Florida is one of the most seaplane friendly states in the United States, and has the largest number of SPA members in the country.
Opportunities to fly seaplanes are everywhere in Florida from great salt water flying in the Florida Keys to amazing amount of inland lakes in Central Florida to salt and fresh water flying in both the northeast and northwest (panhandle) of the state.
Florida boasts numerous seaplane training schools including Jack Brown’s, Florida Seaplanes, Jones Brothers, Adventure Seaplanes and several others.
Flying in South Florida can be more difficult as the inter coastal waterway is controlled by various local governments and development along the waterway makes it difficult to safely operate seaplanes in it.
Lake Okeechobee is open as are the countless lakes in the interior of central Florida.
Things can be a little more restrictive as you fly in the northern parts of the state, but there are still plenty of great seaplane flying opportunities.