The 33rd Cedar Key small boat meet is the first full weekend in May. In 2017 it’s May 5-7.
The meet is still informal. There are no signups, fees, or planned events on the water. Tides & weather remain the organization. Last year was the best tide & weather mix in my notes & thirty two year memory. Weather is usually better than acceptable.
All shallow draft boats are welcome: poled punts, paddled pirogues & rowed pirates’ gigs; catboats & catamarans; trimarans & proas; sampans, sharpies & scows, duckboats & dinghies.
Cedar Key is known for its thriving food chain ashore & in the water because of our two National Wildlife Refuges—Cedar Keys NWR & the Lower Suwannee NWR. Observing our bugs, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, & marine mammals among our saltmarshes, & inshore & offshore islands is as delightfully rewarding as always. ~Hugh Horton