4th of July fireworks by the water

Published On: Jun 19 2012 11:25:00 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 03 2012 11:09:25 AM EDT
4th Of July Independence Day Fireworks

Just in time for the summer's biggest holiday, Florida By Water is releasing its 2012 list of places to view fireworks from your boat.

So far, the website features more than 50 locations submitted by local Chambers of Commerce and Tourism & Visitors bureaus from across the Sunshine State.

Florida is one of the few states that offers this many elaborate displays over water, allowing spectators to view the celebration from the comfort of their boat and making for the perfect holiday outing.

There are, however, a few things you should keep in mind before venturing out for an evening on the water. Rusty Gardner, founder of Florida By Water, reminds us that although this can be a great boating experience, safety must always come first. He offers up a few suggestions: