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Want to Help?

Florida by Water provides its web listings, access and content for free.   However, if you would like to help us promote boating in Florida through a finical investment, donation or partnership we will be more than happy to work with you.  You can download our rate sheet. We are also  are looking for one or two sponsors . Please contact Rusty Gardner for any questions. 904-866-6389 or rusty@floridabywater.com

FBW Representatives

Have a question? E-mail a Florida By Water Representatives.

Miami-Dade - Broward Counties

Howard Cohen E-Mail

Howard is the Fleet Captain and Past Commodore of Southeast Florida Yacht Club. Howard holds an Advanced Pilot rating from the United States Power Squadrons and is Law Officer of the Fort Lauderdale Power Squadron

Southwest Florida- Lee County and the Placida, Gasparilla area in Charlotte County

Shane Waterfront Wilson E-Mail

Shane is a Waterfront Realtor in the Fort Myers area and produces a weekly blog ( Boating Guide) about his boating adventures. He has extensive experience on the water and loves boating adventures with his family. Shane can not only help you find that perfect destination, chances are, he'll have pictures to prove it.


Sheila Hauser E-Mail 850-251-0445

Sheila is the President of Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce as well as Marketing Consultant/Public Relations/Video Production.

How to become a Representative

Florida By Water is looking for an experienced boater from each boating community throughout Florida. This person will be the “go to“ resource when questions arise about the location. The time commitment will be small. Just answer questions as they arise and help us know about location changes in your area. In return, you will be listed, along with any other information you request, on our local resource page. Another plus, is the ability to moderate forums for your area, if you choose. If you’re interested in volunteering to be a Florida By Water representative, please send an e-mail listing your contact information along with your local boating experience. Together we can make discovering Florida by boat a safe and enjoyable experience for our nautical neighbors.


Q. Can I find locations which are close to either the area where I am right now or where I'm headed?

A. Yes, if you use the search function at the top of the page. Put in the first three GPS coordinates in this format 30.4 -87.2 (no comma) This will show you a range of 5 miles. Keep in mind that this is line of sight. If you would like to calculate the distance (line of sight) from one location to the other, you can use this website.



Q. How do you determine what gets listed on the Florida By Water website?

A. First and foremost, each listing must be accessible by boa . Secondly, it must be available to the public. For example, you will notice that not all marinas are listed. The one that are listed are open to the public and have transit dockage. Plus, the location has to verified. If we can not find information on a location that is suggested, then it will not be listed on our site.


Q. How did you find all of these locations and how do you know they are accessible by water?

A Well, we can’t tell all of our secrets. But we can tell you that it took a year and a half to find them all! Each location has been verified.


Q, Where did you get the information about the cities?

A.Area Chambers of Commerce and/or Convention and Visitors Bureaus provided this information.


Q Why should I create an account?

A.There are many benefits to membership. Membership in Florida By Water gives you the ability to participate in our site. You can comment on locations, use the forums, use the trip planner and even get monthly newsletters if you wish.


Q Do you sell or share you membership list?

A. Nope. No way, no how. Your privacy is our first priority.


Q. I love the site so much, can I send you money?

A. Sure, we are not too proud to take a handout. Thanks!


Q. Can I suggest a location that I think should be added?

A. Of course! We would love to get your suggestions. You can e-mail us or just use the “Location Submit” button on the top left hand Navigation Bar.



Boating Links

Non Profit Organizations for Boating

Dream Waves America, Inc

Boating Safety

If there is one thing I get passionate about it is the use of DSC and MMSI numbers. Here are a few articles I have written On Scene Magazine (page 9) DSC/MMS Brochure

Florida Boating Laws

Get a Vessel Safety Check A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations

Boating Safety Resource Center

Boat Florida On Water Training Center Boat Florida is dedicated to providing the highest level of on water boating instruction. We can train anyone to maneuver and dock their boat with confidence. These skills will enhance your boating experience for years to come


Captian Tyler De Jong- I'm a reliable, experienced and licensed captain with great success in helping boaters over the last six years, whether it's power or sailboat lessons or deliveries.

Boca Ciega Yacht Club Adult Sail School: BCYC has been introducing people to joys of sailing since 1967. Classroom time and hands-on sailing in 16.5" Catalina Capris. Limited class size to maximize your experience.

Buy - Sell - Trade 

Boats Nation for all your boating needs, whether you're looking to buy, sell, or trade! Place your ad for FREE, and be seen by a huge audience (over 600,000 viewers just this month)!

IMP Marine Engines as a supplier of new and used marine engines.


Florida's Water: Ours to Protect promoting individual responsibility for protecting our local waters.



World of Boating Radio Show Listen Live, Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Click Here

Boatwrench Radio Show A great call-in show for boat repair. Listen Live Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Fishing Florida Radio BooDreaux’s BoonDocques helps listeners worldwide learn more about fishing Florida. Saturday 6:00 am to 9:00 am Listen Live

Ship Shape TV

How to do Florida TV Show



Reel Boating

Nuts & Bolts of Fishing

The Hull Truth

The Florida Sportsman

Boat Clubs / Boat Rentals

Freedom Boat Club: Discover how easily you can gain access to a fleet of boats of varying sizes and styles without maintenance, cleaning, or hassles.

Carefree Boat Club  Locations at Cape Harbor Marina, Cape Coral and Fish-Tale Marina, Ft. Myers Beach and over 20 locations nationwide.

Destin Vacation Boat Rentals Our Destin boat rentals allow you to enjoy all Destin, FL has to offer from our fishing, pontoon, or power boat rentals. Rent a boat or jet ski from our location on the Destin harbor or we can deliver it to your resort, vacation rental, or hotel marina. Daily and weekly boat rentals are available.

Boat Florida Rentals. BoatFlorida Rentals is the perfect way to spend a day on the water without the hassle associated with boat ownership. If your goal is to relax and have fun while making lasting memories, you came to the right place.

Amelia Boat Club & Rentals: Amelia Boat Club & Rentals offers a hassle-free and convenient boating alternative. We offer a variety of boats, gear, and accessories to choose from so that our members and rental clients can maximize their time on the water.

Fun Boat Rentals: Fun Rental Boats makes renting a boat easy and affordable. We ensure an unforgettable, worry-free experience on crystal blue waters from Ft Lauderdale to Miami.


NOAA Online Charts

Florida Fish and Wildlife GIS Data Files, Quick Maps


Manitou Boats

Jacksonville Marine

Boat Brands Guide This guide is a great resource to help consumers make an educated buying decision

National Organizations

American Boating Association

Boat US

Local Boating Links & Organizations

Sailing Singles of South Florida: The best sailing and boating club in South Florida. We sail in Miami, Broward and Palm Counties. Based in Fort Lauderdale, this Sailing Singles of South Florida club is the place to gather new friends to crew for your boat, sail on other members’ sailboats, or just learn to sail.

Lee County Lee County Boater

Fort Myers Shane Waterfront Wilson & The Boating Guide

Brevard County: Boat Brevard

Miami: Sail Miami

The Keys:www.bootkeyharbor.com

Treasure Coast: Talkin' Tourism Radio Show


GAFF Life Magazine Florida's saltwater fishing magazine is designed to inform, educate and entertain anglers

Boating Magazine

Boating Life Magazine

Soundings Magazine

Waterfront Times The only nautical publication delivered directly to waterfront homeowners living on the Intracoastal Waterway, New River, and Dania Cut-off Canal.

Marine Insurance

Ski Safe. We actually cover over 300,000 boats, personal watercraft and yachts. While we started out many years ago insuring solely ski boats (hence the name), we now handle everything from fishing boats to cruisers, sailboats, pontoons and just about everything in between

Kolisch Marine Insurance We represent and broker all the major Yacht and Marine Underwriters including, but not limited to, Pantaenius, Chartis, Seaworthy Insurance Company, New Hampshire, XL Specialty Insurance Company, National Union Fire Insurance Co., Progressive and of course, Underwriters at Lloyds.

United Marine Underwriters We offer some of the most competitive policy pricing and superior service available in the boat and PWC insurance industry today. United Marine is one of the largest boat and personal watercraft insurance providers in the country

Boat Insurance Guide

Allstate Our agency is dedicated to suggesting and providing the right coverage needs to ensure the proper protection for individual boating needs. We have a boat specialist on staff!


FL Fishing Reports  Cyber Angler: FL Fishing reports posted by professional Florida charter boat and party boat captains, fishing guides, local tackle shops, and businesses

Fishing Gadgets Hub 


Vacation Rentals SW Florida - Vacation rentals and boat rentals Cape Coral Florida, luxury holiday homes available for discount prices, a full travel agency for cruises and tours

Boat Florida Rentals: Rentals in Jacksonville Florida.

Amelia Boat Club & Rentals: Rentals in Amelia Island

Tikki Beach Charters Tikki Beach is a full-service charter company offering yacht charters and party boats in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Florida.

GetMyBoat A marketplace for boat rentals and all experiences on the water. We have over 750 rental options in Florida alone, though we work worldwide.


Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves’ Eco-Tour: Rentals in Amelia Island: These trips are intimate (max. of 6 passengers) aboard our comfortable, 25-foot Windsorcraft boat.  This is a two-hour long informative tour to view local wildlife that calls the aquatic preserves their home, including dolphins, manatees, white pelicans, and other colonial wading and diving birds. During the tour, visitors will learn about the importance of the estuaries, various habitats, and history of the area. Cost is $30 per person for a 2-hour tour. Tours will depart from the Gasparilla Marina located at 15001 Gasparilla Rd, Placida, FL 33946.  These tours run from October-April.  Come May, we will be offering snorkeling trips out of the same area through September


Marine 31 

CleanTools They help keep boat's exterior spotless, and the interior free of excess water and dirt.

Gold Eagle Fuel additives and aerospace protectants.

Yacht Services 

My Yacht Management My Yacht Management is a full-service boatyard and marina equipped to meet all of your boating needs.

Upholstery /Fabric

Fabric Maven Choose from a large selection of affordable upholstery fabrics in a variety of designs and colors.


MaraMAPS Tables embellished with custom charts or maps. Located in Tampa.

Custom Boat Flags Custom Boat Flags

BlueCosmo:  Satellite Phone Sales, rentals, and repairs

Coverquest helping boat owners get the perfect fit cover to protect their boat.

Marine Parts

SavvyBoater: Everything for the boater.  Great prices, great service, free shipping.


GS Products, we are your Steel Wire Rope, Lifting Gear, and Marine Superstore all rolled into one!

Boat Outfitters

Marine Surveying

http://www.suenosazules.com/ Suenos Azules  and Consulting

http://southfloridamarinesurveyor.com DJC Marine Surveyors, LLC


Marine Repair

Pitman Yacht Services  A full-service Maintenance facility located on the Anclote River in Tarpon Springs. They are one of the very few boatyards in Pinellas County that has a travel lift and can pull boats up to 75’


The Red Fish Grill

lightsredfishmiami9610 Old Cutler Road

Coral Gabels, FL 33156



By Water 25.679405, -25.679405

Dock at the Matheson Hammock Marina.



The Rusty Pelican

Screen_shot_2009-12-06_at_1.32.10_PM3201 Rickenbacker Causeway

Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

(305) 361-3818


By Water  25.747723, -80.175984

The Rusty Pelican is the most sought after restaurant with a view in South Florida. With the sun setting on Biscayne Bay against the backdrop of the alluring Miami skyline, The Rusty Pelican is the perfect spot for a romantic interlude or that special occasion.

Located in Florida on the Island of Key Biscayne and just minutes away from Interstate-95.

The Rusty Pelican has a breathtaking view of the City of Miami while offering superb cuisine and service. The fresh seafood changes with the season, deliciously enhanced with island-influenced salsas and flavors.



Bayside Marketplace

Screen_shot_2009-12-06_at_1.01.06_PM 401 Biscayne Blvd., R106

Miami, Florida 33132-1924

(305) 577-3344


By Water  25.779405, -80.185311

Indulge yourself at Bayside - the best food, fun, and shopping Miami has to offer. Whether you are interested in our vibrant marketplace, exotic restaurants, daily live entertainment or national brand name stores. Bayside's wealth of activity offers something for everyone. Come experience Miami, visit Bayside!

* 13 Restaurants

Cafe Azul

Screen_shot_2009-12-06_at_11.31.54_AM15000 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33154-1008


No Website Listed

By Water  25.905832, -80.124929


Montey's at Bayshore Landing Marina ( Montey's)

Screen_shot_2009-12-06_at_11.03.09_AM2550 S. Bayshore Drive

Coconut Grove, Florida



By Water  25.731704, -80.232350

Bayshore Landing is conveniently located in the heart of Coconut Grove. The location is perfect, offering easy access to the Intercoastal and Atlantic Ocean. Just around the corner, within walking distance, are the world famous restaurants, shops and galleries of Coconut grove. Bayshore Landing is a mere 20 minutes from Miami International Airport and close to major roadways. Our superlative location offers state-of-art marina facilities with amenities that are second to none.

Garcia's Seafood

User Rating: 4 / 5

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fresh-stone-crabsgracias398 NW North River Dr.

Miami, FL 33128



By Water  25.777290, -80.203910


Garcia's offers the freshest seafood in Miami. With their own fleet of fishing boats, Garcia's provides seafood fresh from the boats to your plate.

Garcia's has been in business for over 20 years which is indicative of its fresh, great tasting food.