Reviews: Rodriguez Key

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Holding:
4.50
Good, Sand, Grass
Wind Protection:
2.25
Open and Exposed Northeast Through East
Current Flow:
3.50
Wake Protection:
2.50
Open and Exposed Northeast Through East
Scenic Beauty:
3.75
Ease of Shopping:
1.25
Shore Access:
2.50
Pet Friendly:
2.25
Cell Service:
4.75
WiFi:
1.00

  • Review for Rodriguez Key

    Reviewed by: Robert Sherer, Fleetwing, on Apr 1, 2018
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 42'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Overall Rating:
    3
    Holding:
    4
    Wind Protection:
    1
    Current Flow:
    3
    Wake Protection:
    1
    Scenic Beauty:
    3
    Ease of Shopping:
    1
    Shore Access:
    4
    Pet Friendly:
    4
    Cell Service:
    4
    WiFi:
    1

    I've anchored here a half dozen times over the last eight years. I drop the hook on the 6 ft line heading into Mariner's Club Marina which is away from Rodriguez Key and any protection it might offer so I only use this anchorage in winds less than 10 kts. Any higher winds and the night can be bouncy.

    I have a dog aboard and I use the public ramp next to Mandalay Marina to land my dinghy. From where I anchor, it's about a 1/2 mile ride to the boat ramp. I have a 66 lbs Spade anchor, never a problem being secure at night.

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  • Review for Rodriguez Key

    Reviewed by: Lyle, Bacchus, on Feb 20, 2018
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 42'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Overall Rating:
    3
    Holding:
    4
    Wind Protection:
    3
    Current Flow:
    3
    Wake Protection:
    2
    Scenic Beauty:
    4
    Ease of Shopping:
    1
    Shore Access:
    1
    Pet Friendly:
    1
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    1

    We stayed three times, twice on our way south from Miami to Marathon and once on our way north back to the Miami area. The wifey has said never again!

    We've had winds N, NE, E, SE and S and it was not real pleasant. We tried to get close to the mainland when a north wind but anchor was dragging on rock. We gave up after an hour of trying and anchored further out. The holding there all 3 times was very good but the ride was rough.

    Early in the morning on two of the occasions several fishing boats left their harbors and created substantial wakes when running close to us. Not sure why they did when it would have been easy to give way a little but they did.

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  • Review for Rodriguez Key

    Reviewed by: PHIL on Feb 9, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 28'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Overall Rating:
    5
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    2
    Current Flow:
    3
    Wake Protection:
    3
    Scenic Beauty:
    4
    Ease of Shopping:
    1
    Shore Access:
    2
    Pet Friendly:
    2
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    1

    Good place to get together with others, just watch for tidal shift .. have seen some boats soft grounded after arriving earlier at high tide

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  • Review for Rodriguez Key

    Reviewed by: Nate Atwater, Moonshine, on Dec 18, 2017
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Overall Rating:
    4
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    3
    Current Flow:
    5
    Wake Protection:
    4
    Scenic Beauty:
    4
    Ease of Shopping:
    2
    Shore Access:
    3
    Pet Friendly:
    2
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    1

    Nice anchorage except for east or se wind...little access to land but good stop over.

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