Are you acting as an Illegal Guide?
Accepting money or other forms of compensation for a ride in your boat could land you in trouble with the law. You are acting as a guide if your guests give you more than the cost of the consumable items used during the trip (e.g. ice, bait, boat fuel, lunch).
704.015 (3) Applicability of chapter
(a) (A) “Costs or expenses for a trip” means the costs or expenses for food, fuel, bait or other consumable items used during a trip.
(B) “Costs or expenses for a trip” does not include any costs or expenses related to equipment maintenance, insurance, moorage, leases or fees for the use of an area.
(b) “Trip” means the duration of an outdoor recreational activity beginning:
(A) For water-based activities, at the point of departure from a dock, pier, float, moorage or shore-based landing where a person enters a watercraft; or
(B) For land-based activities, at the trailhead or other entry point to the area where the outdoor recreational activity begins.