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Boating safety course in Destin April 16

USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 1- 4 is offering the America Boating Safely Course (ABS) on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The course will be from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Destin History and Fishing Museum, 108 Stahlman Ave, Destin. More information can be found at their website: www.flotilla14.info or contact Joseph Prisella, Public Affairs Officer at 240-298-6477....

Freeport Marina offers full service boating accommodations

Did you know there is a full service marina located in Freeport on the deep water channel of LaGrange Bayou? Located within the community of Marina Village off of Bay Loop Road (CR83A), you will be delighted to know Freeport Marina offers many amenities for local and visiting boaters. With 46 slips, starting at $155/mo., the marina can accommodate vessels up to 55 ft. in length. Amenities include: • Electric • Water • Wi-Fi • 24-hour security surveillance • Ethanol...

Set sail on the historic Governor Stone in Panama City Beach

Tours offered in January, February, and March The Friends of the Governor Stone are pleased to announce sailing opportunities on a National Historical Landmark vessel. Second Saturday Sails will begin this Saturday, January 10th at 10:00 am leaving from the Farmer’s Market in St. Andrews.  Second Saturday Sails are also scheduled for February 14 and March 14. Friends of the Governor Stone members can register any time by email and have a Friday noon deadline.  The public will be invited...

Dead River Landing open to the public

Last phase of improvements not yet completed One of the most popular boat accesses and hunting spots along the Choctawhatchee River now boasts significant improvements. Using a portion of a $231,000 trust fund from Northwest Florida Water Management District, along with a labor/equipment agreement with Walton County, Dead River Landing now offers seven RV sites, two pavilions and two portable toilets; along with an improved boat ramp, board walk and platform at the water’s edge. ADA access parking is also...

Legendary Marine hosting fishing seminars and boat demos Mar. 24

Demo SKEETER boats and get fishing tips from pros Legendary Marine, the Gulf Coast’s largest boat dealership and multi-year winner of top boat dealer sales and service awards, has recently brought SKEETER Saltwater boats aboard to join its extensive new product line-up, To celebrate the launch of SKEETER to the market, Legendary Marine is hosting an action-packed day of free fishing events at its Destin, FL headquarters location on Saturday, March 24, from 11:30 – 4 p.m. The event kicks...

Find a Florida boat ramp on FWC website

FWC promotes boating access with new database The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) introduced a new feature on its website. Users can now view and search a database of Florida boat ramps. “Providing safe, convenient access to Florida’s waterways is one of our goals,” said Pat Harrell, the FWC’s Boating Access Coordinator. “This database is designed to help keep boaters informed about facilities that are currently available.” Boaters can visit the Public Boat Ramp Finder site to locate...

Florida Sportsman Expo comes to Northwest Florida Fairgrounds Feb. 25-26

Everything fishing, hunting and boating Florida Sportsman magazine will be hosting the popular Florida Sportsman Expo at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach the weekend of Feb. 25-26, 2012. The expo is like a three-ring circus for anglers, boaters and hunters, featuring continuous seminar stages, casting ponds, kids’ events, a hands-on rigging table, free fly and net-casting lessons, the newest line-up of boats in all sizes, and exhibits by Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Rows and rows...

Improvements made to Point Washington boat ramp

Renovations include six new parking stalls The Point Washington boat ramp on North County Highway 395 at Choctawhatchee Bay is now open following scheduled improvements aimed to benefit fishermen and boaters. The South Walton facility now has designated truck and boat trailer parking featuring six parking stalls, including one designated ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The previous ramp was completely removed, and a new one constructed, with new loading docks on either side. The project also included the addition of...