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“Lovely Key Getaway in Biscayne Bay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boca Chita Key

Boca Chita Key
, Biscayne National Park, FL
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Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Key in Biscayne National Park offering nature hiking trails.
Washington, DC area
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely Key Getaway in Biscayne Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This key has a lovely cove for snorkeling; a nature trail through a hammock; grassy areas with picnic tables, grills, and palm trees; a non-functional light house that serves as a navigational aid and provides a nice view; and latrines. There is no running water on the key, but if you plan appropriately, it is a lovely place to get away to for a few hours relaxation, a day's picnic, or several days away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Those who simply want to explore the key for a few hours can take the boat tour from the Biscayne National Park Visitor's Center in Homestead for around $35/person for adults.

Visited January 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Its a short boat trip to a wonderful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

To get to Boca Chita you will need to buy a ticket at the concession stand. Its a 45 minute trip each way which leaves 1.5 hours to explore the island. Well worth if for another vantage point of the park.

Visited February 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful trip, amazing views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

We went snorkeling out of Key Biscayne National Park. Great crew and volunteer staff accompanied us. A three hour tour well worth it.

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A very special place for boaters in Miami.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

This is one of the hidden gems of South Florida. When we are not fishing or on a fishng charter we love to spend time docked on Boca Chita. We have pictures at http://www.miamifloridafishingcharters.com

We need more places like this.

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Montauk New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Paridsie Found”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2003

One of the hidden treasures of the National park Service. Within easy reach of Miami by boat only, this very small and limited park offers solitude ,pristine and well maintained grounds. Sorronded by water and coral reefs ,it offers a very layed back stop to the boater on their trip throught the keys. Please remember to take out what you bring with you. Respect the park.

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