Boca Chica NAS Marina (Key West) - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-21-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 133
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
WuWei is on a distinguished road
Boca Chica NAS Marina (Key West)

As some of you already know, we were originally scheduled to spend a good part of our 30-day vacation traveling to Key West with our US 30', Wu-Wei. Unfortunately, after 4 rough days at sea with worse conditions looming, we headed back home, and decided to drive to Key West NAS to stay on the hard for a week instead...

While chilling in our $90-a-night 3-bedroom-condo within walking distance of Duval, we were plagued by terrible sunburn following a day at the Dry Tortugas (we got there on via charter boat- rough seas, too.) What's a burned-crunchy red sailor to do? Heck, we'll check out what could have been our dock.

I am not going to lie- really wasn't expecting much. My dock on a nice USAF military base is sub-par, and these Navy people were only going to charge me $25 a night with power and water for a dock. The base, (KWNAS consisits of several locations) was a typical old, run down Navy base. So, I wasn't expecting much for a marina....

WTF?!? Is THIS an actual military-base marina?!?! I've been to many a marina- THIS is the BEST marina I have ever seen in my entire life. There are million-dollar boats there. The water is CLEAR. Each cement dock (with cement pilings) have power and water. There is a nice dinghy dock, a restaurant/bar with $1 beer specials,laundry, showers, diesel, and a pumpout. But wait, there are mobile pumpout carts you can use, along with regular gear carts. There was even a private sand beach on the other side of the clubhouse! Had I died and gone to heaven? Why did we not have our cameras with us that day? Most boats at the docks made Wu-Wei look like a dinghy. We saw huge fish, jellyfish and tropical fish as clear as day swim along the live reef that hugged the marina.

If you are active-duty military or even carry the blue retiree card, and are a cruiser, you must definitely make this marina a stop. I have never seen anything like it- let alone on a military base! Sure, here in Tampa, we have brand-new docks- and yet, our marina looks like the ghetto compared the Boca Chica! Great facilities, docks, and location!

Chris
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-23-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jbstack28 is on a distinguished road
I was stationed there. I really enjoyed my time there. I will have to check out the Marina next time in town.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Key West Race Week 2002 Wrap-Up Dan Dickison Racing Articles 0 01-27-2002 07:00 PM
Key West Race Week 2002 Dan Dickison Racing Articles 0 01-20-2002 07:00 PM
Key West, A Sailing Destination John Kretschmer Cruising Articles 0 09-27-2001 08:00 PM
Racecourse Lessons from Key West Dobbs Davis Racing Articles 0 01-31-2001 07:00 PM
Key West Race Week Continues Doran Cushing Racing Articles 0 01-21-2000 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:35 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012