Help Our Reefs
When you can, tie up to one of the County’s four offshore MOORING BUOY sites!
Palm Beach County manages a system of mooring buoys at locations listed below so that boaters, divers, and fisherman can safely moor vessels 35 feet or smaller to protect offshore reefs. These buoys range from 12 feet to 25 feet deep, are available to the public for use on a first come, first serve basis, require no payment or fee, are designed to handle only one boat at a time, and overnight mooring is prohibited.
2 Mooring Buoys
26°54.811' N, - 80°03.521' W
16 mooring buoys
26°42.892' N, - 80°01.815' W
6 mooring buoys
26°41.105' N, - 80°01.852' W
Boca Raton Patch Reef
10 mooring Buoys
26°20.648' N - 80°03.914' W to 26°23.165' N, - 80°03.684' W
Follow These Steps to attach to a MOORING BUOY!
1. Approach the buoy from down wind or current
2. Retrieve the pick-up line with your boat hook
ALWAYS pass your boat's bow-line through the eye of the pick-up line
NEVER tie the buoy directly to your boat's cleat
4. Put out extra scope and cleat your bow-line off securely
For more info on Mooring Buoys in the region, please see this brochure on