All participating vessels comply with United States Coast Guard safety standards and are USCG documented. Additionally, each has agreed to submit to a voluntary Coast Guard Safety Inspection, including examination of PFDs(personal flotation devices). PFD rules are as follows. Vessels are required to have one Type-I PFD of the appropriate size for each passenger. Florida state law requires that children under 6 years of age wear their PFD at all times. Children may choose to wear the more comfortable Type-III PFD “vest” during fishing activities. These will be made available.

All participating vessels are operated by USCG Licensed Captains. All have been trained in First Aid and CPR.