Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and this unofficial kickoff to summer deserves some preparation—especially if you’re planning on boating over the weekend. Here at Discover Boating, we’ve compiled some simple Memorial Day boating tips that will help you and your crew enjoy safe and fun days on the water during this busy holiday weekend.

Follow these pro tips to help with advanced planning, and take notes on how to use good common-sense and basic boating etiquette to improve your situational awareness during your outings.

5 Memorial Day Boating Tips