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Posted on: February 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] FREE Florida Safe Boating Class Saturday March 7th at St. Johns River Center

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The City of Palatka is partnering with Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission to host a FREE Safe Boating Class/Boat Licensing Event Sat., March 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Johns River Center, 102 N. 1st St., Palatka, FL.  PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS FREE CLASS! 

AGES:  Anyone under 13 preferably to be accompanied by an adult. (may be waived with prior approval)

WHO IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION IS CARD?  Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 who is operating a vessel greater than 10 hp.  EXEMPTIONS:  

  • Accompanied by a passenger who is exempt and over 18 years of age.
  • Accompanied by a passenger who possesses a Boating Safety Education ID card and is over 18 years of age.
  • Posses a USCG Captain’s License.
  • Has a valid Boating Safety Education ID card issued by another state.

REGISTRATION: Sign Up on-line at or - Subject: "Palatka Boating Safety Class". Registrants should list name(s) and age(s) of any teens or younger planning to attend.   

CURRICULUM: How to Boat Smart - Florida Boating Safety Course


  • Food:  A lunch break will be given around 11:30 – 12:00 for lunch. Students can bring a lunch and eat at the classroom or can leave for lunch at a local eatery. Because this is the same day as Day 1 of the Florida Azalea Festival, there will be plenty of festival food available in Downtown Palatka!
  • Supplies:  All class supplies are provided including text book; but please bring paper if you intend to take notes.

COST:  There is no cost for this class. The USCG Auxiliary appreciates any donations, which will go towards building maintenance and supplies. 

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