I've only been by boat and it's always a good time. A few caveats...there are certain times of year where the mosquitos are insane over there. I recommend a repellent of some sort. Also, this may not be the best place to bring families because on some Saturdays and Sundays, SOME boat goers have no problem with being a bit overly sexual (READ: naked and dancing), which may be inappropriate for the little ones. This is especially true on Columbus Day weekend, and any other big boat weekends in Miami. Nevertheless, you can anchor a bit farther away from the crowds and have a fantastic day.
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