Tufts Alumni Miami: Boca Chita Island Experience and Private Tour

Location: Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Homestead, FL

Date: March 14, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Tufts Alumni Miami invites alumni, parents and friends of Tufts to an island paradise! Please join us for a private guided tour of Boca Chita Bay and Biscayne Bay. During the tour, which will be lead by a Biscayne National Park Institute Naturalist, you'll learn about the history surrounding the area, the habitats and ecosystems protected by the National Park and story of how and why Biscayne National Park was established.

Aboard our catamaran, the Sawfish, the trip accross the Bay will take approximately one hour. Once we arrive, you'll have one hour to explore Boca Chita. During this time, climb the lighthouse (you must be at least 42" to do so), explore the Island or go on a hike. The trip back to the Visitor Center will be one hour as well. 

The Vessel:
The Sawfish is a 45’ Corinthian which is a catamaran that is mostly covered but not in-closed. Sawfish has bench seating around the edges of the boat and is wheelchair accessible.

What to bring:
Remember to bring your reef-safe sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent, water bottles, and snacks. You are welcome to bring your lunch or purchase sandwiches, sodas, snacks and many of the above items at the Park Store.

Amenities on the Key:
There is a picnic pavilion and picnic tables on the island along with bathrooms. We have drinking water available, please bring a refillable container to minimize trash. There are no guest sales on the island, please everything you will need to enjoy your visit with you.

Admission:
Admission for those 21+ is $20. Those who are 2-20 years old will pay $15 and those under 2 years old are free, but please register them. 

Driving:
If using a GPS, please type in "Dante Fascell Visitor Center" in Homestead. Using the mailing address of 9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way often redirects you to the wrong location.