There are thousands of natural and artificial reefs located offshore from Florida, so many that the state has the world’s third largest reef system in the world. Florida’s reef system provides shelter, food, and breeding sites for hundreds of species of fish which entices many locals and visitors alike to go fishing on or near Florida’s offshore reefs. Florida’s boating businesses have managed to keep up with the demand by fishermen who want to fish the reefs by providing them making charter boats available for hire.