Boating & Fishing Info


Closest Boat Launch

Nokomis Boat Ramp is located 3 miles from RCR, just past Nokomis Beach. Parking is free and you will launch into Blackburn Bay. Open 6 a.m. to Midnight.

Directions: Turn left onto Laurel Rd, go across US 41and then turn right onto Albee Rd West.  Turn right onto Casey Key Road.

Fishing License Information

Click on Llink below to access Florida Fish & Wildlife  website for infomation on types and costs of required sports licenses.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Website

RCR Fishing Pier

RCR has a Commercial Fishing Pier license which allows anyone to fish off our pier without a license.  This pier is for fishing only, no swimming or watercraft  landing is allowed. 

Generally any taking of fish (even catch & release) requires a license.  Whether fishing from the shore or a kayak, you must have a saltwater fishing license.  Three exemptions are:

  • A Florida resident 65 years of age or older
  • A Youth under 26 years of age
  • A Florida member of the Armed Forces not station in Florida home on leave 30 days or less

RCR Kayaks

Kayaks are available for use  up to three hours.  Must have a valid driver's license  to sign out in the office.  Life jackets are provided. Water shoes are recommended due to oyster beds in  Dona Bay.