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Old 03-08-2019, 11:18 AM  
Keysdisease
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Depends on what you want to do. The Marquesas are usually pretty quiet, not really a dive site, good flats fishing and plenty of birds, no "going ashore," just a usually quite and fairly deserted anchorage. To get into Mooney Harbor proper without local knowledge is not recommended. Other anchorages in the lee of the island can be a bit choppy, if those conditions prevail then maybe...

Up the channel to the NW of Boca Grande Key around R16 is a good anchorage. It is surrounded by flats that dry at low tide and has good 360 degree protection.

You should have the speed to bypass this stop with an early start if you choose. The Fort is pretty cool, the anchorage protected, but after 2 days it became a "been there done that" The diving is outstanding.

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