Fishing - use a
local Guide
Marathon enjoys the best fishing in the Florida Keys.
There are many great local Fishing guides in
Marathon. Decide if you want to fish the backcountry,
reefs, or deep sea.

Try Captain Chris Johnson at  
www.seasquaredcharters.com
Fishing - The
Marathon Lady


Location:
U.S. 1 at Vaca Cut Bridge,
Mile Marker 53
Marathon, Florida
The 73-foot Marathon Lady offers the finest
party-boat fishing in the Florida Keys for the price!
Upon arrival at the dock, you must register and pay
for your trip at the booth located near the dock. The
cost is $33 per person for adults and children.
Boat Rental
There are lots of Boat rental locations in Marathon,
Grassy Key and Duck Key.
The nearest are found at:
1. Silver Palm Maria - Across the street (you can walk
there)
2. Hawk's Cay Resort (MM 61) 305-743-9000
3. TurnKey Marina, Duck Key, (MM 61) 305-289-0161
4. Captain Hooks Marina and Dive Center (MM 53)
Kayak Rental
There are lots of Kayak rental locations in Marathon,
Grassy Key and Duck Key.

The nearest are found at:
1. Silver Shores Marina (across the street)
Jet Ski Rental
  There are lots of Kayak rental locations in Marathon,
Grassy Key and Duck Key.

The nearest are found at:
1. Duck Key Marina (2 miles)
Snorkeling
Several snorkeling boats leave from Marathon as well
as Duck Key
Diving
Duck Key marina (MM61) Charter boat leaves  from at
9 am and 1 pm daily. A 30 minute ride to Coffin Patch
Reef, National park, great snorkeling/Diving. $34 per
person

Captain Hooks Marina and Dive Center (MM 53)
Several Dive boats leave from Marathon
Dolphin Research
Center

Across the street
Spend an hour or the whole day learning all about our
family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California
sea lions. Experience the different "dolphinalities"
during regularly scheduled narrated sessions. Each
session demonstrates a different aspect of these
amazing animals' lives. From high-flying athletics and
Dolphin Fun Facts to medical behavior training and
research-in-progress, no two sessions are alike. Join
their fun and cheer their progress. They love an
audience!
Hours of Operation: 7 days/week, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Sorry, we're closed to the public on New Year's Day,
Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving

General admission: Adults-$19.50; Seniors 55 and
over-$16.50; Children 4-12-$13.50; Children 3 and
under-Free. Click here for discount admission coupon.
Directions: Walk across the street
Web Link :
http://www.thefloridakeys.com/parks/sombrero.htm
Robbie's
Robbie's is best known for the enormous (wild) tarpon
that circle the docks waiting for a handout. Buy a
bucket of mullet (until 6 p.m.) for $3 to see the tarpon
jump out of the water for their dinner. You can also
eat next to the water at the Hungry Tarpon restaurant
for breakfast and lunch. The marina is a popular
place to rent a boat for the day, or to take a charter
boat to Lignumvitae and Indian Key state parks.
Location : MM 77.5 bay side
Hours: The fishing shack is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission : FREE
Web Link :
http://www.thefloridakeys.com/parks/sombrero.htm
The Turtle Hospital
Admission : Reservation is required
Old 7mile Bridge
The Old Seven Mile Bridge, an engineering marvel in
its day that's now on the National Register of Historic
Places. It rested on a record 546 concrete piers. No
cars are allowed on the old bridge today, but a 2.2-mi
segment is open for biking, walking, and rollerblading,
with a terminus at historic Pigeon Key. Look down and
you will see sharks, Rays and Tarpon. If you walk in
the morning you can enjoy the sunrise, if you walk in
the late afternoon you can enjoy the sunset.
Seven Mile Bridge has been a filming location for
several movies.  The bridge's film credits include the
helicopter-limo chase scene in "True Lies" with Arnold
Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis.  Seven Mile
Bridge was seen in 2 Fast, 2 Furious.  It was used in a
daring prisoner escape scene in the James Bond film
"License To Kill".  The bridge was also seen in the
movie "Up Close And Personal" with Robert Redford
and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Big Pine Key – Blue Hole
The Blue Hole is an attraction on the island of Big
Pine Key in the Florida Keys. It is an abandoned rock
quarry that was used for nearby road fills and Henry
Flagler's Overseas Railroad.[1] The water it contains
is mostly fresh and is used by various wildlife in the
area, such as birds, snakes, alligators, turtles and
green iguanas. It is part of the National Key Deer
Refuge.

The Blue Hole is home to the Florida Keys only known
alligators. Gators live in frsh water, so it’s rare that
they can live anywhere throughout the keys, but here
at the Blue Hole there is fresh water. There’s a
parking area and a short walkway to the lookout-
stand for gazing at the water, trying to get a glimpse
of the alligators. A narrow walk path leads around the
small lake.

Last hurricane in 2005 brought Tarpons into the small
lake. They have the ability to survive in both salt and
fresh water and are still living in the lake.
Located at MM 30.5, Bayside on Key Deer Boulevard
Key West
Key West is located 59 miles to the west. It is an easy
car ride over scores of bridges including the 7 mile
bridge.
Make a day trip and visit some of the famous tourist
spots like Sloppy Joe's on Duval Street.





     
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