Visit Florida features LOTS to do in Marathon, Florida
Here are just a few of the many things to do while visiting Marathon!
The Islands of Marathon boast some of the best boating activities anywhere, including deep-sea, reef or flats fishing, plus a local sand bar, Marathon’s waterfront restaurants, jet-ski tours, kayaking, paddle-boarding — or just cruising the turquoise waters. In Marathon, the family can swim with dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center, feed stingrays at Aquarium Encounters, view sea turtles at the Turtle Hospital, get back to nature at Crane Point Hammock and Curry Hammock State Park, or go back in time at historic Pigeon Key Island.
Dolphin Research Center
“Bring Your Family to Meet Our Family!” Spend the day with Dolphin Research Center’s dolphins and sea lions in an all-natural setting on Grassy Key in the fabulous Florida Keys. At our nonprofit education and research facility, experience teaching, learning and caring for marine mammals and the environment as you watch exciting, fun narrated behavior sessions and other educational presentations every half an hour. Want to meet a dolphin up close? We offer a variety of interactive programs including the Dolphin Encounter swim and Family Dolphin Splash. Ultimate Trainer for a Day,VIP Experience, Researcher Experience, Play with a Dolphin, Paint with a Dolphin, Dolphin Explorer, and Meet a Dolphin also offered daily. Reserve most programs online at our website.
Make a splash in the Sprayground. A colorful giant seahorse, whale flukes, palm trees and other tropical sculptures shoot jets and streams of water while dolphin, whale, and manatee sounds play. Access to the Sprayground is included in your general admission.
Thinking of visiting? Check out our live webcam at www.dolphins.org from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm eastern time!
DRC is proud to be an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the International Marine Animal Trainers Association.
The dorsal tow is an exciting thrill!
Curry Hammock State Park
This park is made up of a group of islands in the Middle Keys, with public access to swimming, a playground, picnic tables, grills and showers on the ocean side of Little Crawl Key. Open for camping year round. Reservations are available through Reserve America. The park is open for day use year-round. Pets are not allowed on the beach or in the water. The park does not have a boat launch or a parking area for boat trailers, most park waters are a no-motor zone. Kayak rentals are available at the ranger station.
Tilden’s Scuba Center
Tilden’s Scuba Center and our sister shop, Dive Duck Key have 2 retail shops, multiple training pools, 3 dive boats, a charter fishing/spearfishing boat, 20 full time dive instructors, 60 dive sites and over 1200 indigenous species of coral and fish on our beautiful reefs to entertain you. We are one of the only certified SNUBA facilities in South Florida. Dive Today starting at age 8 with no certification needed. Want to bring home dinner? We specialize in spearfishing and lobstering guides and certifications. We also have one of the most complete collections of GoPro cameras and GoPro camera accessories. We are open daily from 8am-6pm. So bring your family and friends and lets go diving!
Sunset in Marathon
Stay With Us in the Florida Keys
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