Ligumvitae Key Moorings
- Lat / Lon: N 24° 54.395' / W 080° 42.250'
A return visit in February 2021 to Lignumvitae Key (last visit was December 2015) found 5 mooring balls. We did not dive the ball we tied up to do to poor visibility, but the surface ball and lines looked new and had no significant growth on it. We sat very well for 4 nights in varying wind directions of 10-15 knots. A Valentine's Day visit to the island was met by a wonderful Park Officer, who gave us a wonderful tour of many of the trails. Note that do to COVID the house museum is currently closed and tours are at officers discretion with no mixed groups. Also, the main dock and kayak docks are closed. There is a small dinghy dock. We were fortunate that we had the island to ourselves! We kayaked around the island. It's about 3.5 miles around and very shallow in certain areas. Great areas to see birds, juvenile sharks, stingrays, crabs, live shells, etc. clear water in the shallows. There are some very shallow sandy areas close to the shore near the moorings if you want to swim and relax. The shoreline along the moorings is all exposed coral reef. You are not permitted on shore in this area. There was good cell service for Verizon and GoogleFi. No WiFi seen even with Mikrotik extender. During our 4 days there were several day boats and on two nights 1-2 other boats. You can stay on these moorings for free up to 1 week. For photos from our stay, visit https://www.facebook.com/289883317705682/posts/4308027979224509/