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Florida is ranked No. 1 with almost 1 million registered boats in the U.S. surpassing Michigan and California. This number is projected to increase, necessitating the need for programs that address the sustainability of our natural resources.

Navigational, Historical & Environmental
Perspective of Charlotte County


Boaters Guide

Southwest Florida Regional Boating and Waterways Workshop

Stem to Stern II


Boating and Waterway Management

Charlotte County Natural Resources

Florida Sea Grant Boating and Waterways Planning Program

Charlotte County Recreational Boating Characterization Study

Florida Boating Regulations

Anchorage Guide to SW Florida

Historic Geography of SW Florida Waterways-Volume II Anna Maria Sound to Lemon Bay

Historic Geography of SW Florida Waterways- Volume II Placida Harbor to Marco Island

Regional Waterway Management System for Charlotte County

Planning for the Future of Recreational Boating Access to Charlotte County Waterways 2010-2050

Anchoring Away: Government Regulation and the Rights of Navigation in Florida


Conservation Practices

Florida Clean Boating Partnership

Clean Boating Habits

Boating and Seagrass Protection

Boating and Manatee Protection


Hurricane Preparedness for Boaters

Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Season (Youtube Video)

Storm Ready: Progressive Insurance Video on hurricane preparedness for boaters

Hurricane and Severe Weather Checklist:


Boating Safety

FWC Boating Safety Information

Boat U.S. Online Safety Course



Marine Forecast and Tide Information