Itís been a while since Iíve been there.
Biscayne Bay is largely parkland, and so highly regulated and not friendly to live-aboard..
Dinner Key has a Liveaboard
Association, which may have a website? This is, likely, your best bet in the area. It's immediately South of Coconut Grove Marina, and there is shopping
nearby (long walk or bike). There (used to be?) up to 100 boats anchored there. Used to be a dinghy dock
Just found this:
The Living Aboard
This page was created to provide information on the live aboard lifestyle with useful links & articles. If you would like to contribute a link or article to this page please email email@example.com
Dinner Key Anchorage Association: This organization was formed to provide a voice for the residents of Coconut Grove, Miami
, Fl. who live aboard their boat in the anchorage off of Dinner Key Marina. Recently the Association was asked to provide input on the study of the waterfront and anchorage by City of Miami
officials who wish to install moorings in the anchorage and to possibly provide shoreside facilities. The Association is represented on the City of Miami's Waterfront Advisory Board Anchorage Committee, and on the Technical Assistance Team assembled by the Department of Environmental Protection, who is in charge of the in depth
study. To get involved in the Association, please call David Bricker at 305-856-4333.
Generally, the Eastern side of the bay won't be suitable, except as a jump-off to the Bahamas
ie: No Name Harbour is an excellent hangout for a couple of days, but I donít think youíll be allowed to stay as long as youíd like, and thereís no shopping/provisions. Itís small and thereís now a mooring
Boca Chita & Ragged Keys are only day-stops.
Further South, Marathon's Boot Key Harbour is another live-aboard haven.
To the North, you'll find Crandon Park Marina, and Miami Marine
Stadium anchorages - neither as friendly as they once were.