I draw 7ft 6 inches and I am presently afloat most of the time between markers 4 & 6 just to the north of the Brennan Channel that is 1/2 a mile south of Dinner Key Channel. It is shallow between the Dinner Key Channnel and the anchorage so it is better to approach from the Brennan or go into Dinner Key and come back out the Brennan. With a 4.5 draft
you can anchor
almost anywhere. Lock your dinghy
securely as there are several less than desirable occupants of the anchorage and we have had boats 'boarded by undesirables' in the last few weeks
However, the City is about to start work
on the new mooring
field and shortly will be moving boats around so that they can work
at putting down moorings.
An alternative to the anchorage is the Coconut Grove Sailing Club which is next to Dinner Key Marina on the South side. It is 35$/night for boats up to 42 ft. There is a 24/7 launch service
and good showers and Bar.