Boating in Florida

Airboat.pngFWC will be hosting three public hearings regarding rule development for the purpose of establishing airboat operators course minimum standards that will apply to airboat operators carrying passengers for hire.  Please follow these links for information on the dates, times, and places for these hearings.

May 1, 2018, Naples External Website
May 2, 2018, Ft. Lauderdale External Website
May 3, 2018, Orlando External Website

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:
A child under the age of 6 must wear a USCG-approved Type I, II or III personal flotation device (PFD) while onboard a vessel under 26 feet that is underway.

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