Attention Boaters: Tampa now has ‘no wake zones’ on Hillsborough River

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — In an effort to protect our waterways and recreational boaters on the Hillsborough River, the City of Tampa has installed two “idle-speed” no wake zone signs on the Hillsborough River.

“These no wake zones not only protect the natural habitat of our manatees and wildlife but they also aim to keep those looking to enjoy themselves on the river safe,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “We look forward to continuing to make the river a crowning centerpiece of this great city.”

The city recently finished installation on an extended no-wake zone on the Hillsborough River to provide shoreline protection along Water Works Park and Piers.

According to Tampa Police, a moving violation is $90 and boaters are cautioned to immediately follow the new rule. Police say there will not be any grace period.

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