Florida Boating License

For the boating enthusiast with broad tastes, there is perhaps no place in the United States more wonderful than Florida because of its great diversity. Florida offers great access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, but it also boasts countless swamps, streams, rivers, ponds and lakes, both freshwater and brine. Along the coast, Florida boasts great ports and marinas that serve commercial liners all the way down to the smallest recreational vehicles. Inland, there are many lakeside marinas where visitors can rent powerboats, jet skis, fishing boats and even sailboats. The outfitters give you access to the swamps and the rivers, which range from quietly winding to raging whitewater, and which attract small boaters, canoers, kayakers, rafters, tubers and so much more.

Florida boasts more than 4,500 square miles of inland waterways and more than 8,000 miles of coastline, and a great deal of it is accessible to recreational boaters. If you choose a coastal adventure, you will also have access to Florida's amazing beaches and beach life. You can bring your own boat, rent a boat, take a cruise, take a boat tour or go on a fishing excursion. The opportunities are nearly limitless. If you opt for an inland vacation, then you can choose sail boating or power boating on a lake, a casual river excursion or you can dare Florida's most challenging rivers. Inland, you will also have access to Florida's incredible park system, which includes camping and much more.

Florida Boat License: Bobber Card

The Florida Boat License is required for anyone 21 years of age and younger who operate a boat of 10hp or greater on Florida's waters.

  • Free boat safety course online
  • Fully narrated & interactive (over 150 animated videos)
  • Boat license test approved by the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC)
  • $29.95, paid only when you pass the test
Get Your Florida Boating License!