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Old 17-09-2021, 21:20   #1
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Cayo Costa Anchorage? - Draw 5' 10"

I'm headed to Cayo Costa in November but draw 5' 10" and when I arrive the tide will be up about 1/2 foot. Some people say yes I can do Pelican Bay and others say no. I'd love to anchor in there but realistically is it possible, has anyone been there recently with a similar draft? If it's not an option what are the best alternatives in that area? TIA!!
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Re: Cayo Costa Anchorage? - Draw 5' 10"

Yep..been in there with our 5’+ draft this past spring for a couple days waiting out a front before heading off to the Dry Tortugas. Used Garmin’s Active Captain in Fishing mode showed the bottom contours which was greatly useful in this relative shallow and very popular anchorage. Had no problem entering or leaving the Anchorage just follow Active Captain’s recommended navigational notes. Just be aware it can be very crowded especially on holidays and weekends. Did see some much larger sailing vessels than ours anchored further in then where we where anchored..so go in slow and watch your depths.
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