WATER police have one simple request for those heading out on the water in the upcoming school holidays - be safe.

Police took the Chronicle out on the water yesterday to observe as they conducted water safety inspections and water-side breath tests.

In about 10 minutes two boats were pulled over.

Both were carrying the required lifejackets and were driving under the legal blood alcohol limit.

Hervey Bay Water Police Sergeant Paul Bacon said it was a timely reminder to take care, with the highest water activity expected during the September holidays.

"We are not out to ruin anyone's fun but we do want them to be safe," Sgt Bacon said.

To help boaties and recreational anglers meet their safety requirements, Hervey Bay Police have launched a booklet listing all the safety requirements.

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