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    Marathon is a marvelous family destination where sunsets and sunrises can both be enjoyed just by walking across the street. Located midway between Key West and Key Largo, it is home to the world's only Seven-Mile Bridge. Because of its central location and rustic ambiance, Marathon is called The Heart of The Florida Keys.

    The tropical atmosphere affords the visitor the opportunity to experience a whole host of activities from scuba diving, scuba instruction, small boat rentals, jet skiing, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing.

    Play on our wave runners, charter a fishing boat, or enjoy the brilliant hues of a Florida Keys sunset at the Tiki Bar. At the end of the day, relax on your own private covered balcony, while anticipating the pleasures of another beautiful day in the Florida Keys.

    Florida Keys Area Code is 305.

    Points of Interest:

    Musuems of Crane Point Hammock
    MM 50, Marathon, FL; (305) 743-9100; Open: Mon-Sat 9AM-5PM / Sun 12-5PM;

      Museums and Nature Center - Treasures and artifacts from ancient Calusa and Tequesta indian inhabitants, 17th-century shipwrecks and Bahamian settlers. Also see the 600-foot recreated coral reef cave.
      Florida Key's Childrens Museum - Includes salt-water lagoon interactive area
      63-acre thatch palm hammock with nature trails and spectacular bay view.
      Adderley Town Historic Site
      Wild Bird Rescue Center and Rehabilitation Habitat

    Dolphin Research Center
    MM 59, Grassy Key, FL; (305) 289-1121; Open: Daily 9AM-4PM;
    A unique family of dolphins and humans have lived together since 1958. Demonstrations throughout the day. This facility hosts a variety of hands-on interactive programs to let you meet this marvelous marine mammal.

    Sombrero Reef Light Tower
    This offshore landmark is located on coral reef about four miles offshore. 25 feet below the surface is large submarine reef habitat, home to Parrotfish and Angelfish.

    Tropical Fighters
    9850 Overseas Hwy (US-1), Marathon, FL; (305) 289-0007;
    Fly a fighter jet, no pilot's license necessary. From gentile trips to aggressive combat manuvers and acrobatics.

    Diving
    Beneath the offshore waters is an exciting world of living coral reef with a diverse range of wildlife. Some 50 prime dive sites surround the area including shipwrecks of ancient Spanish treasure ships.

      Looe Key Reef Trips - 1-800-538-2896
      Captain Morgan's Dive Tours - 1-888-986-3483
      Abyss Dive Center - 1-800-457-0134
      Snorkel Keylypso - (305) 743-7655
      Thunderbolt Wreck - One of fifty prime dive spots in the area. This research vessel shipwreck lies upright about 120 feet below the surface.

    Sportfishing
    Marathon is an exciting place for anglers - Tarpon fishing, deep-sea fishing, reef fishing, bay fishing, flats fishing, backcountry fishing, bridge fishing and more.

      Tarbon Fishing - The 'Silver King' challenges anglers with its spectacular leaps, strong runs, and tough endurance. Best action found at Seven Mile and Bahia Honda bridges. Best way for a novice to catch a large fish.
      Offshore Fishing - Sailfish, dolphin fish, wahoo, marlin, Mako shark, blackfin tuna, amberjack and a host of other big game fish.
      Reef Fishing - Yellowtail, mangrove, mutton snapper, grouper, mackerel and barracuda are found hiding amidst the many natural and artificial reefs.
      Bay Fishing - Hundreds of natural ledges and platforms are found gulfside between 5 and 15 miles north of Marathon.
      Backcountry Fishing - White Heron National Wildlife Refuge and Everglades National Park.
      Papa Pips Sportfishing Charters - (800) 707-1692
      R&R Watersports - (305) 743-9385
      Tarpon Joe's Guide Service - (305) 743-9059

    Boating

      Mowder Boat Rentals - (305) 743-2895
      Fish N Fun Boat Rentals - (800) 471-3440
      Florida Keys Sailing - (305) 289-9519 - Lessons, rentals, sunset cruises.
      Marathon Kayak - (305) 743-0561

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    Special Events:


      Columbus Day Regatta [Mid-Oct] 858-1733. Two day sailing regatta with over 500 racers sail from Miami to Key West.
      Seven Mile Bridge Run [April] Over 1500 runners tackle the famous Seven Mile Bridge each year. (305) 743-5417.

    VIP Guided Tours
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    Dive and Fish Marathon - Charter Boats
    Try Charter Fishing - Charter Boats
    Run and Gun Fishing - Charter Boats

    Resources
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    City Website - City Services
    Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce - Business Alliance

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Holiday Inn Marathon-Marina
Located in the heart of the Florida Keys, the Holiday Inn Marathon Hotel and Marina features 133 comfortable guest rooms and executive oceanfront rooms with king size and double-double accommodations, an outdoor heated swimming pool and kiddie pool, tiki bar, and the Royal Pelican Restaurant, open daily from breakfast through dinner.

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