One great, small resort in Marathon, the heart of the Florida Keys, offering accommodations, boat rentals, kayak & paddleboard rentals .
Motorised water sports
Non-motorized water sports
|Check-in||3 p.m. N/A if Boat Rental|
|Check-in Instructions||Please come to the office to check in for your room and/or boat.
We are located at 1410 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050.
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
** Please note that our office does CLOSE at 5 pm, so if you will be arriving after that time you MUST CALL US BEFORE 5 PM to advise us that you will be arriving late. We would then be able to leave you late arrival instructions to find your room.
** Since we close at 5 pm, we are unable to process reservations for the same night if you make that reservation after 5 pm, sorry.
|Check-out||10 a.m. N/A if Boat Rental|
|Getting There||Our small resort is situated at Mile Marker 47.5 on the bayside in Marathon, right next to Porky's Restaurant. Coming south take U.S. Highway 1 through Marathon until the four lanes of traffic become two lanes. You will see our bight yellow billboard sign and also the bright blue Porky's billboard sign on the right side of the road. Porky's also has a bright blue sign with a pink pig on it in their parking lot. Take that driveway and you will see our small lime green office set back from the road.|
|Parking||Cars can be parked next to the room if you are staying with us. One car per room rental.
We have parking right in front of the office for boat rental customers.
|Things To Do||Bahia Honda State Park – these beaches (on the ocean and bay side) are ranked among the top ten most beautiful beaches in the U.S. – crystal clear waters, soft sand and a remote location at the western point of the Seven Mile Bridge – are well worth a visit. http://bahiahondapark.com
Crane Point Hammock – 60 acres of tropical hardwood hammock exist as it did 300 years ago. The hammock is similar in many ways to the tropical rainforest – a variety of species call the hammock home. This non-profit Nature Center has touch tanks, interactive exhibits, a historic Bahamian house and a Wild Bird Rescue Center to occupy the minds of both young and old. www.cranepoint.net
Diving & Snorkeling – dive into the waters off Marathon and you’ll see the underwater equivalent of the tropical rainforest. Four miles offshore, Sombrero Reef Light tower – a marine sanctuary -- straddles dramatic coral formations that are home to parrotfish, angelfish, sergeant majors, yellowtail, lobster, crabs, and hundreds of other species. The Spirit snorkeling catamaran docks at Captain Pip’s Marina and offers daily trips to the reef.
Dolphin Research Center – "Dolphin Encounter", a half-day program focuses on dolphin communication and includes a hands-on session that gives you the opportunity to talk to and swim with the dolphins. Also the Dolphin Splash, half-hour program lets you swim with the dolphins. www.dolphins.org
Fishing – the variety is the best in the Florida Keys. The hottest ticket in town is Marathon’s explosive sailfish, mahi mahi, and tarpon fishing. Offshore, reef, bay, flats, backcountry, charter, and bridge fishing offer plenty of action, as well – all minutes from our dock.
Old Seven Mile Bridge – a great place for a walk or bike ride and the sunsets are among the best in the Keys. Schools of big tarpon as well as other game and tropical fish seek the shade of the bridge during the day – look over the railing and see for yourself. At the present time the old seven mile bridge is under construction and is closed to traffic.
Pigeon Key – Henry Flagler used this island in the middle of the Seven Mile Bridge as base camp when his overseas railroad was built. Today some of the original structures remain and visitors are welcome to explore the island at their leisure. Pigeon Key has It's own welcome center located at Knights Key Boulevard near the Seven Mile Bridge to book trips to the island.
|Terms and Conditions||Tropical Vacation Suites
Reservation policy: Maximum occupancy is two people per bed per unit, no exception. A 50% deposit required to secure room at time of reservation.
Payment of balance owed for accommodations and boat is due at check in. No pets, please.
Security Deposit: $300 security deposit (hold) on credit card required at check in for each room.
Reservation policy: 50% deposit is applied to rental. A $750 credit card security deposit is required when the boat is rented. Renters must be over 21 years old and have previous boating experience either as a boat owner or having successfully completed a safe boating course