does the roap float?
Unfortunately it does not float. When I purchased the Safety Throw, I also thought it floated but it doesn't. The cone-shaped end has an opening that water can enter making the throw non-floating. If I had known that, I would not have purchased the item. I hope that helps.
Yes the highly visible rope floats on its own. These are very handy and easily deployed safety devices that we use for emergencies only. I recommend them.