Boot Key

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Boot Key
Boot Key Harbor, Looking North.jpg
Looking north over Boot Key Harbor
Boot Key is located in Florida
Boot Key
Boot Key
Boot Key
Boot Key is located in Caribbean
Boot Key
Boot Key
Boot Key (Caribbean)
LocationGulf of Mexico
Coordinates24°41′46″N 81°06′07″W / 24.696°N 81.102°W / 24.696; -81.102Coordinates: 24°41′46″N 81°06′07″W / 24.696°N 81.102°W / 24.696; -81.102
ArchipelagoFlorida Keys
Adjacent bodies of waterFlorida Straits

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 (15 ha) tract of land from which the United States Government broadcasts Radio Marti.[3] These broadcasts consist of anti-communist propaganda directed towards residents of Cuba, in an attempt to incite a revolt against the Cuban government. [4]

A hawk watch 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.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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