Boating & Fishing

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Come visit “downtown” and meet the friendly locals, shopkeepers and the entire community known as a Sociable City and recently awarded "Best of the Road - Most Fun Small Town in America" by Rand McNally & USA Today. Delray Beach is a great city o live in. There is no shortage of things to do in Delray Beach, recently named "The Most Fun Small Town in America". Whether you're into extreme sports, wine tastings, festivals, arts, or cultural experiences there is literally something for everyone.

Leading Urban Retail Consultant, Robert Gibbs, named Atlantic Avenue. Delray Beach, as one of the top 10 great American Shopping Streets. In an USA Today article about urban shopping districts, he said, “They have what I call the X-Factor of Urbanism. Very

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The Jupiter no-wake zone extension passed but the next step is to request the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners to support the plan. The most recent controversy is about a plan to extend the no-wake zone for boaters about one mile north of Cato’s Bridge, which goes from Tequesta to Jupiter Island. Boaters now can go up to 25 mph in the 125-foot-wide, 10-foot-deep. A no-wake zone would limit boaters to about 5 mph, increasing the one-mile trip to the north end of Coral Cove Park from two minutes to about six minutes. Saying fast-moving boaters are endangering swimmers, paddle boarders, snorkelers, the Jupiter council voted Tuesday night unanimously to support a plan to extend a no-wake zone. Opponents say more law enforcement to prevent speeding…
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Late last month, a new park opened in Jupiter to offer more launch access to the 40,000 recreational boaters in Palm Beach County. Waterway Park is located on a peninsula running 31 acres along the Intracoastal. Amenities include 3 boat ramps, a launch basin, boardwalk, four floating docks, a fishing pier and a restroom facility.


During construction, volunteers planted 35,000 red mangrove seedlings, creating a 1-acre maritime hammock at the end of the peninsula. There are also 11 acres of marsh-grass wetlands set aside as a tortoise preserve which 60 gopher tortoises have been moved to.


The multipurpose park allows boaters more space to park trailers and launch boats. For those without boats, it’s a place to perhaps launch a kayak, throw

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Palm Beach County divers take a dive to a 60,000-pound mermaid sculpture reef. This area has many reefs to dive offshore. This underwater landmark honors a local three-time breast cancer survivor. “Andrea's Reef”, an enormous mermaid honoring the courageous woman.  “Andreas Reef” has is located just 3/4 miles east off the Lake Worth Inlet, submerged under 75 feet of water. The sculptures for the reef were deployed off Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island, August 11, 2016.

Thomas McDonald, a sculptor, found the motivation to model his mermaid after the local woman who has survived breast cancer. Susan G. Komen South Florida selected Andrea Torrente, a Palm Beach County resident, for the distinctive honor.  The sculptor started work on the project during

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 Boating and fishing are some activities Florida residents get to enjoy year round. Deep Sea Fishing is a sport filled with adrenaline; the age-old battle of man vs. sea creature. Whether you're brand new or are a pro angler, there's no doubt you'll experience the anticipation for a monster bite. Once the fish is hooked is when all the fun begins. Florida has some massive fish that aren't easy to take on, especially the Atlantic Blue Marlin, which can weight more than 2,000 pounds. Reeling in the catch of the day could end up being the challenge of a lifetime, but there's no feeling like finally seeing what you pull up from beneath the waves. In Florida, you're bound to catch something worth being proud of. More world-record breaking fish are caught

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One of the many reasons to reside in South Florida or live seasonally is the beauty and abundance of waterways.  Nothing is more serene than gazing out your backyard and see the sunshine glistening on the water behind the house knowing it is at your beck and call.

The climate in South Florida is almost always conducive to fishing, leisure boating, swimming or watersport activity.  To keep Palm Beach County waterways safe the Florida Wildlife Commission encourages boating safety courses. 

The U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division also supports this concept.  The Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division is dedicated to “reducing loss of life, injuries, and property damage that occur on U.S. waterways by improving the knowledge, skills, and

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Imagine flying over the tall grass, wetlands of Florida’s Everglades on an airboat. You will be gliding over the meter tall grasses, deep and shallow waters of one of the country’s most precious national parks. Alligators, snakes, fish and birds will all be within a few feet from the safety of the airboat. Airboat tours are the best way to see all that the vast Everglades have to offer. 

Everglades National Park spans an impressive 1.5 million acres.  Comprised of wetland preserve on the southern tip of the state of Florida, the Everglades are home to a multitude of habitats and animals. “Often compared to a grassy, slow-moving river, the Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, saw grass marshes and pine flat woods that are home to hundreds of

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The 32nd Palm Beach International Boat Show is set to take place March 23 - March 26, 2017 in downtown West Palm Beach. The show will feature more than a billion dollars’ worth of yachts, boats and accessories. Hundreds of boats will be on display ranging from inflatables, power boats and sport fisherman to super yachts over 150 feet. The show will feature a wide array of the latest marine technology, accessories, seminars, kids fishing clinics and boat handling classes, live music and fun for all. It is one of the top five shows in the country.

The show will open Thursday, March 23 starting at noon - 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 10a.m. – 6.pm. Admission is $22 for adults, children 6-15 are $12 and children under 6 are

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This Saturday, December 3rd in the evening is a two-hour kayak and paddleboard tour at the Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve. The tour begins before dusk so you can cruise leisurely through the Intracoastal Waterway as the sunsets and the stars come out. 

On this unique tour of Jupiter’s waterways you will get an upclose look at the Jupiter Lighthouse, mangrove islands, estuaries, and the inlet. You will see an abundance of native wildlife like gentle manatees, turtles, fish, pelicans and sometimes even a dolphin. As the night falls, you will get to stargaze with your naked eye and see all that the Jupiter night sky has to offer. 

Launch times for these tours vary based on the time of year and the sunset. All of the gear will be included and guests

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Calling all fishing enthusiasts or those who want to become fishing enthusiasts now is your chance to get private fishing lessons from expert anglers at the Juno Beach Pier. 

The one-hour, private lessons are going to be held every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The time slots will be 7am, 8am, 4pm and 5pm on these days. 

The Juno Beach Pier staff takes great pride in education avid fishermen and women on the environment, local fish species and all of the tricks and rules for catching them. 

“Private Fishing Lessons for adults and kids, ages 8+! If you’d like to learn fishing techniques and how you can help protect and restore the marine environment from expert anglers, please contact Demi at dfox@marinelife.org.”

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