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Address: Biscayne National Park, FL
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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
Atlanta, GA
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Water was crystal clear was a great day on the water. Make sure you bring your sunscreen you will need it!

Thank phatfour20
Trenton, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Its about a 25 minute boat ride from Miami. The ride is great and walking around the island is fun just be aware of the mosquitos they were a little bad the day we were there.

Thank Michael C
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank ShannaCanada
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

5 Thank mtaks7700
Atlanta, GA
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71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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 

6 Thank Anonymous-Atlanta
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

7 Thank Rangers33
Miami, Florida
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

7 Thank jackstraw22
Houston, Texas
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225 reviews
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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 

7 Thank swift98b
Maplewood, Minnesota
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

1 Thank Jim O
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

3 Thank jfosterpersonal

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