Boating in Florida

emergency locator beacons


Emergency Locator Beacons

Save Your Life with an (ELB), save some money on your vessels registration at the same time. 

For more information on how to save on your vessel registration, please visit the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles's Vessel Registration Information External Website.

Learn more about ELBs.

The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement works to provide safe and enjoyable boating for the people of Florida and its visitors through the effective and coordinated management of our waterways. We will strive to work with all stakeholders when developing rules and making statutory recommendations. We will accomplish this by incorporating sound scientific data, reasonable public input and common sense. We will work to formulate the best solutions possible without jeopardizing our natural resources or our freedoms to navigate.

FWC Facts:
If you're boating through an unfamiliar waterway, stay within the marked channels.

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