Discover Florida By Water
JACKSONVILLE - Florida By Water has released a new website that will change the way boaters plan their time on the water. Florida By Water (www.floridabywater.com) has listed over 1500 locations that are all accessible by boat.
In order to create an easy to use navigational structure, the locations are broken down by city and then into specified categories. Categories include Boat Ramps, Restaurants, Marinas, Hotels, Campgrounds, and Daytrips. Each destination provides GPS coordinates, a picture of the location, address, phone numbers, a link to the destination site, plus a brief description. Users have the ability to vote on the destination as well as add comments.
The website took over two years to create, due to the fact that each destination had to be researched, verified, and hand entered. The listings are provided free of charge to any location that is accessible by water.
Rusty Gardner, the founder of Florida By Water and avid boater, states that he was surprised to find that there are no other websites in Florida that offer this type of information in a comprehensive format. His main objective for creating the site is to allow boaters to spend less time searching for locations and more time enjoying them. You would expect this type of information alone would be sufficient, but the features do not stop with the listing of locations. The site also includes other information that is essential to the boating lifestyle such as weather and tide data, city information (provided by the Chambers of Commerce as well as Convention and Visitors Bureau) a boater's blog, forums, news feeds, events listing, a trip planner, and even tropical drink recipes.
So the next time your looking for that perfect boating destination you will want to start your voyage with a visit to www.floridabywater.com.
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