This Article explores how Florida courts address inverse condemnation claims involving navigable water by analyzing the traditional elements of and standing requirements for a takings claim, as well as the limitations riparian landowners face when filing such a claim. This Article navigates the procedural and substantive issues of an inverse condemnation claim emphasizing how Florida courts have excluded certain rights by deeming them a noncompensable right under common law. Much of the value colloquially associated with having waterfront property is not anchored in compensable legal rights according to Florida law. Finally, this Article demonstrates how Florida landowners’ inverse condemnation claims are dead in the water when their property is physically under navigable water since the landowners cannot satisfy the requirements necessary for an inverse condemnation claim.