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    Charter Boat License

    Agency: Natural Resources

    Please consult the Charter Boat Program website for more information.

    Required State License(s):

    Licensed with the Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division if the vessel operates on inland lakes, regardless of number of passengers, or if the vessel carries 6 passengers or less (not including captain and paid crew members);  888-427-5662.

    Required to have a ship's pilot license with the Department of Natural Resources or Coast Guard, if the vessel is operated by other than the renter.

    Other License(s):

    If the vessel carries 7 or more passengers (excluding captain and paid crew members) and operates on the Great Lakes, should be licensed with the Coast Guard. Contact the Coast Guard at Regional Exam Center, telephone: (419) 418-6010.

    Revised: 12/2013

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