Boca Chita Key Marina and Visitors Center (Biscayne Bay, Statute Mile 1106)
The Boca Chita Key Marina and Visitor’s Center lies a short hop off the Inside/ICW channel, south of Dinner Key. This facility is part of the Biscayne Bay National Park. I’ve always found holding good depths from the Waterway to the dockage basin, to be a bit of challenge.
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June 2009: Took 52 foot cruiser in with five-foot draft but waited for a +1.0 foot tide which gave me a foot or more under the keel. Good wall with cleats for tie up. No power or water. $20 charge per night. Mosquitoes found us quickly even in middle of day. Kind of funny to watch boat loads of weekenders arrive in bathing suits, haul coolers and grills from open boats to picnic tables, and then start swating with vigor. Some left quickly. Reminds me of the Everglades in Summer. We hid inside in the air conditioning for two days and then escaped with most of our blood left. Much nicer, I am sure, in cooler, dryer weather.