There are many things to do and see in the
Central Florida Keys and Marathon area where we are located. We have
some of the best diving and sport fishing in the World
and depending on the time of year offer Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish,
Kingfish, Wahoo, Marlin and Sailfish to name just a few. There are also
all types of boat rentals including sailboats and jet skis in the
immediate vicinity. Other things to do include:
TOURS - Dolphin Research Center is just 15 minutes away and offers narrated dolphin and sea lion behavior sessions every half an hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days a week. Sessions may include training of new behaviors, research trials, dolphin playtime, fun facts and much more! Admission prices: $17.50 for adults, $14.50 for seniors (55 and older), $11.50 for children 4-12 years old. Children under 4 admitted free with adult. Discount tickets are available from the Sandpiper Motel. Dolphin Encounter (swim program) and DolphinSplash (wade-in program) are available by reservation. Call 305-289-0002. Meet the Dolphin, Paint with the Dolphin and other programs are available on a walk-in basis. For more information about DRC's programs, visit www.dolphins.org. DOLPHINLAB - Dolphinlab is a college-accredited program which allows participants to spend a week immersed in the world of dolphins.
PIDGEON KEY -
Tours to this unique island adventure leave from the Pidgeon Key Visitor's Center. The Center is a short distance from the Sandpiper Motel at mile marker 47. The Pidgeon Key tour trolley leaves every hour from 10:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M.. This family adventure is an excellent experience in enjoying the natural environment of the Keys. The restored 1990's buildings are home to many interesting details of the construction of the original Seven Mile Bridge. There is a gift and book shop on the island. See the museum, relax at the dock and enjoy the adjacent open-water picnic area. You may call them at 305-743-5999. Discount tickets are available at the Sandpiper Motel.
SEVEN MILE BRIDGE -
KEY WEST -
DRY TORTUGAS -
Some seventy odd miles from Key West lie a little known group of islands known as the Dry Tortugas. These islands are only accessible by ferries and seaplanes that depart and return daily from Key West.
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