MA Updates Boating Guidelines; Rafting Prohibited

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has updated its guidelines for recreational boaters in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19.

The safe operation of recreational boats is permitted under the following guidelines:

  • All users while on boat ramps, docks, piers etc., shall follow social distancing.
  • All recreational crafts must remain a safe distance apart. Rafting-up vessels in prohibited.
  • All recreational boating is subject to the discretion of local officials, harbormasters, and law enforcement.
  • All local rules, regulations, laws and Coast Guard requirements still apply.

Read the full set of guidelines here: