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The Florida Keys middle child.

Marathon Florida Vacation Planning

Your resource for Marathon Florida vacation planning.

Here you'll find all of the resources you need to put together a memorable trip to the Florida Keys and a visit to the Marathon Key. From Marathon hotels and resorts to dive and fishing trips, you'll find everything you need to plan your vacation.

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Marathon is a 10 mile stretch of the Florida Keys affectionately known by locals as "The Heart of the Keys". The community of Marathon is centrally located right in the middle of the Florida keys and has its own airport.  Because of Marathon's accessibility and location, it is an outstanding Florida Keys vacation spot where easy day trips to other islands in the Florida Keys can be made.

Snorkeling and SCUBA diving make up a huge part of many Marathon vacations. Many diving opportunities are available around Marathon including Sombrero Reef located just a few miles offshore. Wreck diving on around Marathon is also quite popular among SCUBA divers and there are a number of outfitters and dive shops that can arrange your dive charter for you.

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Marathon's Close proximity to the offshore reefs and Florida Straights as well as quick access to the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay ensure plenty of fishing opportunities. Whether you want to catch sailfish offshore, fish for tarpon around the bridges or target bonefish on the flats, you'll find a fishing challenge for a lifetime.

Dining and accommodations on Marathon aren't a problem. There are a number of local restaurants and places to stay range from tropical resorts and hotels, to apartment and house vacation rentals.

For those visitors arriving by Sea, The Boot Key Harbor City Marina has 226 permanently-attached mooring balls - accommodating vessels up to 60' in length.