Overview of Port Everglades Pilots

The pages below tell you the story of the Port Everglades Pilots Associtaion.


Port Everglades Pilots Association operates with a cohesive team of pilots, pilot boat captains, maintenance and office staff. With the support of our pilot boat captains and shoreside staff, the pilots work together to ensure the ships coming into and out of Port Everglades do so safely and efficiently.


All harbor pilots in the Port Everglades Pilots Association are dual licensed by both the State of Florida and the United States Coast Guard to provide marine pilotage to all seagoing vessels calling at Port Everglades or Port Dania

Port Everglades

Port Everglades is a deepwater port on the southeast coast of Florida. Many of the world's largest passenger ships call at this major cruise port. It is also one of the largest petroleum ports in the southeast United States, having the second largest non-refinery petroleum storage capability in the country.

Becoming a Pilot

All persons desiring to become a Harbor Pilot in Port Everglades are required to obtain an extensive maritime background before entering a rigorous on-the-job training program provided by the Port Everglades Pilots Association.

Images and Videos

Nothing is more explanatory that seeing pictures and watching videos of the harbor pilots in action