Boot Key Harbor
"Marathon- the Heart of the Florida Keys"

An On-Line Cruising Guide for the Florida Keys & Cuba
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KEY WEST NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
a shoal group of Islands just West of Key West - and before you reach the Marquesas
*Note - the US Government has placed most of this area off limits. You are even forbidden from anchoring off Man and Woman Keys in the Sand - even if you don't go ashore. Ballast Key is private and landing is forbidden as well. Anchoring off the South part of Boca Grande is forbidden as well - only on the NW portion. If you have the time we'd suggest going to the Bahamas instead of here - where their government welcomes you to enjoy their islands, and your reasonable care of it as a conscientious boater is presumed.

Review the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service restrictions for the Key West National Wildlife Refuge, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, & National Key Deer Refuge (essentially ALL of the Keys)

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Boca Grande is about 11 nm West of Key West
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1999 Satellite Photos:


Aerial view looking NE at Woman (left) and Ballast (right) Keys

Boca Grande (above)

Ballast Key on the right, and East end of Woman Key on Left

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