This page contains several useful links to reference material or tools you might find useful. These will all open on a separate tab as they as external sites.

Helpful Reference Material

NOAA Chart of Tampa Bay. You can also find all NOAA charts on the NOAA Chart Locator website

Egmont Key Lighthouse for light list

The Light List contains a comprehensive list of lights, sound
signals, buoys, daybeacons, and other aids to navigation

NOAA Coast Pilot

The Coast Pilot include channel descriptions, anchorages, bridge, and cable clearances, currents, tide and water levels, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation schemes, small-craft facilities

Boat operator training videos

Americas Boating Channel has a large collection of videos to help you learn the skills you need to be a better and safer boater.

Float Plan Builder

Easily build and maintain a float plan with this website created by the Tampa Power Squadron. You only have to enter your basic information once then update the trip information thereafter to generate a new float plan.

MuVIT Boating Simulator

The Multi Vessel Interactive Trainer or MuVIT implemented by the Tampa Power Squadron is a simulator intended to be a cost-effective aid that squadrons can build themselves to aid in demonstrating basic boating skills.

Sample chart for OpenCPN

OpenCPN open source chart plotter software works with free ENC NOAA charts

Navigation rules for paddlecraft

Navigation Rules for Paddlecraft