Every Getmyboat operator must follow local rules. This includes getting the right registrations, passes, and permits, meeting requirements for the boat and captain, and using the right docks and areas for their boat business. Also, operators need to follow any other local laws and facility rules

Grapevine Lake is a popular spot for boating, fishing, swimming, and camping. Just 20 miles northwest of Dallas and northeast of Fort Worth, this reservoir offers a variety of recreational activities for all ages.


Here are the following details that will be necessary to get your vessel registered.

  • Address including first and last name
  • The vessels length
  • Motor type on vessel
  • HIN (boat's hull identification number)
  • Purchase date of vessel

State of Texas registration can be renewed and updated here

Party Boat Operator License:

To drive a charter vessel (excluding sailboats) carrying over six passengers and measuring 30 feet or more in length on inland waters, obtaining a Party Boat Operator License is obligatory. The sole exemption applies to those possessing a USCG OUPV License or an advanced Captain's License.

For comprehensive insights into the Party Boat License, additional information is available Party Boat License

USCG License:

If securing a U.S. Coast Guard license is necessary, Getmyboat collaborates with Mariners Learning System to streamline the certification process.

The OUPV (6-pack) is the most popular option. Use the promo code GETMYBOAT10 for 10% off all products.


Getmyboat is partnered with Boat Charter Insurance to protect your business. It is required to have the proper insurance that offers coverage for all paid charters.

Corps of Engineers:

To conduct business on Government property, you must obtain authorization from the Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. Written approval from the District is required for any business activities on Government property, encompassing watercraft or vehicle rentals or sales, fee-charging events, vendor operations, races, tournaments, and advertising for businesses. Specifically, seeking permission from the District Commander is essential prior to engaging in advertising activities, such as distributing flyers to visitors, placing them on vehicles, displaying signs or banners, or engaging in any form of solicitation.

Pick Up / Drop off:

Here is a list of boat ramps you can use for your boating operations

Katie’s Woods Boat Ramp
Farris Branch Boat Ramp
Sand Bass Boat Ramp
Dove Loop Boat Ramp
McPherson Slough Boat Ramp
Meadowmere Lane Boat Ramp
Lakeview Park

Daily Fee – $5 (Credit/debit only, digital pay station located at each ramp or by phone)
*Resident Annual Pass – $40
*Non-Resident Annual Pass – $80

Additional information:

Here are some of the boat rental rules on Grapevine Lake:

  • Boaters may not operate a boat in an area that is restricted due to construction or other activities.
  • As of September 1, 2011 new laws require anyone born on or after September 1, 1993 are required to complete a boater education course to operate a vessel. For more information on this new law and for information on upcoming classes please Click Here.
  • Boats must be registered with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
  • Boaters must obey all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Boaters may not operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Boaters may not operate a boat at speeds that endanger other boaters or swimmers.
  • Boaters may not operate a boat in designated swimming areas.
  • Boaters may not operate a boat within 100 feet of a shoreline structure.

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