File a Float Plan
A Float Plan can save your life. Tell someone on shore where you are boating by filing a Float Plan detailing your trip itinerary: paddlers names, address and telephone number; point and time of departure; destination and estimated time of arrival or return; intended route; a description of your vessel and an emergency contact.
(Note: Not recommended to leave a Float Plan on your car dashboard as it makes your personal information available)
Ways to let someone know before you go
By Calling: A plan can be filled with the Nassau Caount Police Marine Bureau by calling (516) 573-4450
By Text/Email : Set up a reusable draft message/email that you can fill in and send when you embark on a trip, include the following details:Boat Type/Color: Name: Cell Number: Emergency Contact: Email: Starting Location: Leaving Time/Date: Returning Time/Date: Trip Details/Route: By Print: Click below for a PDF version of a Float Plan. Float Plan Central – Using Adobe Reader version 8 or later, you can set up a basic float plan using the USCG form ahead of time and save it. Update it when you decide where you’re going to go. Then e-mail the completed plan to whoever you choose to follow up should you not return or check-in as planned. The plan is more for motor boaters, but can also be used by other boaters.