What began as a head-to-head battle for bragging rights has evolved into a daring feat to help shine a spotlight on Florida’s water crisis by those who’ve been directly affected by it—boat manufacturers.
This year, five boat companies will put their 18-foot skiffs and best teams to the ultimate endurance test, circumnavigating the 1,300 mile Florida peninsula in nearshore waters from state line to state line.
Each four-man team includes two skiff operators and two land-based support crew. Teams are equipped with extensive safety gear and navigation aids and pre-plot their own pit stops for fuel, food, repairs and rest. Boats are powered by up to a 70-horsepower outboard motor and may carry up to 22 gallons of fuel at a time.
These teams are uniting for a common cause. It’s not just about the businesses and ecosystems that rely on clean water, but about protecting the boating, fishing, and outdoor lifestyle that we enjoy with our families.
Follow the 2021 Skiff Challenge and learn how you can help protect and restore Florida’s water quality for future generations.
|April 8||8am Virtual Kickoff and Boat Inspections
10am Siren Start
|Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, Pensacola, FL|
|April 9 – 10||Media Stop (times vary by team arrival)||Key Largo Marriott, Key Largo, FL|
|April 11||Teams Finish (times vary by team arrival)||Fernandina Harbor Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL|
Proclaim your allegiance! Donate to Captains For Clean Water and help your favorite team earn special incentives.
Get the latest news from the teams, play-by-plays, and unfiltered commentary. It all goes down in the exclusive Facebook Group. Don’t miss out!
Track the teams’ locations in real-time on our live map tracker!
Join the virtual kickoff party on Facebook. On the water? Keep an eye out and cheer teams on as they pass by your city!
These boat manufacturers understand better than anyone that Florida’s economy—and $15 billion marine industry—ultimately rely on the health of the Everglades. They’re setting aside their competitive differences and uniting to spread the message: We want Florida’s waters fixed.
Support your favorite team! Donate to Captains For Clean Water and help your favorite team earn special incentives. All proceeds support our mission to restore Florida’s waters and protect our way of life for future generations!
We’re proud to be working with ClimeCo to mitigate the carbon emissions resulting from the 2021 Florida Skiff Challenge. Our purchase of carbon offsets from a Florida-based project supports the diversion of solid waste from a landfill to generate electricity, while also recovering heat from the combustion process.
To learn more about how you can mitigate your carbon footprint, visit www.climeco.com.
The challenge begins April 8th, 2021