A Boating and Angling Guide to Nassau and Duval Counties A Boating and Angling Guide to Nassau and Duval Counties
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About This Guide
Safety and Courtesy
Share the Road
Boat Ramps
Canoe and kayak Launches
Paddling Trails
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In addition to being considered the fishing capital of the world, Florida can also boast that it is the boating capital of the United States. During the years 20010 and 20011, almost 900,000 pleasure boats were registered in Florida. During this same time, over 33,000 of those were registered in Nassau and Duval counties. This does not account for boaters living in Georgia that also fish these waters.

Boaters around Nassau and Duval Counties take advantage of the opportunities for spending time on the riverine and coastal waters. Many boaters cruise up and down the St. Johns River. Others spend time fishing in the rivers as well as offshore. Paddlers travel around inshore waters observing local wildlife.

This section of the Web site provides boaters information about safe boating, sharing the road with cargo and passenger ships, DEP-designated Clean Marinas, public access boat ramps, canoe and kayak launches, and managed and marked paddling trails.

Boating safety education requirements
Boat operators who were born on or after January 1, 1988 must have a Florida Boating Safety Education Identification Card in order to operate a motorboat with ten horsepower or more. The requirement to take an approved boating safety course and to obtain an FWC-issued identification card will not change, but the age threshold for the educational requirements will now be based on whether or not you were born on or after January 1, 1988.For more information about boating safety education requirements, visit MyFWC.com

For more information about boating and boating safety, please visit the following Web sites:
FWC, Boating and Waterways section
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

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