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The Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of a 30,000+ all-volunteer members who assist the Coast Guard in the performance of its non-law enforcement duties.

As a unit of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 36 consists of over 100 members from southern Palm Beach County and northern Broward County Florida. We actively patrol the Boca Raton area waterways and regularly meet with the boating public at marinas and in classrooms.

As the civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard, we directly support all of its missions except military and law enforcement actions. We also support the active duty and reserve members of the Coast Guard at Station Lauderdale.

Since 1968, Flotilla 36 has been a premier provider of public educational programs, as well as providing vessel safety checks, and other boating, marine safety, and environmental protection activities.

When We Meet

Flotilla 36 meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Spanish River Park, Headquarters Building, 3939 North Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431-5317. Visitors are welcomes

Flotilla 36 Boca Raton
2020 Meeting Schedule

The Auxiliary has members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 17 years old, and pass a basic Homeland Security check. There is no upper age limit or height/weight standards, although for operational activities, you must be physically able to perform certain tasks. There are no minimum service hours – you can serve as little or as much as you are able or choose.

You do not have to own a boat or participate in water-based operations to join the Auxiliary.

Finally, the Auxiliary supports its members through local unit meetings, regional conferences and enjoys heartfelt fellowship with each other.


We have numerous opportunities for members to become involved in all aspects of boating:

  • Public Education - Teach courses on boating safety, navigation, and seamanship to recreational boaters of all ages.
  • Vessel Safety Checks - Give free safety checks to recreational and commercial fishing vessels.
  • Operations - Provide boaters and the Coast Guard helpful information and emergency assistance.
  • Marine Environmental Protection - Help promote clean waterways through marine pollution awareness programs that help to recognize, protect and assess the environment.
  • Recruiting - Build a stronger Coast Guard team through promoting awareness of career opportunities for service.
  • Administrative Support - Assist the Coast Guard in areas such as computer operations, radio watchstanding, publications and public affairs.
Fun & Fellowship

Our dedication to boating safety provides a congenial atmosphere for getting together to exchange boating experiences. You will find a special camaraderie among Auxiliarists. We are sure you will make long lasting, meaningful relationships.

Knowing that you belong to a special group of people and directly participate in helping to save lives gives your membership a special meaning.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about becoming a member of our flotilla (or any other Flotilla), please feel free to: