Things to Do in Marathon: Fishing, Diving, Water Sports, Hiking, Biking & More!

Your vacation in Marathon Florida Keys can be action-packed or laid-back or a little of both!

The Fun Begins at Sunrise

Start your day by getting up early and watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean at Coco Plum Beach or Sombrero Beach.

Have breakfast at one of the local favorite spots. 

Take a Bike Ride on the Overseas Heritage Trail

Rent a motorcycle.  Put the top down on the rental car and cruise from Duck Key to the Seven Mile Bridge with stops along the way.

Activities Abound on Land, Sea and in the Air

Swim with a dolphin at the Dolphin Research Center.  Pet a sea turtle at the Turtle Hospital.  Take an eco tour at Crane Point.  Revisit the days of Flagler’s Folly at Pigeon Key. 

Fishing, Diving and Boating

Book a professional Marathon Florida Keys fishing charter.  Or, rent a boat and get your fishing gear at a local bait and tackle shop. 

Go offshore fishing for dolphin, wahoo and tuna.  Fish the reefs and wrecks for snapper and grouper.  Hang at the bridges and banks for tarpon and shark.  Head to the Gulf for cobia and permit.  Fish the backcountry for permit, snook and bonefish.

Take the plunge with your spear gun.  Explore the rocky bottom in search of Florida Keys spiny lobster.

Check out Dive Centers and Snorkel Excursion Boats

Go snorkeling on North American’s only living coral reef.  Try snuba.  Scuba dive at Sombrero Light and Reef or the Thunderbolt Wreck.

Kayaking, Jet Skiing, Parasailing and Sailing

Go kayaking through the mangroves and discover the natural side of Marathon Florida Keys.

Zip through the crystal blue waters on a jet ski.  Go parasailing or kite boarding.

Set Sail on a Pirate Ship!

Go bird-watching at Curry Hammock State Park and check out the Wild Bird Center at Crane Point Hammock.

Take in a round of golf or a few sets of tennis. 

Take to the Air and Hit the Road

Tour Marathon by air in a vintage bi-plane or modern helicopter.

Bar-hop your way to Key West on the purple party bus.


Kick Back, Relax and Then Go Shopping!

Read a book, sun and swim at the beach or park. 

Shop for souvenirs, gifts, jewelry, tropical clothing and more.

It’s Always 5 O’Clock!

Take your seat at a tropical tiki hut and have a nice cold beverage and conch fritter appetizer.

Satisfy your taste buds with fresh Florida Keys fish, stone crabs and spiny lobster, Cuban cuisine, steaks, sushi, Italian or whatever you desire. 

Don’t Forget the Key Lime Pie! 

Take in some excellent live entertainment by local Florida Keys musicians or touring national acts. 

Go to the movies or a live performance at Marathon Community Theater.


End Your Day with a Magnificent Marathon Florida Keys Sunset Cruise!



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Email or call 305.743.5305.

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