Okeechobee Waterway Distance Tables

The Okeechobee Waterway is 132 NM (152 SM or 244 KM) between its junction with the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Stuart on Florida’s east coast and its junction with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway just north of Punta Rassa on Florida’s west coast.

The Okeechobee Waterway Distance Table (below) provides distances between major points along the entire length of the waterway. When used in conjunction with your anticipated cruising speed, it is useful in planning your trip as well as an aid in computing passage times along the way.


Waterway Transit Times

Transit times while primarily affected by your cruising speed, are also controlled by whether low water restrictions are in effect on the Okeechobee Waterway.

With no lock restrictions in effect, the transit between the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway should require a little over 15 hours at 10 knots. For those boaters looking to do the passage during daylight hours only, then a 12 hour passage will require a cruising speed of 13 knots or more. When you factor in the possibility of bridge & lock delays and no wake zones, I would recommend that any vessel with a cruising speed of less than 15 knots should plan on the possibility of an overnight stop along the way.

With low water lock restrictions in effect, all vessels should plan for the likeliyhood of an overnight stop.

This table can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The files are Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format. The Okeechobee Waterway distance files contain the tables in both NM’s and SM’s.

Okeechobee Waterway Distance Table (NM)

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AICW 0.0 0.7 6.5 13.1 25.6 34.2 57.2 68.1 81.6 105.8 117.5 132.1
Manatee Pocket 0.7 0.0 5.8 12.4 24.9 33.5 56.5 67.4 80.9 105.1 116.8 131.4
Stuart 6.5 5.8 0.0 6.6 19.1 27.7 50.7 61.6 75.1 99.3 111.0 125.6
St. Lucie Lock 13.1 12.4 6.6 0.0 12.5 21.1 44.1 55.0 68.5 92.7 104.4 119.0
Indiantown 25.6 24.9 19.1 12.5 0.0 8.6 31.6 42.5 56.0 80.2 91.9 106.5
Port Mayaca Lock 34.2 33.5 27.7 21.1 8.6 0.0 23.0 33.9 47.4 71.6 83.3 97.9
Clewiston 57.2 56.5 50.7 44.1 31.6 23.0 0.0 11.3 24.8 49.0 60.7 75.3
Moore Haven Lock 68.1 67.4 61.6 55.0 42.5 33.9 11.3 0.0 13.8 38.0 49.7 64.3
Ortona Lock 81.6 80.9 75.1 68.5 56.0 47.4 24.8 13.8 0.0 24.2 35.9 50.5
W.P. Franklin Lock 105.8 105.1 99.3 92.7 80.2 71.6 49.0 38.0 24.2 0.0 12.2 26.8
Ft. Myers 117.5 116.8 111.0 104.0 91.9 83.3 60.7 49.7 35.9 12.2 0.0 14.6
GICW 132.1 131.4 125.6 119.0 106.5 97.9 75.3 64.3 50.5 26.8 14.6 0.0
Distances shown above in Nautical Miles.

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