This was our 6 day (5 night) trip plan. We were lucky to get permits for sites located close together, so that we could do a conservative trip with short distances. Since we often paddled into 15 - 20 knot winds, especially on the outside keys, we were motivated to get started early before the wind picked up. Often we were setting up camp around lunchtime, then relaxing in the afternoon.

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Day 1 - Ckokoloskee to Sunday Bay   -  (6.5 Miles)
Day 2 - Sunday Bay to Watson's   -  (7.5 Miles)
Day 3 - Watson's to New Turkey Key   -  (6 Miles)
Day 4 - New Turkey Key to Pavillion Key   -  (6.5 Miles)
Day 5 - Pavillion Key to Rabbit Key   -  (4.5 Miles)
Day 6 - Rabbit Key to Ckokoloskee   -  (6 Miles)


DAY 1 - CHOKOLOSKEE TO SUNDAY BAY VIA TURNER RIVER
6.5 miles
Southeast wind up to 15 knots
5.5 hours with lunch stop




DAY 2 - SUNDAY BAY TO WATSON'S
7.5 miles
Breezy
3 hours with break




DAYS 3 & 4
WATSON'S TO NEW TURKEY KEY
NEW TURKEY KEY TO PAVILLION KEY

Day 3
6 miles
Tide in our favor early.
Wind agaist us later (Southeast 10-15K)
4 hours with lunch stop at Mormon Key
Day 4
6.5 miles
Tide in our favor early. Wind Southeast building to 20K.
Helped us most of the way. Waves 1.5 - 2 feet
3 hours with short stop at Mormon Key




DAY 5 - PAVILLION KEY TO RABBIT KEY
4.5 miles
West wind 10K
1.5 hour direct crossing




DAY 6 - RABBIT KEY TO CHOKOLOSKEE
6 miles
North wind 20K dimishing to 10K. Against us all day.
5.5 hours with long stop at Turtle Key to let wind die.