The Official Florida Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with FL laws governing boating and safe boat operation with the boating handbook of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The Florida Boaters Guide: A Handbook of Boating Laws and Responsibilities

The Florida Boaters Guide: A Handbook of Boating Laws and Responsibilities is the official boating handbook developed for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The handbook introduces you to Florida laws governing boating and provides general information about safe vessel operation.

Use this handbook to familiarize yourself with steps to make all your boating outings safe and enjoyable. Remember, safety on Florida waterways is the responsibility of all boaters.

Topics include:

  • Vessel Basics
  • Navigation Rules
  • Nighttime Navigation
  • Emergencies
  • Personal Watercraft (PWCs)
  • Boating Laws and Regulations
  • Required Equipment
  • Skiing
  • And much more…

Free Version

This Florida boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.