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Your first time thru Broad Creek, go with someone familiar with it. The charts show skinny water at the mouth on both sides but there is a narrow channel at both mouths. Once you get a little more familiar with the keys and get to know some locals they'll let you know where and how they have marked some cut thru's that don't show on charts but they maintain for themselves. This is particularly true in the back country going thru the flats on a boat build to run those skinny waters. "Flats" boats with big ass motors.
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Based on experience, is there a time of year when mosquitoes are not an issue around Boca Chita and Card Sound?

Will have another overnight is a few weeks....
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We like the anchoring possibilities inside Ragged Keys, but we usually take the more protected space south of Featherbed Bank and just in the cove just north of Sands Key and taking the dinghy ride west around the sand bar to Boca Chita. We also like to anchor off the Elliott Key State park to the south for the showers and the wilderness trails that always require mosquito repellant. We also anchor around Pumpkin Keyand we've taken a spot in the middle of Angelfish off to the side of the channel, but this is also too close to the mangroves to be free of mosquitos. I often see people anchored near the effluent of the Turkey Point cooling ponds, but I don't know what the attraction is unless it's a fishing spot. Of course, Biscayne Bay includes those spots on Key Biscayne, the Marine Stadium and near the east end of Venetian Causeway, but I don't think you were asking about those spots. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Re: Biscayne Bay Anchorages

a long day sail but long arsenicker is good for W-NW protection.

or north of sands key nice little hide-hole for the dink to the north to explore at high tide.
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Re: Biscayne Bay Anchorages

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Your first time thru Broad Creek, go with someone familiar with it. The charts show skinny water at the mouth on both sides but there is a narrow channel at both mouths. Once you get a little more familiar with the keys and get to know some locals they'll let you know where and how they have marked some cut thru's that don't show on charts but they maintain for themselves. This is particularly true in the back country going thru the flats on a boat build to run those skinny waters. "Flats" boats with big ass motors.
very true south of summerland where they pulled the markers around 10 yrs ago.

and upper keys, (aka toilet seat pass)
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