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We do not have any specific offshore distance limits. How far offshore Sea Tow will go to get you is only limited by the sea conditions, the fuel capacity of our boats, and our ability to communicate with you via VHF radio or cell phone (and please note that cell phone service frequently is unavailable or inconsistent offshore). If, for any reason, Sea Tow cannot respond, we will assist in arranging for an alternate assistance provider and offer reimbursement up to $5,000 per incident. In most cases, however, if we are unable to respond, no other commercial assistance provider will be able to either, so we will defer to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Tip: In addition to a VHF radio, it’s important to have a working GPS onboard in order to help Sea Tow or the Coast Guard locate you offshore, as it will allow you to provide your boat’s exact coordinates.

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