There’s nothing like watching 4th of July fireworks from a boat. From Tampa to Naples, 2021 marks the return of some of our favorite celebrations, so check out our list of boat-friendly fireworks displays happening all down our coast!

Fireworks over water

Bonita Springs

For boats that can navigate the Imperial River, Star Spangled Bonita in Riverside Park includes sunset fireworks.


Fireworks kick off after dark over the Manatee River near the Green Bridge downtown.

Cape Coral

City of Cape Coral Red White & Boom fireworks start at 9:30pm and will be visible from the Caloosahatchee River.


The fireworks begin around 9pm over Blind Pass Beach and can be seen from anywhere along the Lemon Bay Intracoastal Waterway.

Fort Myers

Freedom Fest in downtown Fort Myers will launch fireworks after sunset from Lofton Island that can be viewed from the Caloosahatchee River.

Fort Myers Beach

Times Square fireworks begin at 9pm and will be visible from Matanzas Bay and the Gulf on the north end of the island.


The City of Naples show begins at 9pm with fireworks launching from a barge just north of the Naples Pier.

Punta Gorda

Fourth Fest at Laishley Park culminates with a firework display over the Peace River beginning at 9pm. 


Fireworks begin over Sarasota Bay just after dark, so anchor in the bay for best vantage point.

Siesta Key

If you’re heading in via the Gulf or ICW, find a spot near Crescent Beach for the fireworks display scheduled to begin after dusk.

St. Petersburg

The 9pm fireworks display at the St. Pete Pier will be visible from the entire Downtown waterfront.


Boom by the Bay will feature six simultaneous fireworks displays around the bay, so check here for boat access details.


The fireworks begin at 9pm from the South Jetty and can be seen from the Gulf as well as the Intracoastal Waterway.

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