The Key West Sail & Power Squadron members enjoy numerous boat trips together throughout the year. Here are a few of our favorite places to meet and enjoy the tropical waters. Be sure to use up-to-date charts, check tide predictions, and check the weather before navigating and anchoring in these shallow areas.
Here are some great apps for smart phone and tablet users. Some you may want to check out are: NOAA Now, NOAA Buoys, Greg Knots, Saltwater Fish Guide, BoatUS, Windfinder, Wind Alert, WeatherBug, Star Walk, Hurricane, Windfinder, RainAlarm and Simple Tides. Please email me any you recommend.
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Enjoy the sandy beach, snorkeling, or just floating. There are pods of dolphin (Porpoises), schools of Tarpon and bait fish in the channel, and a large variety of birds can be seen.
Picnic Island in Newfound
The better anchorage is to the west side of three islands just off the little island with a sandy beach. You'll need to loop around the islands to approach the anchorage from the North West side. Follow the chart and stay off the shoals.
The Power Squadron has our monthly full moon raft-ups here. Weekends are crowded with people bringing lawn chairs and coolers for use on the beach or sand bar. Some folks spend the entire day lounging in the water and on the island. It's a good place for kids and dogs to roam.
Snipe Point has an expansive and impressive sand flat at low tide. We spend lots of our time in the water just hanging out on the sand flat. It's also a great area to kayak.
Tarpon Belly Keys in
There is a gravel beach on SW side of Island (Cudjoe Channel side) for picnics and abandoned fishery remnants to explore.
One of the prettiest place to sit on a sand bar, float, or kayak. Due to the shallow water surrounding the Content Keys and Content Passage, captains need to be especially careful. Consult your charts and GPS before you leave your home port. Be sure to plan according to the tides. Some boaters have been stranded and had to spend the night.
Bahamas including Bimini and Exumas
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