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Cruising Guide to the Keys

The Florida Keys has long been a destination for sailors, yachtsmen and boaters because it is one of the most beautiful cruising grounds on the planet. There are several ports with deep water access and a plethora of destinations for boats with shallow draft. There is an abundance of places for SCUBA diving and fishing. Several waterfront bars and restaurants are accessible by water including a few that can only be reached by boat. Some of the very best beaches in the Keys are accessible only by boat.

For those who want to get away from it all, there are several quiet, secluded anchorages. Other anchorages have access to shopping, restaurants and nightlife. There are a few places that are well protected from all but the worst weather. With all of these choices it may be a little confusing, but this guide will enable you to find the most appropriate places to visit in the Keys.

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The Conch Republic is a truly unique place for visitors to experience the joys of the ocean. There are mangrove habitats that can be explored by kayak or canoe. There fishing opportunities that range from catching monster fish from the deep sea to stalking elusive tarpon on the back country flats. We have excellent weather for sailing and cruising. Destinations range from the excitement of Key West to the privacy of secluded coves far from the maddening crowd. Our sunsets are said to be the most beautiful on the planet.