Boca Chita is a small island that is located approximately 12 miles south of the Cape Florida lighthouse on Key
Biscayne, and Boca Chita Key is located approximately
9 miles from Convoy Point.
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At one point, Boca Chita was privately owned and as the owner was preparing the island for his own private use until which time his wife was fatally injured on the island.
She later passed away due to the injuries sustained.
He found the memories too deep to continue to work on developing the island of Boca Chita and transferred ownership of the island.
Boca Chita is now owned and maintained by the U.S. National park services.
The fish are abundant, the water is clear, the location beautiful and facilities clean.
The charts are necessary for navigating your vessel through the shallow bay and coral reef areas. NOAA nautical chart #11451 "Miami to Marathon and Florida Bay" that includes all of
All plants, animals, and artifacts are protected! Do not disturb them!
Do not cut mangroves or any other vegetation in any manner.
Do not hang, tie, or attach anything from trees or structures.
Coconuts may only be collected from the ground.
No pets allowed on Boca Chita Key.
No pets allowed on vessels in the harbor or attached to the island.
The sand beaches are closed from
May 1 - August 15 for sea turtle and shorebird nesting.
Fires must be kept in grills and personal grills may not be placed on the boardwalk (dock), or picnic tables.
Dead and downed wood may be collected for burning only in the vicinity of the campgrounds.
Swimming is not permitted within the harbor, the no wake zone, or in designated turtle/bird nesting zones.
State salt water fishing licenses are required. Biscayne Bay is a lobster sanctuary and lobstering is not permitted there. Full updated fishing regulations are available from any Park Ranger.
Do not dispose of any fish remains in the harbor or within 200 feet of the no wake zone.
On Boca Chita Key, fishing is allowed, but not in the harbor, the no wake zone, the creek leading into the wetlands, or the western bulkhead of the island.