Boating Safety & Info
You must have a Florida Boating License (or from another State) for driving a PWC (or a boat over 10 Horse Power) for all those born after January 1, 1988, (currently between the ages of 14 through 3). Under 14 years of age are not allowed to drive. Born before Jan 1, 1988 or older will not need one to drive. Boating License holders may rent if 18 years older.
CWS now offers a Temporary Florida Boaters Certificate by appointment. Cost is $3.00 per test. It’s 25 questions and you must pass 19 to pass. It is valid for one year with proof of a Photo ID.
State Rules for PWC Boating
See our WaveRunner-Jetski-PWC page
Florida’s Temp Boaters Cert Test $9.90 good for One Year!
Free Online Boating Course by BoatUS Lifetime Boaters Certificate, Good in 32 States!
Complete the test and print out the Certificate of Completion — You MUST bring a copy with you and have a photo ID with you, too! It’s good for 90 days. You can mail a copy of your certificate to the respective State’s Marine Dept. to get a plastic card mailed to you – in about 3 weeks!
Things to do & Tourist Info Web Sites
If you really want action and combine some City fun, Coconut Grove and Miami’s famous South Beach are a little over an hour’s drive. In less than an hour, you can surround yourself with alligators and birds of the Everglades National Park. The Anhinga trail is highly recommended. And for the racing enthusiasts, check out NASCAR’s Miami-Homestead Speedway just 25 minutes away.
Heading south to the “Southernmost Point“? No problem, Key Largo is half way there. Why not take a break for a more secluded and personalized watersports experience before bustling Key West, with its many shops, palm lined streets and gingerbread mansions. In fact, there is so much to do on shore in Key West that, for the discerning customer, Key Largo might just offer the right balance of relaxation and fun on the water.
Visit Florida USA
Key Largo Chamber of Commerce
Key Largo Florida Keys Official Tourism Site
Islamorada Chamber of Commerce
Homestead Tropical Visitor’s Center
Key Largo Boat Rentals
Homestead Miami Speedway
Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
Florida Keys History & Environment
Everglades Alligator Farm
H2O Parasailing in Hilton Head Island
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