Florida Fishing License Information

If you are visiting Naples, Marco Island or the Everglades City area, you will most likely need to obtain a Florida saltwater or freshwater fishing license, depending on what type of fishing you are interested in. Short-term visitor licenses are available.

You do not need a license to fish from Naples Pier, since the City of Naples maintains a blanket license for the pier. If you are fishing from the beach next to the pier or anywhere from land, or if you are out in a private boat, you must have a Florida fishing license. If you are a customer of a professionally licensed charter fishing guide and you are on the chartered boat, you do not need a license. If you are fishing from a kayak, even if you have hired a kayak fishing guide, you will still need to have your own license. Children UNDER 16 years of age do not need a fishing license. Be sure to read up on all the information you need about who does and who doesn't need a non-resident visitor fishing license in Florida

You may purchase a non-resident recreational fishing license good for three days ($17), seven days ($30) or for one year ($47) at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com or by calling 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). You may also purchase licenses in person at any Collier County tax collector's office or at Walmart, Sunshine Ace Hardware and other bait-and-tackle shop locations. 

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