Lots to do at EK, including taking the dinghy to Boca Chita as well as hiking around EK. Another fun stop is anchoring off the north side of Pumpkin Key and taking the dink over to explore Ocean Reef. I found going out Angelfish Creek much easier if going on out side.
Somewhere on here is a whole list of anchorages I put together for the Keys. Next would be Tarpon Basin with a formal dinghy dock and walking distance to Publix and KMart. Next, Personally,we definitely prefer the bight off Lorelei's southeast of Steamboat Channel; a little deeper, more options, and more places to take the dink, to Cowpens. Or better yet, try both!
Have a great trip!
"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"