I’ve made two trips from Lauderdale to Key West
this year — one on the outside and one inside. With your draft
, you can do inside, although there are some shallow spots to watch out for.
Nice to have an option depending on the weather
. On the inside, we stopped at Elliott Key, Key Largo
and Marathon before popping outside to Key West. We actually did a fair amount of sailing on the inside
Outside stops included Angle Fish
creek, which is quite nice, but the current
there is very strong. Other stops include Rodriguez Key and Bahia Honda
. Most of the upper and middle keys are protected areas where anchoring
Another consideration on the outside is that the stream comes in close to the channel in some areas. We’ve accidentally drifted into the stream a couple of times.
Have a safe passage