Your Boat License in Florida – Rules and Regulations

For many visitors, boating is the ultimate way to experience Florida's turquoise waters and exotic little islands. Luckily, with a little preparation, anybody can drive a boat in Florida. In some cases, you do not even need a special license. In this article you will learn how the boating regulations work and what you should [...]

iPad Boat Navigation Software – Your Companion On The Water

Boating without nautical experience! That sounds like a real challenge. Thanks to the latest navigation technology, the whole thing is put into perspective. In this article we show you what today's navigation software does and how it helps you to enjoy your boat tour instead of being busy with the interpretation of nautical charts. Ad [...]

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

DO I NEED A BOATING LICENSE TO OPERATE A BOAT IN FLORIDA? In order to operate a motorboat often (10) horsepower or greater, Florida law requires anyone who was born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 to successfully complete an approved boating safety course and obtain a Boating Safety Education Identification Card issued by the [...]

Manatees in Florida – the gentle Grazers up-close

Especially in the winter, you can see them in coastal waters, canals and rivers – Florida’s iconic manatees or sea cows. Together with alligators and dolphins, they are the animal stars of the Sunshine State. And you cannot only watch them from the shores or on a boat ride. Swimming with manatees is one of [...]

Plan your Boat Trip with this Boat Navigation Tool

Boating is a popular way to explore Southwest Florida at your own pace and enjoy nearly unlimited freedom. However, a little planning is necessary before you can head for idyllic islands and other destinations near Cape Coral. If you want to know how long it takes to get to your destination and which route to [...]


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