Florida Bay

Boating in the Florida Bay is a task for the skilled. Treacherous passes cut through long banks of mud and seagrass that separate the shallow basins that make up Florida Bay. Safe boating requires the ability to "read the water" as well as a chart. Shallow areas are not always marked, so polarized sunglasses are a key to reading the water. Having a weatherproof copy of NOAA chart #11451 is highly recommended. Visitors should know the limits of their boat. On average, the bay is less than 3 feet deep, so knowing the draft (depth) of your boat is important.

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For the latest information, follow the links below to download our Florida Bay Map & Guide and view the companion video.

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Everglades boating informational announcements

For further guidance on navigating areas of Florida Bay, listen to these short informational announcements.

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Last updated: September 25, 2018

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