Boaters must also follow any rules set by local laws, federal laws, and the facilities where they operate including Canyon Lake. GetMyBoat operators must comply with the lajes ordinance which includes by not limited to permits, licences, correct boats and captains, pick-up and drop-off points, and all other regulations.

Canyon Lake in Arizona is a popular boating destination for boaters of all experience levels. The lake has a surface area of 950 acres and a maximum depth of 135 feet. It is surrounded by stunning red rock cliffs and picturesque scenery. Canyon Lake is known for its calm waters and variety of boating activities. Boaters can enjoy swimming, fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing. The lake is also a popular destination for pontooning and cruising.


It is required for boating operations to have an updated and valid registration. Access the link below to update or renew your boat registration.

State of Arizona Registration


Insurance that covers your vessel for boat rentals is required. Boat Charter Insurance is one of GetMyBoat's partners that can assist you with obtaining a commercial insurance policy

Operating a Vessel

A valid U.S. driver's license or a boater education card is required to operate a vessel. We have added a boater safety course below which is strongly suggested for anyone operating a vessel.

State of Arizona Boaters Education

Arizona's Game and Fish Information

Boat Ramps

Here are a few boat ramps that you can use for your operations

Palo Verde Boat Launch

Laguna Boat Ramp

Life Jackets

Life jackets must be easy to reach, in good condition, and the right size for the person wearing them. All boats 16 feet or longer, except canoes and kayaks, must also have a throwable flotation device on board that is approved by the US Coast Guard. This device can be used to throw to someone in the water.

All children 12 years old and younger must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times while on a boat. The life jacket must be worn as recommended by the manufacturer and must fit snugly. All snaps, zippers, and fasteners must be closed.

Every person on a personal watercraft, such as a Jet Ski or Wave Runner, must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket with all fasteners and closures secured as recommended by the manufacturer. The life jacket should also be adjusted to fit snugly.

Every person being towed behind a boat on water skis or a similar device must wear a life jacket.

Additional Facts

A Tonto Discovery Pass or a Tonto Daily Pass and Watercraft Sticker are required for boating.