COVID 19 Boating & Ramps

On April 29, 2020 Palm Beach County Executive Order 2020-005 went into effect.  This order allows for a re-opening of some recreational facilities, provided rules and restrictions are followed, and CDC guidelines for social distancing are followed.  

Boating

Recreational and commercial boating may resume following capacity restrictions based on size of the boat.    Boat capacity restrictions are as follows:

  • 25-foot or less: maximum 6 persons (4 adult passengers plus 2 children 17 & under)
  • 26- to 36-foot: maximum 8 persons (6 adult passengers plus 2 children 17 & under)
  • 37- to 60-foot: maximum 10 persons (8 adult passengers plus 2 children 17 & under)
  • 60-foot and larger: maximum 10 passengers plus crew

Beaching, landings, anchoring or mooring of vessels on sandbars, islands and open shorelines is prohibited. 

Fish cleaning/bait stations are limited to one person at a time.

Single riders only on rented personal watercraft.

Boat Ramps

Recreational charter boats, drift fishing and dive boats, marinas, boat docks, boat ramps and other launching venues will be allowed to operate in adherence with CDC and specific county guidelines.