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Boca Grande Anchorage

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Anchorages near Boca Grande

Anchorage Map

The Boca Grande area has the only anchorages with any kind of protection between the Key West area and the Dry Tortugas. In addition there are many wrecks, fishing and diving spots in the area. Click here for a full size map.

Mullet Banks Anchorage

Mullet Banks anchorage is between Boca Grande Key and Mullet Banks near the entrance to a channel to the back country. There is protection from the prevailing winds.

Boca Grande Anchorage

Further along the same channel, Boca Grande achorage is protected by shallow banks in all directions.

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The backcountry of the Keys constitutes a veritible maritime nursery that includes mangroves and seagrass beds that are home to a diversity of juvenile fish, invertebrates and other marine life. The Everglades provides an important flow of water into this ecosystem. Many of the species that spend their juvenile years in the Keys backcountry nursery are the same species that spend their adult years living on the nearby coral reef or swimming in the deep ocean environment.