Citizens for Florida’s Waterways promotes the need for responsible use of Florida’s waterways. Our primary objective is to encourage coexistence among recreational and commercial boaters, the marine industry, property owners and the marine environment. Citizens for Florida’s Waterways advocates education in the safe and considerate use of watercraft with respect for our marine environment and conservation.

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Florida's Best
by Boat
A Florida Family Lifestyle
for Over
25 Years
Opinions & Politics
Facts & Data

Manatee Abundance Estimate
Published December 2018
Population has INCREASED
From Previous 6,305
to Current 8,810
in Just FIVE Years

(note the 2 light green bars below)
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Click HERE for our Assessment

Click HERE for the Full Official Abundance Report

Making a Difference!

We Make a Difference by Challenging Opinion with Science in all Waterway Issues!

For over 20 years, CFFW has been proud to enjoy a reputation as a consistent voice of advocacy for recreational boating in Florida. From memberships on local government waterway committees, all the way to Tallahassee on The Governor's Boating Advisory Council, the FWC/USFWS Manatee Forum and in the halls of the of the State Legislature, we speak up for families that enjoy the traditional Florida boating lifestyle. We have researched and developed an extensive set of reference materials related to our mission. Feel free to browse and peruse.


CFFW Marine Flea Market

CFFW Organizes and Sponsors Community Events

Each Spring, CFFW hosts Central Florida's biggest and best Marine Flea Market, bringing vendors and bargain hunters together at Harbortown Marina on Merritt Island. We support childrens fishing activities like 'Hooked On Fishing', We subsidize boater education leading to the State of Florida Boater's Education ID. We hold periodic political forums, putting candidates in a personal environment for discussions. And we host an annual membership picnic.



We like to have some Boating Fun along the way!

Come enjoy one of our on the water events including regular 'Day Trip' destination outings for lunch and libations. Our annual Poker Run, with cash and prize winners, features several waterfront business stops and attracts boaters from across Florida to the Indian and Banana Rivers.


Become a Member and be a part of the CFFW Boater's Voice!

CFFW is not for profit. Our board Members and Officers serve voluntarily. Our membership dues have not changed over our history. Your dues support CFFW actions, both advocacy and legal, to protect Florida's waterways from arbitrary regulations of all kinds that adversely impact access to and the enjoyment of Florida waterways. CFFW will never cease to preserve and seek opportunities for boaters to reasonably navigate, fish and engage in watersports. Join CFFW and our efforts to preserve boater's opportunities to enjoy the waterways.