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Address: Biscayne National Park, FL

Key in Biscayne National Park offering nature hiking trails.

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Beautiful views!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2012
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Houston, Texas
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
15 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
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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388 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We went on the boat tour offered from the Biscayne National Park Visitor Center. There are two boat trips. The boat first goes to Boca Chita Key, drops off the Boca Chita visitors, and then goes out to the snorkeling site for a few hours, then returns to Boca Chita and then back to the Visitor Center. We chose to... More 

4 Thank ChuckBrooks
Lima, Peru
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

A great place to relax... get there on a boat... lots of mosquitos when I was there, but worthwhile visiting!!!

2 Thank Maria E A
Napa, California
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133 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I'm so glad that I decided to make this the final stop of my Southern Florida National Park trip. The weather was perfect, it wasn't that crowded, and the views were spectacular! A rain storm came in the day prior so it was not good for any kind of snorkeling. My goal was to take the boat trip out to... More 

6 Thank WorldWanderer99
Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Awesome views and Florida history found here. Stop at the park for lunch and a sunset view

2 Thank daler80
Washington, DC area
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78 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank RenMeili
Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank SportingClays3200
Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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