If you are born prior to January 1, 1988, you are not required to have a boating license, just a form of State or Federal ID with you birthdate on your person at time of rental. If you are born after January 1st 1988 you are required to have a boating license approved by NASBLA according to Florida state law. Having a boating license does not exclude you from being required to meet the QUALIFIED OPERATOR/ADEQUATE EXPERIENCE requirement as described above.