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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
Jacksonville (Recording) ...................................................................................904-741-4311
Miami (Recording) ..............................................................................................305-229-4522
Key West (Recording) .......................................................................................305-295-1316
Tampa (Recording) ............................................................................................813-645-2506

 

VHF WEATHER BROADCASTS
Jacksonville ........................................................................................................WX-1
Daytona Beach ...................................................................................................WX-2
Orlando ...............................................................................................................WX-3
Melbourne ...........................................................................................................WX-1
West Palm Beach ..............................................................................................WX-3
Miami ...................................................................................................................WX-1
Key West ............................................................................................................WX-2
Fort Myers ..........................................................................................................WX-3
Tampa .................................................................................................................WX-1
Gainesville ..........................................................................................................WX-3
Tallahassee .........................................................................................................WX-2
Panama City ........................................................................................................WX-1
Pensacola ...........................................................................................................WX-2

 

FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC)
EMERGENCIES ONLY (Dispatch) ...................................................................888-404-3922
Office of Boating & Waterways, Tallahassee ...................................................850-488-5600
Regional Offices:
Northwest Region ...............................................................................................850-265-3676
North Central Region .........................................................................................386-758-0525
Northeast Region ...............................................................................................352-732-1225
Southwest Region ..............................................................................................863-648-3200
South Region ......................................................................................................561-625-5122
(Note: Same number is used for some nearby cities.)
See FWC's "Float Plan" information in web sites.)

 

WORTHWHILE WEB SITES
(This is a selection from our staff's favorites ...
Many have links to other interesting sites.)
America's Waterway Watch...............................................................................www. AmericasWaterwayWatch.org
Boat US................................................................................................................www.boatus.com
(A Capt. John Yeager favorite)...........................................................................www..BoatTest.com
Citizens for Florida's Waterways........................................................................www.cffw.org
Environmental Learning Center .........................................................................www.elcweb.org
Florida Cruising Directory...................................................................................www.floridacruising.com
FWC (Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission)...............................www.myfwc.com
FWC's Float Plan................................................................................................www.myfwc.com/boating/safety/downloads/float_plan.pdf
Florida Inland Navigation District .......................................................................www.aicw.org
National Weather Service ..................................................................................www.nws.noaa.gov
National Weather Service Southern Regional Hq. (Mobile, AL)......................www.srh.noaa.gov/mob
Seven Seas Cruising Association ....................................................................www.ssca.org
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers .........................................................................www.saj.usace.army.mil
U.S. Coast Guard (basic home page) ..............................................................www.uscg.mil/
USCG's Float Plan..............................................................................................www.FloatPlanCentral.org
U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (Tips, Notices, more) ............................www.navcen.uscg.gov
USCG Office of Boating Safety.........................................................................www. uscgboating.org/
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary................................................................................www.cgaux.org
U. S. Power Squadron........................................................................................www.usps.org
Weather Channel................................................................................................www.weather.com

 

USEFUL NUMBERS
For all Emergencies ...........................................................................................911

 

U.S. COAST GUARD
National Response Center.................................................................................800-424-8802
Sector Jacksonville.............................................................................................904-564-7516
New Smyrna Beach............................................................................................386-428-9084
Port Canaveral.....................................................................................................321-868-4200
Fort Pierce...........................................................................................................772-464-6100
Palm Beach Base Lake Worth Inlet...................................................................561-844-4470
Fort Lauderdale Base.........................................................................................954-927-1611
Miami Base..........................................................................................................305-535-4472
Islamorada...........................................................................................................305-664-4404
Marathon..............................................................................................................305-743-6778
Key West.............................................................................................................305-295-9700
Cortez..................................................................................................................941-794-1607
St. Petersburg.....................................................................................................727-824-7531
Sand Key / Clearwater........................................................................................727-596-8666
Yankeetown.........................................................................................................352-447-6900
Panama City........................................................................................................850-234-2377
Destin...................................................................................................................850-244-7147
Pensacola............................................................................................................850-453-8282
Seventh CG District (Miami)...............................................................................305-415-6670
Includes all of the Florida Peninsula and west through Jefferson County (St. Marks River area)
Eighth CG District (New Orleans)......................................................................504-589-6225
Includes Northwest Florida east through Wakulla County

 

UNITED STATES CUSTOMS
On return from going foreign, the master or owner of any small pleasure vessel must call and obtain clearance before anyone else can disembark. The call can be made from any marina or private dock throughout the geographic range from Sebastian Inlet around to and including Naples.
Small Vessel Reporting Number.......................................................................800-432-1216
Alternate (if above number is busy)...................................................................800-451-0393
For all other Customs information, use these numbers:
Jacksonville.........................................................................................................904-360-5020
Port Canaveral.....................................................................................................321-868-4200
West Palm Beach...............................................................................................561-844-4393
Miami....................................................................................................................305-808-9700
Fort Myers............................................................................................................239-561-6205
St. Petersburg.....................................................................................................727-536-7311
Panama City........................................................................................................850-785-4688
Pensacola...........................................................................................................850-433-3205

 

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