East and North Excursion
Day 1: Stock Island to Little Palm Island 24 NM
Leave our charter base and try Little Palm Island. Reservations for dockage and dinner are highly recommend at this private resort. Ashore, watch for the miniature key deer and tropical birds.
Day 2: Looe Key and Marathon 25 NM
Looe is 5 miles south of Little Palm Island. It is one of the most colorful and alive of all the reefs in the Keys. Your destination tonight will be Boot Key Harbor. You'll have a choice of marinas and anchorages.
Day 3: Long Key Bight 23 NM
Take your time, relax and have a slow start to your day. You might want to take side trip out to Sombrero Key for snorkeling. If not and after leaving Boot Key Harbor follow Hawk Channel in a northeasterly direction and set a course to Long Key Bight.
Day 4: Indian Key 8 NM
The plan for today is to take a short sail and then do some exploring on Indian Key, which was the Dade County seat from 1836 to 1840. About 1 mile south of the Indian Key, you'll find mooring buoys marking the remains of the Spanish sailing galleon "San Pedro" in about 18' of water.
Day 5: Duck Key 20 NM
Want to spend some time enjoying luxury in the Keys? Set Sail for the first class Hawk's Cay Resort in Duck Key. Do not go in at low tide!
Day 6: Bahia Honda Key 23 NM
As you depart Duck Key today you will back track with your destination being the anchorage at Bahia Honda Key. Bahia Honda is a state park and you can dinghy ashore where you'll find a gift shop, an old broken railway bridge and a small swimming beach on the bay side.
Day 7: Key West 30 NM
It's time to start heading back for Key West Today. If you make an early start today you might want to make another snorkeling visit to Looe Key. As you approach Key West, give Florida Yacht a call.