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Address: Biscayne National Park, FL

Key in Biscayne National Park offering nature hiking trails.

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Nice boat trip out to the key

We booked a boat tour out to this key as this seemed to be one of the best ways to see Biscayne National Park (most of the park is water). We took a catamaran for the three hour... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Warrenton, Virginia
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Warrenton, Virginia
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We booked a boat tour out to this key as this seemed to be one of the best ways to see Biscayne National Park (most of the park is water). We took a catamaran for the three hour round trip tour. You have about 45 minutes on the key. Bring sun tan lotion or sit in the shade on the... More 

1 Thank yellowstone1
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105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is AFAIK the only concession boat that will bring you out into the bay to keys off Key Biscayne NP. Since the park pretty much is only accessible by boat this is one of the few options to view some it. The ride was nice though we didn't see much wildlife. The water was rough the day we went... More 

Thank steve-USABoston
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434 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Small bay with limited space for dock. Need to get early there to find a place, restrooms available as well camping. There are several seatings area for meals, but again get early there.

Thank Andre O
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The boat tour in Biscayne National Park is a highly recommended way to gain an appreciation for this park. We enjoyed commentary from a retired biologist who now serves as a park volunteer. He was full of information that provided us with an appreciation of the eco system and sea life in the park. The story behind the Boac Chita... More 

Thank James H
New York City, New York
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604 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

we came here out on the concession boat ride from Biscayne NP...boring...less than one hour to walk around once we got here; really didn't need more; since it was too cold to swim; loads of partying people on this little key...it seems more like a Miami area city park with million dollar+ yachts tied up to the docking areas...they come... More 

1 Thank Scouternurse S
Independence, Missouri, United States
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100 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We took the boat ride from the NPS to the island. Boat ride was nice. The guide did a good job. He talked about the nature of the park. I would have also liked to hear about the history of the park too...shipwrecks. The island was nice but nothing special. Typical Florida island. Not a lot to see there. Can... More 

1 Thank Julie R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I took the boat tour offered at the visitor center and it was awesome. There is a Park Ranger who educates and gives excellent insight into the history of Biscayne Bay (she was mic'd) on the boat ride out. We got to see many birds and stopped to look at dolphins. We had about an hour at Boca Chita once... More 

2 Thank AlexisFelicite
New York
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 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 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 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 

3 Thank Gabriela G
Springfield, Missouri
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 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 

3 Thank Randy B

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