Boating in Florida

The Incident Command responding to pollution caused by Hurricane Irma is hard at work cleaning up after one of the most powerful storms in Florida’s history. Assessment teams are leaving stickers on damaged boats, requesting that the owner call the Displaced Vessel Hotline. Find more information here:

Displaced Vessel Hotline

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:
The operator of a boat towing a skier may not pull the skier close enough to a fixed object or another vessel to create a risk of collision.

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