Why we love Marathon – and know you will too!
The Reef at Marathon is situated right in the center of the Florida Keys and is an exciting, family-oriented island community. One of the main things that brings people to Marathon is our famous fishing. Our eclectic island is filled with tradition and regularly celebrates our little slice of paradise with festivals and events.
One great thing about the Florida Keys is their accessibility (and amazing weather!). There are lots of ways you can get to the Reef at Marathon whether by car, bus, boat or plane.
There is no shortage of activities on the island – especially for anyone who loves the outdoors and nature. On-site we have paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, glass bottom boats and bikes that are complimentary for our guests. Marathon, Florida also has plenty of options for fishing charters, scuba diving, snorkeling, SNUBA and sailing.
Marathon is home to some of the best up-close encounters with local animals you will find. Two of our favorites are swimming with the dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center and taking a tour and learning more about what Marathon and the Florida Keys are doing to save endangered sea turtles at the Turtle Hospital.
There is great selection of amazing fishing captains with years of Florida Keys Fishing experience such as Florida Keys Reel Adventures, Sea Dog Fishing Charters, Catch ‘Em All and Two Conchs (just to name a few)! You can learn more about the Florida Sportsman Regulations here.
The dining options nearby in Marathon are excellent. From fresh seafood to local favorites and great barbecue there’s an endless variety of options. Another plus is there’s not a restaurant in Marathon that doesn’t have a breathtaking view.