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Beautiful scenery

We really enjoyed the boat tour provided by the Park Service to Boca Chita Key. It was beautiful... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2018
Yosemite National Park, California
Beautiful place to go

Took the 3 hr tour from Biscayne National Park. Saw a manatee in the marina so that was a good... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Ken H
Vestal, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The light house is nice, the harbor has an interesting history, and the hike through the hardwood is okay. Overall, this is not all that exceptional as national parks go.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guides were Castle and Michelle. They were very nice and knowledgeable. The ride out to Boca Chita was stunning. Once we got there, the island was even more beautiful. Great price/value for the level of the overall experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank egflynn14
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Quick trip to the park this Sunday and I took a boat tour to Boca Chita Key. Loved the ride, the ranger's presentation and the beauty of this little paradise. Suggest going on a week day rather than a weekend if you aren't up for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank JerseyRunner826
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location. Plenty of room to sit & enjoy. There's bathrooms located on the key. Beautiful little beach with shallow water. There is a lighthouse you can visit climb to the top. Camping is also allowed.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cathy L
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

If you come to National Parks for nature, peace and quite, stay away from Boca Chita Key on a weekend. It is mobbed with board, campers and picnickers. A lot of the boats have generators up on shore, adding to the noise. There is a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed March 17, 2018

We really enjoyed the boat tour provided by the Park Service to Boca Chita Key. It was beautiful. We hiked the short trail around the island in about 10 minutes. The lighthouse is pretty and had pretty views from it. I loved the blue water!...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank heidim0rgan
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

During a visit to Boca Chita Key with friends for a night photography outing, I was treated to the beauty of this Key in late afternoon, twilight and night. At each of these times, the ornamental lighthouse, the chapel and the harbor provided amazing sites...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank VirginiaTraveler805
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Took the 3 hr tour from Biscayne National Park. Saw a manatee in the marina so that was a good start. You get about a 1 hr ride out, 1 hr on Boca Chita and 1 hr back in. The guide was very entertaining and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Ken H
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We selected the Boca Chita Key boat tour only because it was the most affordable option at Biscayne National Park, but it was an incredibly pleasant surprise. The boat ride itself was fun with beautiful views of the ocean, keys, and Miami. Boca Chita is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Deborah D
Reviewed December 11, 2017

We took the Boca Chita boat tour with the national park. We learned a lot of history of the area on the trip and enjoyed a half hour walk around the island.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank TallyWriter
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Orange, California
Biscayne NP sightseeing (2 Replies)
Hello - I was considering a trip to visit the park next month, but I see that the concessioner the park was working with is no longer operating. Are there any other ways to see the park, for example - by private boat? For example, if I wanted to see Boca Chita Key - is there any way to do that without having a boat myself? Any help or information you can provide would be appreciated! Paul
April 09, 2014|
Response fromobjets|
Sadly the park has been without a tour operator for way too long. A rental would be my only suggestion. Maybe a boat club at Black Point?
Scott W
Peachtree City, Georgia
Anyone been lately? (5 Replies)
This looks to be a very quiet forum, and it seems nobody has posted since a concessionaire has come back to the park. I'm coming down Thanksgiving weekend and am considering the boat ride to Boca Chita Key and/or snorkeling opportunities, and it's difficult to find good info. I'll ask specifics if anyone's been the year - otherwise I'll probably need to call the VC (though I prefer hearing from visitors). Thanks!
October 22, 2016|
Response fromobjets|
It's no where what it once was, it's down to just weekend only trips with the new provider.