Activities

Listed below is a list of some of the activities that you can enjoy in the Keys.  This list is not all inclusive, and if you would like to have your business added, please click here to tell us about your business or attraction. We will be happy to add it.



S.C.U.B.A

Marathon

Middle Keys Scuba
(305) 743-2902

If you’re looking to book a dive trip or purchase equipment at any price point, they can help you out. Some can’t miss dive excursions include the following:

  • Adelaide Baker – Lying in only 25 feet of water, this is a good dive for beginner and intermediate divers.
  • Sombrero Reef – Coral canyons and archways abound this system. You’ll see a multitude of tropical fish along with Snapper, Grouper and Grunt. Possibilities also exist for Moray, Sea Turtles and Lobster. This large area is a very nice dive.
  • Coffins Patch – Most of these coral patches lie in 20 feet or less, making it a nice intermediate to advanced snorkel locale or beginners scuba spot. You will also find some very nice Brain Coral specimens with the possibility of huge resident Barracuda sightings.
  • The Thunderbolt – 188 foot ship which is the main destination of advanced Divers in our area. The Bolt sits perfectly upright in 100 feet of water and is the home of large Angelfish, Jacks, and occasional pelagics.
  • The Gulf – You can drop your anchor in many areas of the shallow Gulf waters as an ideal location for children and beginner level snorkelers. With careful searching you’ll discover shells, lobster, a variety of different species of fish and many other interesting finds!


Water and Boating

Marathon

The Starlight
(305) 743-8346

The Marathon Lady
(305) 743-5580
You’ll receive good service and equipment with both companies. You won’t be catching Marlin etc., but they will make sure that everyone catches fish and the price is fair. You may want to try a night trip for faster action.


Jet Flights

Marathon

Jet Fighter Flights
(877) fighterjet
Enjoy the ride of your life on a retired military fighter jet!

Fly the Beast, Light Attack Helicopter Flights
Take a trip around the islands on this light attack helicopter by contacting Grant Air.


Biplane Rides

Marathon

Grant Air
(305) 743-1995
Magnificent views of the water and the islands, this is a can’t miss, I highly recommend it! For the truly daring, they’ll take you on a very challenging ride by request.


7 Mile Bridge

Marathon

Pigeon Key
(305) 289-0025
A tiny five acre island just below the seven mile bridge was once the home to the workers who built Henry Flagler’s Railroad which connected the Keys to northern commerce. Enjoy the relatively long walk along the seven mile bridge to get out to the Island and take the Trolley ride back. Some of you may remember The famed Seven Mile Bridge and Pigeon Key in the movie “True Lies” featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Museum and Nature Center

Marathon

Museum and Nature Center of Crane Point Hammock
(305) 743-7124
The most important historical and archaeological site in the Keys. Evidence of Prehistoric Bahamian and Colombian tribes are found here. On site you will also find The Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys, an archive of ancient artifacts found in the area and The Children’s Museum of the Florida Keys which is an indoor/outdoor facility with ecological exhibits for the kids!

Don’t miss The Adderley home. Early immigrant George Adderley and his Family lived a simple life among tropical trees such as the lignumvitae whose hard wood was once used to make bowling balls. The family survived by making charcoal and gathering and selling sponges.

One trail will take you to the Marathon Wild Bird Center which is a hospital for many of the native birds of the Marathon Area!
Feeding the fish is also a hit with the kids with large resident Barracuda and Shark!
And I have to mention Casa Iguana, the home to many species of Iguanas ranging from 3 to 6 feet long.

Turtle Hospital Educational Tour
305-743-2552
Another can’t miss experience is the Turtle Hospital Educational Tour which many of our guests have included as a highlight of their vacation. During the Tour you will learn of the many challenges facing the Turtles in todays ocean waters and what we are doing to support their existence now and into the future. Of course you’ll also meet Bubble-butt and many of their other residents and have a good time as well.

Price of admission includes an approximate 45 minute educational guide of the hospital with a presentation and a 45 minute guide through the sea turtle rehabilitation area. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED PLEASE CALL 305-743-2552

ADMISSION
ADULT: $15.00
CHILDREN (4-12 years old): $7.50
NOW DAILY AT 10:00, 1:00 and 4:00!

Equipment Rentals

 Equipment Locker Sports & Bicycle – Marathon
(305) 289-1670

Quality mountain bike rentals and everything you need for sporting goods equipment with the exception of fishing!


Sporting Acitivities

Key Colony Beach Golf & Tennis – Marathon
(305) 289-1533

Public 9-hole par 3 course. Clubs and pull carts available.

Aloha Parasail – Key Colony Beach
(305) 289-9412

Parasail to heights of 1500 feet! Reasonable rates.

R & R Sports Jet Ski Rentals – Marathon
(305) 743-9385

Best rates on quality jet skis in Marathon.

 

Dolphins

Grassy Key

The Dolphin Research Center
(305) 289-0002
The true home of Flipper! Don’t miss this place; they are dedicated to training, studying, and protecting the Dolphins! I recommend reserving a spot to swim with one of the Dolphins, it is well worth the money! Famous people from around the world visit this facility each year because they are the best. You will be amazed at what you will learn and the gift shop is quite nice as well.


Live Bands

Marathon

Porky’s
(305) 289-2065
Check out Donnie Irwin on Thursday’s for the best Rock and Roll guitar jamming in the middle keys. He’ll take requests, and tears up the guitar with the very best!!

The Hurricane
(305) 743-2220
The Hurricane is the best place in the middle keys for live acts. They bring in bands from all over the country specializing in Zydeco, Blues and Rock and Roll. If you are lucky, you’ll catch some acts here which you will remember for a lifetime.

Key Colony Beach

Cabana Breeze’s
(305) 743-4849
This is a great place to catch fun, traditional style soloists playing the keys favorites; Buffet, Van Morrison, Elvis…you get the point.