Collier County Extension



Boater Resources

Recreational boating is a favorite pastime for many Collier County residents and visitors, and the boating sector helps support a multi-billion dollar tourism industry in the region. Recreational boaters play a vital role in keeping Florida’s waterways clean and healthy when they adopt environmentally friendly practices such as storing their trash, preventing fuel and oil leaks, and protecting wildlife and sensitive habitats.  By following boating regulations and educating themselves about proper safety measures, boaters also help protect themselves, other boaters and their personal property. Below are several resources to help boaters make more informed decisions on being a responsible boater.


Boating and Waterway Management

·         Collier County Waterway Management

·         Collier County Recreational Boating Characterization Study

·         Florida Boating Regulations

·         Anchorage Guide to SW Florida

·         Historic Geography of SW Florida Waterways-Volume II Pine Island to Marco Island


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

·         Collier County Coast Guard Auxiliary Programs

   o   Marco Island Flotilla

   o   Naples Flotilla

   o    Wiggins Pass Flotilla



·         Marine Forecast and Tide Information










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