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Stock Island Safe for single female?

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Stock Island Safe for single female?

A friend of mine is thinking of renting a houseboat on Stock Island for her stay. She will be staying alone. Someone has warned her that Stock Island is not a safe place for a single female to stay alone because there is a drug element that lives there. Has anyone heard of any dangerous about Stock Island? Would you feel comfortable allowing a female friend of yours staying there alone? How about travelling back and forth to Key West at night? Any information or advice would be appreciated. I would hate to have something happen while she is there.

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1. Re: Stock Island Safe for single female?

I, as a female, would not feel uneasy about staying on Stock Island. I have stayed there before and not felt uneasy and I have friends that live there and the only complaint I've heard them mention is they wished they were still in the middle Keys and not near Key West. (but not for safety reasons) I would be sure to research the house boat though.

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3. Re: Stock Island Safe for single female?

I agree with Blue...I would make sure I checked out the houseboat completely...thee have ben a number of reports of scams, etc on houseboats.

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4. Re: Stock Island Safe for single female?

I don't know if there is a whole lot for a singlet tourist to do on stock island. I would not recommend it

In the Country, NY
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5. Re: Stock Island Safe for single female?

We've ran around Stock Island for years, the old Hickory House, Hogfish, Rusty Anchor. In all honesty, I would be cautious staying there on my own. As mentioned do the research of the area, and how she will get back and forth from SI to KW. I personally would be wary of recommending Stock Island to a single female who has never visited the island before.

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6. Re: Stock Island Safe for single female?

I wouldn't do it, myself speaking. Stock Island has it's share of shady characters and definitely illicit activity going on. I wouldn't stay there alone at all. Sounds like a bad idea to me, like some trouble waiting to happen. To each his own though.

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