Lake Havasu is a boater's paradise, with its clear blue water, stunning scenery, and abundant sunshine. With over 400 miles of coastline, there is something for everyone to enjoy on Lake Havasu. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day cruising the lake, a thrilling day of wakeboarding or water skiing, or a day of fishing with the family, Lake Havasu has it all.

All GetMyBoat operators are required to follow local and federal rules and regulations. Getmyboat has compiled a list of requirements for Lake Havasu which includes an updated registration, a valid pick-up and drop-off spot, obtaining local permits, having a proper license, and all other rules that apply.


An up-to-date boat registration is required to operate a vessel in the State of Arizona. You can get started with this link.


To rent a boat, you must have insurance that covers rentals. Our partnership with Boat Charter Insurance will make it easy to obtain a commercial insurance policy.

Arizona Requirements

We strongly encourage going through the boater education course or obtaining a USCG captain's license. In Arizona, you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license, or have completed a boater education course, to operate a boat.

State of Arizona Boaters Education

Arizona's Game and Fish Information

Pick up/ Drop off Locations

There are other locations that are available for public use, here are a few recommendations.

Cattail Cove State Park

Mon-Thu: $10
Fri-Sun & Holidays: $15

Site six - 591 Beachcomber Blvd Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

No Fee

Lake Havasu Safety Requirements

  • Life jackets: Kids under 12 must wear life jackets at all times on boats. Everyone being towed must also wear a life jacket.
  • No drinking: It's illegal to drive a boat while under the influence.
  • Slow down: Boat speeds must be controlled to avoid collisions and wakes that could damage other boats or property.
  • Be aware: Boaters must be aware of their surroundings and navigate safely. This includes staying to the right of the lake and yielding to non-motorized watercraft.

Additional Resources

  • To obtain a USCG captain license you can reach out to our partner Mariners Learning System. Use the promo code GETMYBOAT10 for 10% off all products.