BOCA GRANDE KEY - 15 Miles from our Homeport (3.5 Hours sailing time)

An outlying island lying 14 miles from Key West. It is a Key West National Wildlife Refuge. Home to many species of birds, including some that are listed as federally endangered and threatened. Because of it sandy beaches and protected anchorage, it is often visited by fishermen and locals looking to enjoy themselves. Our guest may select from a list of activities here:

a. Uninhabited Island beach exploration and Bird Watching ~ We lower our tender (dinghy) and take about a 30 minute tour through an old growth mangrove forest on the north side of the island. The trees have twisted roots like a dreadlocks reaching into the water. You'll find yourself ducking your head to avoid a branch ever now and again. It is an active rookery where birds such as double-breasted cormorants, brown pelicans and white & blue herons are common place. They like it here because these shallows provide an abundance of food for them.  In these shallows, you can easily see that life is teeming just below the waters surface with hundred of fingerlings and baitfish.   

b. Shallow

©Crew’s favs:

Snorkel - Western Sambo Reef/Eastern Dry Rocks                   Cuban Chub Viewing - Marquesas

Mangrove Expedition/Dinghy Tour – Boca Grande                   Beach Stroll/Hermit Crab Races - Marquesas

Underwater Shelling & Lobster Hunt – Boca Grande                Wreck Snorkel/Freedive - Marquesas

Beach Stroll – Boca Grande                                                     Turtle Krawls

MARQUESAS KEY

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Nicole Jones

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