The city of Marathon, a 10-mile long family-oriented island community set on 13 islands in the Florida Keys, boasts some of the best boating activities anywhere, including deep-sea, reef or flats fishing. Marathon is renowned for their beautiful white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and colorful barrier reefs. Add to that the area waterfront restaurants, jet-ski tours, kayaking, paddle-boarding, eco-attractions and marine-based educational programs — or just cruising the turquoise waters.
Ocean View Marina
Ocean View Marina in Marathon
Preserving our native species.
DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER
The Dolphin Research Center was founded as a nonprofit corporation to ensure the dolphins had a home here for life, and in doing so to establish a unique education and research facility. Learn firsthand about the world of the dolphin, experiencing their personalities in fun-filled, narrated behavior sessions. Swim with dolphins in the fabulous Florida Keys – the ultimate vacation Thrill! The dolphins and sea lions look forward to seeing you!
Preserving our native species.
CRANE POINT HAMMOCK
Take a walk back in time through 63 acres of hardwood hammock. Crane Point Hammock Museum and Nature Trail is a non-profit organization featuring a museum of natural history and beautiful nature trails. Guests can hike the nature trails, bird watch, learn to identify trees along the nature walk, explore the butterfly meadow or catch an amazing Florida Keys sunset. And where else can you get a fish pedicure?
A Magical experience you won’t forget!
FLORIDA KEYS AQUARIUM ENCOUNTERS
At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, you can immerse yourself in the fabulously unique environments of the Florida Keys, including getting into the tank for aquarium and diving with coral reef dwellers, stingrays and much more. Best of all, the trained professionals are with visitors every step of the way. They have made it easier than ever to personally interact with marine species of all shapes and sizes!
You deserve to be pampered.
THE SPA AT ISLA BELLA
A soothing sanctuary in the paradise of the Florida Keys, The Spa at Isla Bella offers an extensive spa menu, including couples massages, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, plus they can also help you prepare for special occasions with hairstyling, make-up, waxing and more.
An amazing piece of America history.
Pigeon Key dates back to the early 1900’s when the island was used as a work-camp for the men who built the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, these buildings are now utilized for marine science education programs and an on-island museum that features artifacts, portraits and stories of those who have called this island home over the last 100+ years. Take a trip back in time to the Henry Flagler era and learn something new about this amazing piece of American history.
A remote island becomes a tropical destination.
BAHIA HONDA STATE PARK
From stargazing to snorkeling, the park is known for balmy sea breezes that caress the shores year-round. Along with its iconic Florida scenery — palm-lined beaches, gin-clear waters and magnificent sunsets, the park is an excellent place to observe wading birds and shorebirds, and introduces nature lovers to the island’s plants and animals.