We have a choice to cruise inside the bay to Elliott Key for a more relaxed itinerary or go out to Hawk Channel for a bit of open sea and snorkeling.
Inside the Bay:
If you prefer a day swimming and relaxation we can stay inside the bay and head towards Elliott Key and anchor there overnight.
We will start by heading southeast through The Feathers, a shallow area before arriving at Elliott Key.
We can then anchor offshore at Elliott's Key Sand Bar to picnic and swim. Depending on your preference we can also do the more relaxed Sand's Key or Billy's Point where the water is cristal clear, ideal for kids to swim and have fun.
If you want we can go in our dinghy and dock at the small harbor at Elliott Key. There is a visitor’s center and you can explore the Key through several hiking trails (Note: There is a park fee for this). We spend the night at anchor and the next day we can go to another spot or head out through Angelfish Creek to the Coral Reefs for snorkeling.
If you want a more exciting experience we can go out to Hawk Channel. This is a natural channel that runs all the way to Key West. If we’re going to snorkel, this is the best route.
We pass through Biscayne Channel where Stiltsville is located, the historic homes built on stilts in the 1920’s and 30’s. After leaving Biscayne Channel we head southward toward Bache Shoal. The water here is crystal clear, beautiful turquoise the Keys are known for.
We pick up a mooring buoy at Bache Shoal, a popular shallow patch reef just east of Sands Cut and Elliott Key. The reef is no more than 15 feet deep. Many of the boulder and brain corals are just 5 feet below the surface. Plenty of reef fish inhabit this area. This is a wonderful snorkeling location.
At the evening we reenter the bay and anchor near Pumpkin Key where we spend the night or out near Rodriguez Key.
There are several choices for this exciting weekend. Call us and we will arrange your perfect excursion.
☛ Overnight Package $ 3,000
We depart from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and return the following day to be at the marina by sunset.