FWC Nabs Unlicensed Jet Ski Renter


Last month at Lovers Key State Park an FWC Wildlife Officer on patrol wrote several violations to a man renting Jet Skis out of the back of his truck at Lovers Key. Here are all the details about the case and the misdemeanor charges the man is facing.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife officer was on patrol at the Carl Johnson Boat Ramp at Lovers Key when he observed a couple backing Personal Water Craft’s into the water and leaving the area in a truck.

The officer spoke with the truck driver, Brian Cabal Reyes, who acknowledged he was renting out the Personal Water Craft’s. He could not show proof of insurance, he couldn’t show that he had completed the Vessel Livery course, and didn’t have the preride/pre-rental materials he was required to show his customers.

The violations Reyes is facing are 2nd-degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to $500 fines and 60 days in jail. He was issued a Notice to Appear for the following violations:
– Failing to provide required pre-rental or preride instructions.
– Failing to complete the required boating safety course prior to providing preride/pre-rental instructions.
– Failing to carry in full force and effect a policy from a licensed insurance carrier in Florida.

Reyes was previously stopped by FWC in 2021 for operating a livery and issued several citations for operating without proper documentation.