18 July 2023

FLORIDA KEYS — Over 50 boats are to follow a course filled with enjoyable activities and stops from Miami to Key Largo, Islamorada and Marathon during the Miami Boat Rally’s annual Florida Keys Rendezvous. The family-friendly event is set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 4-6.


The nautical challenge brings boaters to the Keys for a fun-filled competition, with points earned based on timing of arrivals and departures at scheduled locations, as well as sporting activities including paddleboarding, a treasure hunt, costume contest and a fishing tournament that takes place throughout the rally.


Three categories of boats are to participate — sport line boats, cabin cruisers and high-performance craft.


Rally boaters are to begin their journey at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, traveling from Miami’s Biscayne Bay with stops at Gilbert’s Resort in Key Largo and the Islamorada sandbar before motoring to Hawk’s Cay Resort on Duck Key. On the following day, rally boaters are to head to a sandbar in the Grassy Key area for a relaxing day of fun in the sun.


A white attire party and awards banquet is planned for the evening of Saturday, Aug. 5, at Hawk’s Cay. On Sunday, Aug. 6, boaters can remain in the Keys or return to the Florida mainland on their own schedule.


Registration is $300 per boat for up to four participants, with additional participants $75 each. Fees include admission along with Miami Boat Rally/Florida Keys Rendezvous shirts, nautical guides, logistic and support boats, and participation in boating and sandbar activities that are to be accompanied by photo and video teams.


Event information: miamiboatrally.com

Florida Keys visitor information: fla-keys.com or 1-800-FLA-KEYS

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