There is a specific issue with the commercial scheduled-run water taxis - they are bigger (and frequently faster) than most of the other boats running up and down the coast. It is harder to see things close up to a large boat, and when you are going fast you come up on things with less time to correct your course. . Ergo - this kind of boat needs to cut a wider berth from others and stay in a more predictable "shipping lane".
The river by the park is a disaster waiting to happen for sure. Lots of kids are swimming there, and some of them find it really fun to swim under the water across the river. Even going slowly in a boat it is scary - kids come towards the boat yelling "give me a ride, give mea ride". This absolutely should not happen. WHERE ARE THEIR PARENTS AND WHAT ARE THEY THINKING ?