Boating and Fishing
Boating and Fishing in Naples Collier County.
This area has some 700 miles of shoreline, and around 120 marinas, many offering boat and water sports equipment rentals. Scuba diving is another popular pastime.
There are also plenty of cruising and sailing clubs, including the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, the Naples Cruise Club, Gulf Coast Sailing Club and the Naples Yacht Club. Regattas in Naples Florida are held year-round.
Canoeing is also a favorite sport, culminating in one of the most popular local activities, the Great Dock Canoe Race held each spring at Crayton Cove in downtown Naples.
The Collier County Tax Collector collects registration fees for all boats, which are domiciled in Florida. For original registration a title is required. The registration cost is based on the length of the boat. Annual registration is during June and is good until the end of the following June.
Fishing in the Naples Area
This is one of Florida’s most popular activities. In the Naples Florida area, you can choose from salt- or fresh-water angling in places from the Gulf of Mexico to rivers, bays, canals or lakes surrounding Naples.
Charter a boat, fish from shore or the Naples Fishing Pier on 12th Avenue S., or even from the Marco and Goodland bridges.
The catch in the Naples Florida area is very diverse: Amberjack, Bass, Blue Fish, Bonita, Black or Red Grouper, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Tarpon, and even the fearsome Shark.
Seasons for catching some fish are restricted and may vary so check the current laws. Generally speaking, Redfish season is June through February, and they must be between 18 and 27 inches. Snook season is March through May, and September through December, and they must be at least 24 inches and no more than 34 inches.
Saltwater fishing licenses are required by law in the Naples area for Boating and Fishing so get one and good luck fishing!