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Address: Biscayne National Park, FL

Key in Biscayne National Park offering nature hiking trails.

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Wonderful at the park

We went there for a day to visit and have fun in the ocean. The water is real blue and warm . We went during the week so it was not busy at all. Would def go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2016
New York
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New York
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We went there for a day to visit and have fun in the ocean. The water is real blue and warm . We went during the week so it was not busy at all. Would def go back

Thank Gumby5939
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Boca Chita is very close to home for me, so I love visiting it. A kayak trip around the island is very serene. You see pelicans, fish, stingrays, and all sorts of wildlife. It's a great place to bring friends and have a cook out, and even to camp if you're looking for that. The lighthouse is very nice although... More 

1 Thank Gabriela G
Springfield, Missouri
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Miami Dade Park Service has taken over the operation of the boat for the trip to the island. A NPS volunteer rides along and interacts with the passengers. He was very informative. The problem is he is not mic'd and only a few people can hear him. It would be a good trip had he been able to communicate with... More 

1 Thank Randy B
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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

2 Thank phatfour20
Trenton, New Jersey
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

1 Thank Michael C
Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 38 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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76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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
Hagerstown, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 attraction 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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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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

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