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Boca Chita Key Cruise
Departing from the Deering Estate on the Pelican Skipper, a comfortable riding 45 foot Corinthian catamaran, this three hour tour will allow you to experience Biscayne National Park in a new light! Guided by a Biscayne National Park Ranger, guests will journey through Biscayne Bay to see Boca Chita Island and learn about the history that surrounds them. The vessel complies with Coast Guard Regulations and is ADA accessible.
Each guided tour lasts approximately three hours and includes opportunities to explore and learn about popular and scenic Boca Chita Key and Biscayne Bay. Explore the island and hike the trail (mosquitoes are prevalent on the trails). Staff engage you with the history of the park and why mangroves, seagrasses, and hardwood hammock habitats are all vital to the health of the local ecosystems. Bugs & mosquitos are very common throughout the year, please come prepared.
Cost: $66 per person (members and non-members) plus tax and processing fees. Advance reservations are required. For tour times & tickets click HERE or call Biscayne National Park at (786)465-4058. Ticket price includes general admission to the Estate during regular Estate hours (10AM to 4PM) the same day of your cruise.
Please arrive to the Deering Estate 30 minutes before your tour. Initial check-in is at the Main Gate & again when boarding the vessel. Tours will depart on time; the tour cannot be held for late arriving guests.
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The tour departing from Deering Estate is possible thanks to a partnership between Biscayne National Park, the Florida National Parks Association, Deering Estate and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.
About Biscayne National Park Institute
The Biscayne National Park Institute provides in-depth recreational and educational experiences through guided boat tours and programs. Biscayne National Park Institute is part of The Everglades Association which operates under Congressional authorities as the official private, non-profit partner supporting educational, interpretive and historical and scientific research responsibilities of Biscayne, Dry Tortugas and Everglades National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve.