Being surrounded by water on three sides, Florida is a great place to go boating! Whether you own a small fishing boat or a large offshore center console boat, if you go boating in Florida, you will still need a boating license and need to follow the Florida boat laws. It’s also important you are knowledgeable on boating basics and you have all the safety equipment needed.

Florida boat laws are handled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement. They also manage all of the Florida boat ramps and access points.