2013 ORS § 830.435¹
Charter boat license
  • reciprocity with Washington license holders

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person may not engage in the business of carrying seven or more passengers for hire for angling, sightseeing or other recreational purposes on the waters of this state without first obtaining a charter boat license from the State Marine Board.

(2) A person who holds a valid license or registration issued by the State of Washington may engage in the business of carrying passengers for hire for angling, sightseeing or other recreational purposes in this state without obtaining a charter boat license from the board if:

(a) The person operates a charter boat that leaves from and returns to a port in the State of Washington;

(b) The person operates the charter boat within the jurisdiction of the State of Oregon in the Pacific Ocean north of Cape Falcon, or in the Columbia River; and

(c) The State of Washington adopts provisions that allow a person to engage in the business of carrying passengers for hire for angling, sightseeing or other recreational purposes with a valid Oregon charter boat license within the jurisdiction of the State of Washington in the Pacific Ocean south of Leadbetter Point, or in the Columbia River. [1989 c.885 §3; 1993 c.132 §1; 2005 c.115 §§2,4; 2007 c.148 §2; 2013 c.146 §4]