The California Department of Boating and Waterways Launches Digital Boating Facility Locator

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New digital boating app provides powerful searching capabilities and highlights facility amenities

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Boating Facility Locator App

The Boating Facility locator equips boaters with important information for all boating excursions, whether from home or on the go.

The California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) launches the first-ever digital Boating Facility Locator, providing directions, weather and news for more than 1,400 boating facilities throughout California. Created by full-service advertising firm, Glass Agency, the new tool was designed to make California’s waterways more accessible to the four million Californians who annually enjoy recreational water sports.

“California’s great climate and expansive waterways make activities such as boating, kayaking, rafting and sailing some of the most popular recreational activities in the state,” shares Amber Williams, President of Glass Agency. “DBW strives to service these communities of boaters with useful tools and safety information to make their experiences as enjoyable as possible. The Boating Facility Locator is one of these helpful tools.”

Available via desktop or smartphone, the Boating Facility Locator can be accessed within Boat California’s Facebook page or by visiting


Boating facilities can be searched a variety of ways including by name, city, body of water or county. Information for each facility includes a list of amenities and services, a 5-day weather forecast, and a facility address, phone number and website. The Facebook application further provides reliable Google maps and directions; the mobile version interfaces with smartphone navigation for direction customization.

A strong focus during construction was user-ease and interactive communication amongst boaters; a public comment field for each facility allows Facebook users to post suggestions and communicate with other boaters. A section at the top right quickly links to boating laws and navigation code updates.

Boaters can easily search where best to fill up on gas or water, where to find restrooms or repair services, and where to dock for the day or night. The Boating Facility locator equips boaters with important information for all boating excursions, whether from home or on the go.

Be sure to use the Boating Facility Locator for your next boating excursion. Learn more and become a fan on Facebook.

The Department of Boating and Waterways reminds you to boat safely.

The California Department of Boating and Waterways provides boaters with information and services to ensure safety and enjoyment on all of California’s waterways. “If it’s your boat, it’s your responsibility.” Learn more at

Glass Agency is a creatively driven, fully integrated advertising agency located in Sacramento California. Daughter company, Rumble Interactive, offers full service digital and social media services. Other Glass clients include Amtrak California, Save Mart Supermarkets and Togo’s Sandwiches. Learn more at

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