South Florida is known for its fun in the sun boating activities. Spring and summer activities generally involve waterfront activities encompassing the Stuart area, running down the sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean to Jupiter’s interactive turquoise blue Intracoastal Waterway, and further south to North Palm Beach’s canals.
To connect with all the boaters, and plan get togethers and have safe adventures on the water, comprehensive knowledge of boating and watercraft safety is a must! Understanding basic boating instructions help you improve your boating skills and become a better and more prepared skipper. Consider brushing on your boating education. Some things might have changed since you have last checked. Currently available is a boating basics manual used by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary with easy to understand boating instructions and illustrations. Please visit www.boat-ed.com/florida for “How to Boat Smart, Florida Boating Safety Course”.
BOATER LICENSE – If you are under the age of 22 and want to operate a boat or personal watercraft with a horsepower of 10 or greater, you will need to have a Boating Safety Education ID Card.
BOATING SAFETY COURSES – Fulfill your boater education requirements and receive your ID Card by doing one of the following suggested items:
- Complete a course given by an approved third party provider, such as www.boaterexam.com . You can take this Florida state approved online course, print your temporary certificate and be on the water in just a few hours! 3 easy steps.
- Complete a course offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
Fees for the courses will vary for each provider. Please check websites for schedules. Also, note that non-residents of the state of Florida who do not have the equivalent of safety ID from their home state may apply for a temporary certificate. For details on this and other boating safety information, please visit www.dmv.org/fl-florida/boat-registration or call (850) 488-5600.
The reason people move to our area is for the climate and the marine perks. Jupiter is tucked away in the northernmost corner of Palm Beach County with an abundance of natural beauty and ton of small town charm. When out on the water look for the old historic Jupiter Lighthouse, a colorful landmark for over 100 years. Any questions about living on the water, the Loxahatchee River or anywhere in this highly sought after residential area please contact RIVERteam@wpfcc.com or please call (561)746-7272.