Florida

Boat Accident Reporting in Florida

Boat Accident Reporting Requirements An operator involved in a boat accident is required to: Stop their boat at the scene of the accident. Assist any person in distress, or who has been injured, so lo...

Protecting Florida’s Manatees

Florida’s Manatees Florida’s manatees are large aquatic mammals, which are recognizable from their thick, gray wrinkled skin. They can be found in fresh, brackish and salt water throughout Florida...

Boating and Alcohol Laws in Florida

Florida’s Boating and Alcohol Laws It is illegal in the state of Florida to operate any boat, or to manipulate any waterskis, sailboard or similar device, while under the influence of alcohol, d...

Reckless Boat Operation in Florida

Florida’s Laws for Reckless Boat Operation It is illegal in the state of Florida to operate a boat in a reckless or negligent manner. Boaters are responsible for operating their boat in a prudent ma...

Florida’s Boating License Requirements

Mandatory Boating License Requirements Boat operators in Florida are required to obtain a Boating Safety Education ID Card (commonly referred to as a ‘boating license’) and are required t...

Boat Registration and Trailering Laws in Florida

Florida’s Boat Registration and Titling Requirements To operate a boat legally on Florida’s Public Waters, you are required to obtain a Florida Certificate of Registration and a validation dec...