MyBoatCard.com® is Canada’s trusted provider of boating safety education and has been Transport Canada approved since 1999.

MyBoatCard.com® is accredited by Transport Canada to certify boaters for their Official Pleasure Craft Operator Card. The boating card is good for life and valid in all Canadian provinces and territories including Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

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MyBoatCard.com® is Canada’s trusted provider of boating  safety education and has been Transport Canada approved since 1999.

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MyBoatCard.com® guarantees the fastest shipping in Halifax. Your boating license (PCOC) is manufactured and shipped out in under 48 hours.

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MyBoatCard.com® online boating safety course is fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. The course has been designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

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Transport Canada approved Halifax Boating Safety Course is free.
Take the course in your own time and risk free.

Other providers try to get you to pay upfront before you even have a chance to try out their course!

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MyBoatCard.com® is accredited by Transport Canada to deliver boating safety courses and administer tests for the issuance of Pleasure Craft Operator Cards, including replacement cards, under the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations.

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