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Stiltsville (Point of Interest)

Key Biscayne (Anchorage)

No Name Harbour (Anchorage)

The overnight anchorage fee of $15.00 is paid by putting your boat name on a blue envelope at a pay station. There is a day use fee of $2.00 if you don't plan to stay overnight. Remember to keep your receipt and carry it with you as park rangers will check.

The anchorage fee entitles you to full use of the park facilities while it is open ( 8 AM - Sunset ), including the lighthouse tour at no additional charge. It also includes dinghy dockage, trash disposal and free pump-out of holding tanks.

Grocery stores, Post Office, banks, Pharmacies, Hardware store, the Library (with Internet Access), gift shops, and restaurants are just outside the park entrance about a 1 mile walk from the anchorage.

Be sure to return before dusk when the park closes or you will be locked out.

There is a restaurant overlooking the harbor and another on the beachfront near the lighthouse.

Public transportation is available just outside of the park entrance.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 11-Feb-2008

Nixon's (Anchorage)

A nice, comfortable anchorage off Richard Nixon's summer residence.

Beware the notorious shoal to the south of the anchorage where many a boater has spend some unscheduled time aground.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 11-Feb-2008

Shoal (Hazard)

Rickenbacker Causeway (Anchorage)

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 11-Feb-2009

Elliott Key (Anchorage)

Columbus Day Party

This well protected anchorage is home to the Columbus Day Regatta festivities, where just about anything that floats comes out from Miami for a long weekend of party, party, party.

Lots of nudity, water balloons and canons, and many patrols of fun police trying to keep the whole thing safe.

Boats of all sizes raft up and anchor over acres of water and party throughout the weekend. At night the anchor lights look like a city.

This event takes place the weekend of Columbus Day which is on the Monday near October 8th.

It is actually the end of the Columbus Day sailing regatta that runs from the top of Biscayne Bay to this anchorage on the Saturday morning.

Many of the revellers are oblivious to the regatta event while some appear to be oblivious to all that is around them.

Check out Coccozella.com for more detailed pictures.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 19-Dec-2007

Ragged Keys (Anchorage)

Boca Chica Key (Anchorage)

 Part of Biscayne National Park.
Coral lighthouse and old chapel survived Hurricane Andrew.


Howard [ Just Imagine ] 19-Apr-2009