Boot Key

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Looking north over Boot Key Harbor

Boot Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys[1] located adjacent to Key Vaca. Boot Key is within the city limits of Marathon, Florida, United States. The island is largely undeveloped despite having a bridge spanning Boot Key Harbor to Key Vaca, which is now closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.[2]

Immediately adjacent to Boot Key is a 38-acre (150,000 m2) tract of land from which the United States Government broadcasts Radio Marti.[3] These broadcasts consist of news and cultural information intended for residents of Cuba.[4]

A hawkwatch is conducted every fall on Boot Key.


  1. ^ Zepke, T. (2017). Terrance Talk Travel: A Pocket Guide to the Florida Keys: Including The Everglades & Key West. Terrance Talks Travel. Safari Publishing. p. pt57. ISBN 978-1-942738-25-1. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 4, 2006. Retrieved July 21, 2008.
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Coordinates: 24°41′46″N 81°06′07″W / 24.696°N 81.102°W / 24.696; -81.102