The City's waterways, which are overseen by the Marine Services Division of the Parks Recreation Department, can be accessed through the use of five (5) improved public boat ramps including:
- BMX Boat Ramp (freshwater access)
- Burnt Store Boat Ramp
- Horton Park Boat Ramp
- Rosen Park
- Yacht Club Boat Ramp
The City also oversees several additional unimproved freshwater boat ramps that are open to the public and do not require a daily parking fee; however, the majority of these sites are unpaved with limited parking available and have no restrooms or other amenities on site. Click here to view a map of all Cape Coral public boat ramp locations.
In addition to overseeing the boat ramps, the Marine Services Division manages the Chiquita Boat Lock located on the South Spreader Waterway, which is utilized to control boat traffic and maintain safe water levels.
Before going boating, particularly in a new environment, it is always a good idea to take a refresher course on Boating Rules and Safety. The following organizations offer instruction, workshops, and inspection service assistance to help keep residents and visitors informed and local waterways safe for all who use them:
- Coast Guard Auxiliary – 549-1027
- Power Squadron – 549-9754
- Yacht Club Community Park (recreational boating seminars) – 574-0806