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Boca Chita Key

Address: Biscayne National Park, FL
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Key in Biscayne National Park offering nature hiking trails.
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Atlanta, GA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
73 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

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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119 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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
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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Napa, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
80 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I'm so glad that I decided to make this the final stop of my Southern Florida National Park trip. The weather was perfect, it wasn't that crowded, and the views were spectacular! A rain storm came in the day prior so it was not good for any kind of snorkeling. My goal was to take the boat trip out to... More

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Awesome views and Florida history found here. Stop at the park for lunch and a sunset view

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