Originally Posted by travlineasy
The last time I traveled the Lakes Passage from Mule Key down to Boca Grande Key the average depth was about 6 feet. That was 20 years ago in a center console powerboat. In your opinion do you think I can make the trip with a 3'-11" draft?
Thanks in advance,
inside the lakes no. Outside from the first marker of nw channel on the Key west end, due west it's 6' close and 10 to 20 out in the channel, that is the way I go and Boca Grande has a ton of water, the depth in the lakes is 2 and 1/2 to 4 and is great for sharpies and cat's. I run a 30 foot cat in the lakes that draw's 2 feet and around Mule where the red and green are it's exactly 2 feet deep. You can maybe come from the boca side at high tide and get in there a way's. On the Nw channel side you can get almost up to Mule key. I run all over the Lakes in my Whaler, One of my favorite areas to explore.