Originally Posted by capngeo
+1, I always break up the trip into 2 days each way Both of the above are fantastic places to spend the night.
Bear in mind that there is nothing but postcards for sale
in the DT, make sure you have all you need for the 'round trip.
True, to add to that one must in anything but a dead calm anchor
North of Red# 16 while at Boca Grande.
on the Leeward side of Boca Grande (usually South or South East) isn't enough even in calm conditions as it churns in an uncomfortable motion similiar to a washing
machine. You might as well anchor
in the middle of Key West
Harbor with all the charter
boats blasting by if you enjoy such motions.
I've sailed there in rough conditions comfortably with a happy crew only for my crew to get sick while at anchor, alot of water
moving throuh this area.
North of Red 16 is great holding in about 20 plus feet water
leeward of the Marqueasas is generally comfortable enough, take extra dinghy fuel
for exploring Mooney Harbor, the Cuban Refugee boats are a real treat, take your camera
along. It's a real wilderness area, North America's only Atoll created by a meteorite.
Or an huge Alien spaceship landing spot.
You won't be far away from Mel Fisher's find of the Spanish Galleon Atocha. There is more treasure out there.