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.

Due to damage from Hurricane Ian, only part of the Naples Pier is open to the public. There is no fishing allowed on the pier at this time. However, you may fish from the beach next to the pier, anywhere from land, or boat with a Florida fishing license.

Visit Naples Pier information for detailed rules & regulations.

If you are a customer of a professionally licensed charter fishing guide and on a 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 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 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, Walmart, Sunshine Ace Hardware, and other bait-and-tackle shop locations.