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Address: Biscayne National Park, FL
Activities: Hiking
Description: Key in Biscayne National Park offering nature hiking trails.

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Low keyed snorkeling trip

Our family took this trip out to snorkel around outside of Boca Chita on some coral formations. The boat is open to the wind, with a roof over about 2/3 of it. The trip must be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I think the island is beautiful. The light house makes for some nice photo ops. There were a lot of mosquitos so make sure you cover up and bring a lot of bug spay. It was nice to walk around and talk to other people camping. A lot of other Canadians there. Friends went fishing and others were paddle boarding.... More 

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Miami
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We decided to camp here over the weekend. The camping was a nightmare. Mosquitos were everywhere and there were teenagers yelling about drugs and sex until 4 am. The fishing was decent. Bring small hooks for blue runners and grunts. The view was amazing. The lighthouse happened to be open so we went up and got an amazing view.

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Atlanta, GA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Our family took this trip out to snorkel around outside of Boca Chita on some coral formations. The boat is open to the wind, with a roof over about 2/3 of it. The trip must be a about 30 minutes each way, though I did not time it. The crew is generally very good, being both humorous and informative. The... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

The boat is not operated by the National Park Service but rather a company called Zerve. The boat leaves from the visitor center dock and the captain and his crew were great! They were very informative, funny, and safe. We especially liked Marty, who was our guide once the boat arrived to Boca Chita. He led us around the island... More 

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Miami, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

My wife and I booked this trip for a Saturday, but it was canceled. I was happy it was canceled since the weather was unusually cold and there was a threat of rain. A word of advice--don't book the tour too far in advance. They are non-refundable and you cannot change the dates. I booked the tickets a week in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
78 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We took the boat trip out to Boca Chita Key. It was nice until on the return trip the captain hit a channel marker post which went down the starboard side of the boat and destroyed a ladder used for snorkeling and scuba diving. We were moving at a fairly high speed at the time. It was a close call.... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Boca Chita key should be renamed Picnic Area Key because that’s all it is. Sure, there is the ocean all around, but I don’t know if I would pay to go out there again just to be around water. A fake lighthouse marks the key. The cruise itself wasn’t bad. The captain and assistants were nice and helpful. The same... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My wife and I did both the lighthouse and snorkel tours. We didn't realize these tours were both on the same boat. The boat drops folks off at the lighthouse and then goes onto the snorkel sight. We almost lost our snorkel tour because the tour boat got in late. We enjoyed both tours but the same boat ride got... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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244 reviews 244 reviews
123 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We went on the boat tour offered from the Biscayne National Park Visitor Center. There are two boat trips. The boat first goes to Boca Chita Key, drops off the Boca Chita visitors, and then goes out to the snorkeling site for a few hours, then returns to Boca Chita and then back to the Visitor Center. We chose to... More 

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Lima, Peru
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

A great place to relax... get there on a boat... lots of mosquitos when I was there, but worthwhile visiting!!!

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