South Florida has endless outdoor opportunities you can take advantage of while visiting. Orlando and Miami is a gorgeous location to catch endless species here in Florida. Every adventure out on the water can lead you to the fish of a lifetime. A Freshwater Snook Fishing Charter can be a great addition to your vacation. Take a break from the beaches and hop on board with your loved ones for a trip of a lifetime!
Orlando bass fishing can really allow you to experience all that Florida is about. When you are traveling here, you have to set the hook into our exotic species. The Florida peacock bass is the dominant bass that is fished here in Miami. Our local experts have extensive knowledge about fishing here in South Florida. Miami is not the only destination that can produce exotics. Broward county holds excellent waters to do so as well. Captain Robert Miley is our Miami local expert and Captain Brett Isackson is our Broward County local expert.
Captain Robert Miley had the pleasure to go bass fishing with Julie and Don. They were traveling from Dallas, Texas on vacation. While they were here in South Florida, bass fishing was on the list to do. Julie and Don went out on a quick 4 hour trip that led them to experience something they never imagined. It was truly a trip of a lifetime for them.
Several lakes and canal systems fill South Florida. In Miami, one of the best lakes is Airport Lakes. Airport Lakes has a side lake called Blue Lagoon that has produced excellent fishing all year long. One of the impressive parts about fishing in Blue Lagoon is the ability to catch a variety of species. Florida peacock bass dominate the waterway but you can also catch Snook, jack crevalle, largemouth bass, tilapia and a number of other members of the cichlid family.
Airport Lakes is a great destination for anglers that want the ultimate experience. As well, it is great for family, loved ones, and inexperienced anglers that want to set the hook. Every chance to do so can lead to the fish you dream about. Julie and Don can attest to that fact.
Weather conditions were beautiful for this fishing trip. Everything lined up for an absolute slugfest on the water. Julie and Don caught 10 quality peacock bass with all of them in the 3 to 5-pound range. The biggest bass weighed 5.25 pounds. A fish of this magnitude is considered a trophy peacock bass. Along with this great catch, they also caught a monster freshwater Snook.
This Snook weighed in at 17 pounds and took them for a fight they won’t forget. Just shortly after bringing this giant to the boat, they also caught a 12 pound jack crevalle. This fishing trip was a never ending day of catching fish. Julie and Don caught a big tilapia to top it off. When you visit Miami, you can catch all the species you can hope for.
Just shortly after this fishing trip, Julie and Don traveled further north to Broward County to see what they can get themselves into. Captain Brett Isackson had the pleasure of fishing with them at Markham Park which is right on the edge of the Florida Everglades as well as Orlando. They were able to experience more bass fishing along with checking off another Florida exotic on their list.
Florida blessed them with another beautiful day on the water. Don and Julie put several more exotic species in the boat including peacock bass and snakeheads. They also caught a Snook but nothing compared to the one they caught in Miami. Don and Julie were excited to get the opportunity to catch the exotic snakehead. They really enjoyed their aggressive strike along with their powerful fight.
Captain Brett Isackson is excited to get another opportunity to catch more species with Don and Julie next time they visit South Florida!
When you are planning your next vacation to South Florida, make sure to consider getting out in the outdoors. One of the best ways to do so is on a bass fishing charter. You can experience endless amounts of species that come in a variety of sizes. Bring your family along on an adventure of a lifetime. The bass and exotics are biting strong, so don’t miss out on your adventure while it is still hot. We look forward to seeing you next time on the water!
Are you wondering where the bass fishing capital of the world is? Have you asked, “how can I catch a trophy largemouth bass? Or “When is the best time to come bass fishing in Florida? Welcome to Florida, the bass fishing capital of the world and the only place you can catch multiple species of bass in one fishing charter.
Florida is known to have some of the BEST bass fishing in the nation. Great fishing conditions year round promote exceptional action on all our major lakes and destinations. Many travel to this beautiful state and have never experienced all that Florida has to offer. When you think of Florida, the outdoors should be the first thought in your mind.
One of our goals here at Orlando Fishing is to provide you knowledge so that you can experience something new, unique, rewarding, and amazing. Our goal is to share along exceptional outdoor experiences with local experts that have spent hours and days on the water. When you step aboard our fishing vessels, rest assure you are in great hands.
Florida has a multitude of bass species you can catch. By far, the most common is the Florida largemouth bass. In addition, many travelers to South Florida also enjoy catching the exotic peacock bass. Also, you can catch sunshine bass, spotted bass, and striped bass. When it comes to catching these species, it all depends on which location and destination you will be traveling to.
Best time of year to go bass fishing in Florida?
When you come out on a fishing charter and adventure, enjoy catching largemouth bass and peacock bass. Those are the main targeted species here in Florida. In order to determine which destination would be best, you have to choose the species. Largemouth bass can be caught in every freshwater lake, pond, or river you can find. Peacock bass can only be caught in South Florida. The furthest north they have migrated to would be the Lake Osborne Chain of Lakes in Boynton Beach, FL.
The best time of year to come fish for largemouth bass is during their spawn. A spawn is an event of mating that occurs multiple times of year for many bass species. Each spawn will vary based off the temperatures and water conditions. Bass spawn at an optimal water temperature ranging from 65-75 degrees. These conditions begin to stabilize during the month of January into February. The best times to come catch largemouth bass here in Florida is from February through May. If you can plan your trip around moon phases that will give you the best chance at catching very large trophy-sized bass.
Florida Peacock Bass are highly exotic species that love the sunshine here in Florida. Peacock bass spawn during the months of April through September, also depending on water temperatures. They love to reside in very warm waters which are also the best time to come catch one. Females typically are the larger fish. The males or the protectors typically don’t get as large but grow a knot on top of their head. Peacock bass are incredibly fun to catch as they are aggressive, hard-pulling, and very colorful.
Best time of day to go bass fishing?
Many ask us on a daily basis: “When is the best time to go fishing in Florida?” The best time to go bass fishing is dependent on fishing conditions. If the fishing conditions are warm, the best time to come bass fishing is in the early morning. There is nothing like early morning topwater bites whether fishing for largemouth or peacock bass.
Florida, like the rest of the United States, experiences cold fronts during the winter months. If the cold fronts drop the water temperatures significantly, then the afternoon bite will be the strongest. If you are fishing during our warm months here in Florida, the early morning hours is when the temperature is the lowest and the bass bite the best. Get on the water before sunrise and get to your favorite fishing spot during safelight. Yet again, peacock bass love the warm water, so when the temperature of the water is highest, typically is the best time to get out there.
Bass Fishing in Florida can be accessed from every corner of the state. When you are looking to go out on a Florida bass fishing charter, the main way to choose your fishery is based off your travel location. Most of our main lakes are within driving range of all the major destinations. Every destination will provide a completely unique experience for bass fishing. Here is a guide to choosing your fishery based on your travel locations:
As you travel from North Florida to South Florida, you can uncover some of the most remarkable bass fishing experiences. You will never get bored while uncovering what Florida has to offer. Take a pit stop in Gainesville, FL to experience the Rodman Reservoir. If you are looking for a TROPHY bass fishery that produces almost all year long, this is your destination. Several of our local experts will get you on the largemouth bass of your dreams.
If you are visiting Central Florida, Orlando Florida Bass Fishing is a great option to get in the outdoors. Don’t worry; our local experts are highly professional and family friendly. Don’t forget to bring along everyone on your fishing charter to make a truly remarkable experience.
Orlando, FL is closely located to several exceptional largemouth bass fisheries. If you are looking for a more urban feel, the Butler Chain of Lakes is your destination. Enjoy a deep clear water chain of lakes surrounded by multimillion-dollar homes. When you adventure out on the Butler Chain, you are not only going to catch numbers of big bass but you also have the opportunity to fish behind Shaq’s and many other celebrities houses.
Just south of Orlando is another fantastic lake. Lake Tohopekaliga or Lake Toho for short is one of the BEST bass fisheries in the state of Florida. If you are looking for a trophy-sized bass all year long, Lake Toho is your destination. Lake Toho is located in Kissimmee, FL. This 35 square mile lake is jammed packed with family bass fishing action like no other! Take a break from the parks and tourist attractions and hop on board for a fishing adventure of a lifetime while Lake Toho Bass Fishing.
As we head further south, you can’t miss the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida, Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing is a major highlight for those that come to explore and visit Florida. Lake Okeechobee is a world-renown lake for its incredible bass fishing all year long. The largemouth bass are starting to move in and the fishing is going to be amazing the next couple of months. You can experience Lake Okeechobee from Okeechobee City, FL or Clewiston, FL, and finally Belle Glade, FL. Each location will give you a unique perspective on Florida Bass Fishing. Don’t miss out on your adventure!
If you are looking for the most unique fishing experience of them all, explore South Florida and Southwest Florida. The warmer climates bring about targeting exotic species along freshwater species that originated in saltwater. When you explore Naples, FL, you have the opportunity to fish two incredible bass fisheries. The Golden Gate Canal System in Naples is loaded with exotic peacock bass, largemouth bass, and freshwater Snook. This fishery is truly unique with the abundance of species you can catch with our local experts.
While visiting Naples, you can also experience the Florida Everglades. As of current, the Everglades is one of the most productive fisheries for big numbers of largemouth bass. If you love to throw artificial lures, this is your destination. Spend all day with birds flying overhead, alligators sunbathing and setting the hook into some quality bass. Alligator Alley would be the closest location to Naples. Come explore and catch more bass than you can imagine on a freshwater fishing trip.
Heading over to the east coast, you can experience even more freshwater Everglades bass fishing out of Orlando, FL. Explore the iconic Everglades Holiday Park on a bass fishing charter. Stop for lunch or power through and catch big numbers on the back flats and long canal systems of this beautiful and wild destination. You can also experience peacock bass fishing in Markham Park which is right on the board of the Everglades in West Orlando.
Finally, we come to the most incredible destination for exotic fishing: Miami, FL. Miami is one of the BEST destinations to visit in Florida. Not only, do you have incredible beaches, food, nightlife, views, but you have some of the most exciting bass fishing in Florida of them all. Enjoy catching TROPHY peacock bass that will light up your day with our local experts. The Miami International Airport Lakes or the Falls Canal System are exceptional destinations to catch that hard-fighting peacock bass you were hoping for. Airport Lakes will give you an urban feel while setting the hook into a bass with a plane overhead. The Falls Canal System is a quiet destination in a community of beautiful homes in South Miami. Each will fulfill your dreams of catching exotic species while bass fishing in Florida.
Best way to experience Bass Fishing in Florida?
The only way and best way to experience bass fishing in Florida is on a fishing charter. Our local experts and professional captains are on the water on a daily basis. This allows for you to spend as little time possible locating fish and just spend most of your time catching bass. Never worry about baiting, netting or removing a hook from a fish again, our local experts handle all of that. If you don’t have the equipment, our local experts come fully equipped for your fishing charter.
All you have to do is book you’re fishing adventure, bring your family along, hop on board and enjoy a fishing adventure of a lifetime. Our experts are knowledgeable, patient, passionate and committed to showing you the best possible experience. Enjoy a day on the water with our local experts that you will not forget. Let us handle and take care of everything for you.
Contact us with any questions you have about bass fishing in Florida. We are always here to help and you can book your reservation 24/7! We look forward to seeing you on the water next time!!
Are you visiting South Florida in the near future? Beautiful sunny weather is upon us making for some great outdoor activities. If you are looking for an urban adventure, Delray Beach is home to experience worthwhile. Big exotic peacock bass can be caught this time of year making for some fun in the sun. Enjoy a day Delray Beach Bass Fishing on your next visit to South Florida.
The Lake Ida Chain of Lakes is located in Delray Beach, FL near Orlando. When you board our local experts fishing vessels, you will cruise out into the open lake to eventually dock into a canal system where the peacock bass live. The beautiful homes will amaze you as you cast bait under a dock near structure. It won’t take long for the bass to bite and the fight you have been looking for begins.
Our local experts have years of experience fishing this amazing fishery. If you are looking for the most rewarding and exceptional fishing adventure, our local experts have you covered. Big bass can be caught on this chain of lakes making it fun for the experienced angler and the novice.
Captain Robert Miley had the pleasure of fishing with Richard Chizmar on Lake Ida. Richard is a novelist with several books out. While taking a little vacation time, he wanted to explore and catch peacock bass. Captain Miley put him on some quality peacock bass all trip long. It was an awesome day on the water.
The most effective method for catching peacock bass is live bait. Richard caught 15 nice peacock bass weighing up to 3.5 pounds. He also caught several quality largemouth bass. Conditions were overcast for most of the day but that did not stop the bass from biting. They were stacked up in one area that produced a majority of the fish. Peacock bass is moving on and off beds making for a good time to go catch them.
Captain Miley is looking forward to fishing with Richard again in the near future!
It was not long after this fishing trip that Captain Robert Miley was back on the water. Long-time repeat clients, Sandy and his golfing buddy Jay explored Lake Ida as well. This is one of their favorite lakes as it is close to their vacation residence. The afternoon bite was strong and the big bass was out to play.
Windy conditions can make the bite very difficult but you just have to find the areas that are more protected. Sandy and Jay caught over 10 peacock bass on their quick trip out. All the bass caught were between 3-5 pounds. Most of the peacock bass were spawning making for a fun day on the water. They were all light up and beautiful.
Captain Miley is looking forward to their next adventure on the water soon!
It was not long after this awesome fishing trip that Sandy and Jay were back on the water. Captain Miley yet again put them on some quality fish all trip long. This time, they adventured out on a 6-hour fishing trip and had to be patient. They caught 10 quality peacock bass along with a nice clown knife fish. One of the best parts about Lake Ida is the ability to catch multiple Florida species in one fishing trip. Sandy and Jay always have a great time on the water. Captain Miley is looking forward to their next adventure!
The peacock bass fishing in South Florida is picking up. Warming weather trends get the bass active and ready to eat. If you are looking to catch the bass of a lifetime, now is the time. This beautiful chain of lakes can provide everything you are after. Don’t miss out on a fishing charter that can get you around some quality fish with our local experts. See you on the water soon!
The Holiday breaks are right around the corner and planning your Florida vacation is in full effect. When you are coming to Florida to visit relatives and enjoy holiday dinners, don’t forget to get some fresh air. There is no better way to do that than embarking on a Florida fishing adventure. Several destinations and styles of fishing are prominent this time of year. Here is a breakdown of all the best Holiday Florida fishing charters during your breaks.
Florida Inshore Fishing can provide you with a truly unique experience in November and December. Many species can be caught depending on where you are traveling to. Whether you want a Trophy Redfish or a Giant Snook, Florida is the destination for you especially in Orlando, FL. When you adventure out inshore fishing you never have to worry about getting seasick as you are fishing calm waters so you can hop on board after Thanksgiving without any problems.
Daytona Beach through Orlando Beach poses the hottest location in the state for inshore fishing this month. If you are looking to catch the biggest redfish of your life, this is the spot to do it. Our local experts have knowledge and experience to get you on fish all trip long. Each trip you can almost be guaranteed to catch one trophy sized redfish. While you are waiting for the big bite, you can also catch sea trout, sheepshead, black drum and many more species. You will never get tired of fishing here in South Florida.
Don’t miss out on the tail end of the mullet run either. Florida Snook, Jack Crevalle and Tarpon are feeding strong on the mullet. As the mullet move down the coast and into the backwaters, it gives you a perfect opportunity to catch big inshore species. Get out with a local expert that knows your destination. Night fishing in Orlando is incredibly fun especially for first-timers. Every location will provide you with a unique experience worth trying.
Orlando Bass Fishing is a highlight during the Holiday season. If you are looking to land that trophy largemouth bass, Central Florida is the place to visit. Several lakes including Lake Tohopekaliga, Lake Monroe, the Butler Chain of Lakes and even the North side of the Legendary Lake Okeechobee have been producing excellent fishing. All of these lakes especially Lake Okeechobee are in excellent condition. The grass is growing nicely providing great structure for largemouth to grow big. While visiting Central Florida for the Holidays, give bass fishing a try and watch how much it bonds the family together.
Last but not least, Florida deep sea fishing season is upon us as colder water rolls through. Florida is the best destination for getting offshore and going deep sea fishing. If you can battle the seas, which we would recommend doing before Holiday dinner, adventure out from Orlando to Daytona for quick access to some incredible offshore species. Right now, large schools of blackfin Tuna are everywhere. You can also catch mahi-mahi just offshore within 20 miles. Orlando possesses some of the best bottom fishing for snapper and grouper. You never know what you will reel up which makes fishing extremely exciting and abundant.
While you are covering these waters you may also get to experience the star of the show this month, the sailfish. Sailfish are here and they are here to stay for the next couple of months. Cooler water temperatures draw them close as they chase bait and the holiday season is a prime time to go fishing for them. Go out there and fly a kite in search for one of the most acrobatic species you will ever get to experience. Hold on for the fight of your life with a local expert near your desired destination.
We look forward to getting the opportunity to explore Florida with you. Our local experts can help you search down any Florida fishing species. Let’s get you and your family hooked up on a fishing adventure of a lifetime. You won’t regret exploring the unknown as you spend some quality time away from everything on one of the endless fisheries here in Florida. Enjoy your vacation here in Florida and soak up some sunshine one fish at a time!
Summer is the time of year you bring your family on vacation. Many travel to Florida every year to get out in the Florida sun and experience all that Florida has to offer. South Florida is a great place to do that, especially with all the theme parks and attractions. Summer Lauderdale Bass Fishing is the ultimate hidden gem that truly can revolutionize your family vacation.
South Florida is filled with endless outdoor activities. It has multiple productive lakes that produce all year round. Early summer mornings happen to be the BEST time to experience what bass fishing is all about. Whether you want to catch a big bass, numbers or just spend some unique quality time with your family in the outdoors, Orlando has it for you.
When it comes to Florida Bass Fishing in Orlando, two lakes dominate the region. As there are plenty of other great fisheries in this destination, you can’t beat the action during these late summer months here. The Lake Ida Chain of Lakes located in Delray Beach, FL for peacock bass and clown knife fish. If you travel west, you can find Markham Park for exotic snakeheads. Also, Everglades Holiday Park for big numbers of largemouth bass. If you wanted to travel just south to Miami, you can fish the Miami Airport Lakes for Trophy peacock bass.
Each fishing location brings plenty of opportunities to set the hook, create a memory and soak in the Florida sun away from the lines and crowds. Summer Lauderdale Bass Fishing is the ultimate outdoor activity that will be the highlight of your vacation. Bring your family along and light up the face of your youngest or loved one on a fishing adventure of a lifetime with our local and professional experts.
Business is one of the many reasons people travel to Orlando, Florida surrounding area. The city of Orlando is a hub for conventions and business travel. Orlando is not far from this hub where you can take clients on a Corporate fishing trip of a lifetime.
We had the pleasure of fishing with an Asian Food Solutions company. They traveled from across the nation to meet at a convention here in Orlando Florida. While they were here, they wanted to get out on the water for a freshwater fishing trip charter.
Fishing is the perfect way to entertain clients and prospective business partners. Our trip consisted of 10 boats with 2 people on each boat. Everyone worked as a team to make for the best possible fishing experience.
Colder weather on this trip concentrated the bass into key locations. They had a great time catching these Florida Largemouth Bass out in the Everglades. We saw some nice bags and great fish caught.
Captain John’s boat and clients caught the biggest fish and string of 5 fish. The string weighed over 15 pounds and the biggest fish weighed 4 pounds. One of the second biggest on Captain John’s boat was over 3 pounds.
One of the greatest moments as a Captain is taking out people that generally would never fish. It was an awesome day on the water for all our Captains involved as everyone caught bass.
We are looking forward to fishing with this amazing group again. If you want to entertain business out on the water while catching Florida Largemouth Bass or many other species in Florida, contact us today for a trip of a lifetime.
Come Catch Yours Today while South Florida Fishing .
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When traveling to Florida you must experience the endless opportunities to get in the outdoors. You can spend a Three Day Florida Fishing Mania with family or friends. Orlando Florida offers some of the best fishing you can set your hook into. I never could have imagined the amount of memories that could be created with Captain Wayne.
Captain Wayne had the pleasure of fishing with Laura and her dad Jim. They were traveling from Chicago on vacation with no expectation to what was to come. Laura was surprising her dad on a Florida Fishing adventure of a lifetime over the course of three days.
Orlando Bass Fishing
The first day out was spent Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing. Lake Okeechobee is looking beautiful this time of year. Fall is the perfect time to soak in the scenery and explore new parts of the lake. You could be highly surprised at what you can experience on a lake this size.
Laura and Jim enjoyed the partly cloudy weather conditions with temperatures in the mid 90s. While waiting on the bite, they sat back and relaxed with a nice breeze in the air. Great weather promotes a great bite this time of year as they put over 20 largemouth bass in the boat. They caught some quality ones too with the biggest weighing 5 pounds 4 ounces.
They both shared the passion for fishing but never got a chance to key in on artificial baits. Wild caught shiners were the most effective technique to catch largemouth bass on Lake Okeechobee. It is also very exciting since you never know when you are going to land that fish you have been dreaming of.
Orlando Deep Sea Fishing
Captain Wayne adventured out to something different on their second day. Orlando Deep Sea Fishing for Mahi Mahi or Dolphin was something that was always fascinating to Laura and Jim. There is nothing like cruising off the shores of the beach and into an unpredictable day out in the ocean.
We had a window of great weather for most of the day with storms expected for the afternoon. The seas were at 2 to 4 foot most of the day which wasn’t a problem for catching fish.
Laura and Jim really wanted to catch this delicious fish that they haven’t gotten the chance to do before. We made it happen with a slow start catching non-keepers. Being patient is the game while you are Florida Fishing and we finally connected with the keeper we were waiting for.
It was not long after that one keeper that they got to experience something they would never forget. Two more hits and fish started a Mania that was highly unexpected. We came across a school of Mahi that rewarded us with 40 Mahi in the boat. It is always good to preserve the fishery so we only kept 14 of them and released the rest.
After an experience like that their arms were very tired and their faces were sore from the amount of laughs and smiles. They had dinner for multiple nights and they called it a day.
Orlando Inshore Fishing
On their final day with Captain Wayne was something they wanted to check off their bucket list for a long time. Snook has always been the species that they have wanted to catch. Orlando is the perfect location to catch a variety of the species, especially your first Snook or Tarpon.
It was looking like a great day again with beautiful weather for another amazing fishing trip. The mostly sunny conditions promoted excellent fishing. A mix of 25 Snook and Tarpon were caught along with a few Snappers. They were excited to catch the quality Snook they did.
One of the many things people love about Snook fishing is the fight they put up. You could never imagine the strength they have when they are on the end of your line. Laura and Jim thoroughly enjoyed catching their first Bull Redfish.
It was truly an honor and my pleasure to provide Jim a gift from Laura that they will never forget. I am looking forward to the next time they return to catch more of these incredible species here in Florida.
If you are looking for a memorable fishing adventure that will provide you stories for a lifetime, do not look further than the great state of Florida. We can provide all that you need to enjoy a great day out on the water with the ones that are important to you.
I know next time I am visiting Florida and Orlando, I will be chasing all the species I can from salt to freshwater!
What’s happening in the great outdoors- Lauderdale Fishing Charter?
Melbourne’s Tony Ciavarella and Michael Hubbard of Merritt Island weighed in 16.19 pounds of bass to win the Feb. 23 Space Coast Bass Finatics monthly tournament at Lake Cypress on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
Swimbaits over eel grass and soft plastics on the edge of Kissimmee Grass in Lake Toho worked for them.
A close second place went to the father-and-son team of Mark and Sean Burt of Cocoa with 16.02 pounds, including a 6.42-pounder by Sean that was the big bass of the day for the field. They fished 11-inch plastic worms in lily pads in Lake Kissimmee.
Bob Barnett of Port St. John and Dwayne Haga of Sanford went to Toho for their 15.05-pound third-place catch.
For more on the club, call Ciavarella at 321-752-7841.
Spring snook season opens on Gulf Coast
If you are headed to the Florida Gulf Coast, you’re now allowed to keep one snook within the 28- to 33-inch Gulf Coast slot limit. The spring season opened Saturday.
The open season also includes Everglades National Park and Monroe County, which is the Florida Keys.
Elite sailors will again be on hand when the fifth annual running of BACARDI Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank is held March 2-8 from the regatta headquarters at Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove.
The six-day racing schedule is headlined by the Star class, which will have 57 boats on the starting line all fighting to win the 87th Bacardi Cup.
On the last four days, the Stars will share the Bay with competitors in the Audi Melges 20, J/70, Melges 24, Viper 640 and VX One classes.
There are 192 boats registered across the six one-design fleets, with competitors from 15 foreign nations battling a host of American sailors.
Florida boasts of having over 8,000 miles of coastline as well as 4,500 miles of inland waterways. With this much water for cruising, it is no wonder that boating is such a popular sport in the state. Many boaters often find themselves cruising over Florida waters and its waterways for the sheer beauty of it. Many types of boats have graced the waters of Florida ranging from mega-yachts to wooden skiffs. In Florida, owning a boat is as normal as owning a car.
The wonders of boating in Florida are further enhanced with its waterways, passages where boats can pass through for maximum boating experience. There are many waterways maintained by the Florida Inland Navigation District, the two most common and popular are the Intracoastal Waterway or ICW and the Okeechobee Waterway.
The ICW is also known as “the ditch” and is a natural but dredged channel. This channel extends 500 miles down the east coast of Florida to the tip of the Keys. This is a very popular boating route because it runs through rivers, creeks as well-dredged canals, giving boaters an extremely great variety in boating experience.
The Okeechobee Waterway, on the other hand, is composed of 135 miles of boating route. Extremely popular during the summer, this waterway runs along the St. Lucie Canal from Stuart, across the lake, then on to Sanibel Island via the Caloosahatchee River.
Just as cars park in a parking lot, boats do so as well but in ports. Boats aren’t just anchored anywhere. There are many great places to anchor in Orlando including across Ponce Inlet in front of sandbar of the Island; the anchorage in Boca Chica Harbor; and the bayside by Sand’s Cut. Brevard County also has a great place to anchor such as sand Island across Orlando Inlet.
Boating Rules and Regulations
It is recommended that before purchasing a boat or even before boating in Florida, especially for those new in the area, to get acquainted with the state’s boating rules and regulations for a safe and legal boating experience.