Courtesy of Florida Keys Tourist Development Council

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Whether exploring the uninhabited Keys and mangrove shorelines of Florida Bay, sport fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, world-class scuba diving, snorkeling, a day of golf, and more, we can recommend and help arrange unforgettable experiences in the Keys’ pristine waters and on land, as well. While there are many to choose from, here are a few that we recommend:

 

SPORTFISHING & BOAT CHARTERS

MAIN ATTRACTION SPORTFISHING
Half-, three-quarter and full-day charters. Bait, tackle and fishing license are included in your charter and a highly experienced crew will be there to rig and set out the lines.

305-281-0071
400 Sadowski Causeway
www.mainattraction.org

 

MARATHON LADY PARTY BOAT FISHING
The 73-foot Marathon Lady offers the finest party boat fishing in the Florida Keys. $45/person; two trips per day.

305-743-5580
Overseas Highway, MM 53
www.fishfloridakeys.com/marathonlady

 

BONE FISHING WITH CAPTAIN BILLY
Enjoy the excitement of flats fishing on the Gulf with Captain Billy. Bait and tackle are included. Half-and full-day excursions available.

305-395-1943
www.floridakeysfishing.com

 

GOLF & TENNIS

FLORIDA KEYS COUNTRY CLUB
Florida Keys Country Club’s 6,500-yard golf course, designed by Mark Mahannah, offers a challenge to golfers of all levels. The tough yet forgiving course features striking palm tree-lined fairways, lush, manicured greens, and striking views.  The country club also offers excellent tennis facilities. For reservations or tee times, please contact Florida Keys CC directly.

305-743-2551
4000 Sombrero Blvd., Marathon
http://www.floridakeyscc.com

 

THE KEY WEST GOLF CLUB
A truly unique course, the Key West Golf Club was designed by Rees Jones and is an 18-hole, 6,500-yard course suited for novices and pros alike. The course sits on over 200 acres of Keys foliage and wildlife and features the infamous “Mangrove Hole,” a 143-yard par-3 that is played over a field of tropical mangroves.

305-294-5232
6450 E. College Rd., Key West
http://keywestgolf.com/

 

KEY COLONY BEACH GOLF & TENNIS
This 9-hole, par-3 course is open to the public daily from 7:30 a.m. to dusk and is right in our own back yard! Adjacent tennis courts are also available for free to the public.

305-289-9859
460 8th St., Key Colony Beach

 

SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS

DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER
Founded as a nonprofit corporation in 1984, the Dolphin Research Center is a unique educational and research facility. Open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

305-289-0002
58901 Overseas Hwy., Grassy Key
www.dolphins.org

 

SCUBA DIVING & SNORKELING

ABYSS DIVE CENTER
Abyss Dive Center offers a convenient boat run to over 50 prolific reefs and history-filled wrecks! A full-service dive center open 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., they offer complete rental equipment, as well as a full diving sales inventory and equipment service.

800-457-0134 or 305-743-2126
12565 Overseas Hwy., Marathon (at Bonefish Bay, MM 53.5)
www.abyssdive.com 

 

DEEP BLUE DIVE
Come aboard and explore the pristine waters of the only living coral reef in North America, part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Deep Blue Dive offers dive and snorkel trips, kayak rental, spear fishing, scuba instructions, equipment rental and service, and air fills.

305-978-3483
400 Sadowski Causeway, Key Colony Beach
www.adeepbluedive.com

 

NEARBY ACTIVITIES

CRANE POINT MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER
Guests are invited to explore the Museum of Natural History, walk the nature trails, check out the Marathon Wild Bird Center, and tour Adderley House Historic Site, the second oldest house in the Keys. Children’s Activity Center and Marine Touch Tanks also available.

305-743-9100
MM 50.5 Bayside, 5550 Overseas Hwy., Marathon
www.cranepoint.net 

 

NATIONAL KEY DEER REFUGE
Big Pine in the Florida Keys is known for its Key deer. Make sure to visit the refuge, created in 1947, where the small native Key deer roam free in their natural surroundings. On over 8,500 acres, most concentrated in Big Pine Key, there are nature trails to wander and an observation platform overlooking a watering hole. You’re guaranteed to catch sight of the deer.

305-872-2239
28950 Watson Blvd., Big Pine Key
 www.fws.gov/nationalkeydeer

 

THE TURTLE HOSPITAL
An educational experience for the whole family, the Turtle Hospital provides a presentation on sea turtles, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the hospital facilities and rehabilitation area. At the end of the tour, guests are invited to feed the permanent residents.

305-743-2552
2396 Overseas Hwy., Marathon
www.turtlehospital.org