Activities and Attractions

The Islands of Marathon have numerous recreational activities and attractions on land and on the water. Here is a list of activities for all ages.

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

Immerse Yourself At FLORIDA KEYS AQUARIUM ENCOUNTERS! Fleeting bright scales. Sharks on the Prowl. Majestic Rays gliding in the wake. Educational, Entertaining, and Refreshing; Take a Break From Your Routine and spend the day observing the extraordinary behavior of our striking marine life. Family-friendly and educational, our unique exhibits are some of the best things to do in the Florida Keys. They feature thrilling attractions sure to inspire - and are included with admission!
Location: 11710 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3603
Phone: 1 305-407-3262
Dolphin Research Center

Dolphin Research Center

Our Mission - Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC`s animals taking precedence. Experience Dolphins and Sea Lions Up Close in an All Natural Setting! Free digital photo included with Meet the Dolphin program. See dolphins & sea lions in fun-filled, interesting sessions and education presentations all day.
Location: 58901 Overseas Hwy, Grassy Key, FL 33050
Phone: 305-289-1121
Turtle Hospital

Turtle Hospital

The Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and clean for sea turtles.
Location: 2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
Phone: 1 305-743-2552
Crane Point Hammock Museum and Nature Trail

Crane Point Hammock Museum and Nature Trail

As you enter Crane Point Museum, take a minute to notice the exquisitely handcrafted large bas-relief copper doors with scenes of the Florida Keys sea life. Inside the Museum, see a 600-year-old dugout canoe, remnants of pirate ships and a simulated coral reef cave. Learn about the native Keys inhabitants, the early explorers, the pioneers and developers of the "Railroad That Died at Sea". See the Bellarmine jug (circa 1580), a shipwreck artifact that was found in 1980 in near-perfect condition in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida Keys. See Key Deer and other animals native to the Florida Keys including turtles, snails, snakes and whales. . ? .
Location: 5550 O/Sseas Hwy, MM50 gulfside Marathon FL 33050
Phone: (305) 743-9100
Seven Mile Bridge

Seven Mile Bridge

The Seven Mile Bridge is a famous bridge in the Florida Keys, in Monroe County, Florida, United States. It connects Knight`s Key (part of the city of Marathon, Florida) in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. Among the longest bridges in existence when it was built, it is part of the Overseas Highway in the Keys, which is part of the 2,369-mile U.S. Route 1. There are two bridges in this location. The modern bridge is open to vehicular traffic; the older one only to pedestrians and cyclists. The older bridge, originally known as the Knights Key-Pigeon Key-Moser Channel-Pacet Channel Bridge, was constructed from 1909 to 1912 under the direction of Henry Flagler and Clarence S. Coe as part of the Florida East Coast Railway`s Key West Extension, also known as the Overseas Railroad
Location: Mile Marker 47, Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Pigeon Key Visitor Center

Pigeon Key Visitor Center

The island of Pigeon Key is a historic 5-acre island located in the heart of the Florida Keys! It was once the home of over 400 workers who built the Overseas Railway from Miami to Key West. Today, the island is operated by the Pigeon Key Foundation, a 501(c)-3 not for profit organization
Location: 2010 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: 305-296-1552
AquaVentures Eco Tours LLC

AquaVentures Eco Tours LLC

We work hard to make sure everyone goes home happy from their AquaVenture! We care about the quality of your experience and our reviews reflect our attention to detail and the personalized, unforgettable experience we provide.
Location: 1 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050-2002
Phone: 1 305-731-3135
Keys Cable Park

Keys Cable Park

Virtually replacing the need for a boat, cable systems are an overhead towing device used to pull riders (wakeboard, waterski, or kneeboard) across a body of water. Keys Cable has unique, 2-point cable systems that are independently operated. Unlike traditional cable systems that pull multiple riders around a lake in a square or circular motion, our systems pull one rider at a time between two points, in a continuous, back and forth motion. The riding feel is very similar that behind a boat, but slightly easier because of upward lift that is incurred from a higher tow point. The cable systems are run by small, electric motors, using only about as much energy as a small refrigerator, making them very energy efficient and the greenest source of wakeboarding available.
Location: 59300 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: 305-414-8245
Marathon Skate Park

Marathon Skate Park

Wanna Skate or Board? make sure your " Gettin Jiggy With It " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeqULhnsxGc
Location: 200 36th St, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: 305-743-6598
Marathon Cinema

Marathon Cinema

Tickets: You can also Buy Online Adults $8.50 Children (12 & under) $7.00 Matinees (2:00pm Sat. & Sun) $6.50 All Ages 3D $2.00 All major credit card accepted
Location: 5101 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: 305-743-0288
Marathon Community Theatre, Inc

Marathon Community Theatre, Inc

Marathon Community Theatre presents live theatre, art exhibits, and hosts cultural meetings for the Florida Keys community. We offer 4 main stage shows, readings dance showcases, music, our annual holiday show and more. Some of the artists who have held exhibits in our gallery, in conjunction with our main stage shows, include Tim Borski, Michelle Nicole Lowe, Julie Joyce and The Florida Keys Watercolor Society. Dance classes are free to theatre members. We also provide the only movie theatre for 50 miles, right in the heart of paradise.
Location: 5101 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: 305-743-0994
Key Colony Beach Golf

Key Colony Beach Golf

The 9-hole Key Colony Beach Par-3 Golf Course in Key Colony Beach, FL is a public golf course that opened in 1968. Key Colony Beach Par-3 Golf Course measures 962 yards from the longest tees.
Location: 460 8th St, Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone: 305-289-9859
Marathon Yacht Club

Marathon Yacht Club

The Marathon Yacht Club, located in the heart of the Florida Keys, was founded in 1951. We have been members of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs since 1983 and cater to boaters and non boaters alike. Our members enjoy activities such as socializing, dining, cruising (on land and water), fishing, parties, games, physical activities and more. The Marathon Yacht Club was formed on April 24. 1951, with 24 present, and Chet Tingler was elected first Commodore. An avid and knowledgeable sailor and a member of the Florida Sailing Assoc., Tingler participated in training junior members in handling and racing various types and styles of boats. Rivalry between the Key West Outboard Club and MYC started an overnight ocean race in 1952 and the following year the Tingler Perpetual Trophy for the Marathon to Key West Ocean Race was placed in competition. Tingler won it twice.
Location: 825 33rd St Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: 305-743-6739
Marathon Garden Club

Marathon Garden Club

The Marathon Garden Club was organized in 1955 by a group of civic-minded residents who wanted to help improve the appearance of the area. In addition to its community involvement, the club encourages members to improve the gardens and landscaping of their own homes and neighborhoods. Classes are taught by local experts on topics such as floral arrangements, landscape design, conservation, and orchid growing. In addition to ongoing plant sales, the group hosts a Jamboree in January.
Location: 5270 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: 305-743-4971
Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography

Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography

We are located in Marathon Florida and specialize in portrait and event photography throughout the middle and lower Keys. We have the ability to print event photos on location, you and your guest can have a keepsake photo in minutes.
Location: 2888 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: 305-998-4165