Florida fishing vacation planning. Where to stay in Marathon

Silent Hunter Vacation Rentals

Want a place to stay on the water? Silent Hunter Vacation Rentals sits feet from the dock, so you can get fishing quicker than ever. Choose from 2 or 4 bedrooms (sleeps 6 or 10) and a full kitchen. It’s fully equipped with all the amenities you could hope for after a long day of fishing in the Gulf. The home sits on waterfront property with a dock and easy 5-minute access to the ocean and Gulf!

Marathon House Rental

This vacation rental is centrally located, off the beaten path (US1) in the middle of the island of Marathon. You will be only a couple of minutes in either direction from grocery stores, drug stores (Eckerds and Walgreen’s), K-Mart, and many nice restaurants. A ground level duplex, it is spacious, well maintained, and very clean.

The Hammocks

Make sure your fishing trip is relaxing by staying at The Hammocks at Marathon. The Hammocks offers villas equipped with a full kitchen and balcony. Several hammocks line the shore, where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Although small, The Hammocks is perfect for a quiet weekend getaway.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Be one of the first to enjoy a room at the new Holiday Inn Express and Suites. This hotel opened in October 2010 and is a great value for the price. This Holiday Inn offers an exceptional breakfast buffet and very spacious rooms. This brand new hotel will be sure to make your weekend unforgettable.

Curry Hammock State Park

Do you prefer sleeping under the stars to a stuffy hotel room? The Curry Hammock State Park is the place for you. The park offers a variety of activities all in one place; including shallow water wind surfing, kite flying, and kayaking. The campground has a beautiful view of the beach and is very peaceful at night. This is a perfect place for those who like to rough it.

Hawks Cay

Bringing a family along on your fishing adventure? Hawks Cay is the only resort program in the Florida Keys that offers a full schedule of supervised children’s activities. This makes it easy for you to do your fishing while your children have fun at the resort. Plan a vacation with your family or friends where you can dine in unique restaurants and relax in a full-service spa, while kids and teens have fun.

Marathon Florida fishing vacation. Fun things to do

The Turtle Hospital

The Turtle Hospital is a tour the whole family will enjoy. This interactive two-hour tour is educational and fun. You get to see lots of turtles up close and even get to feed them. The proceeds from the tickets go toward turtle rescue and rehab that the hospital provides. Make sure and put this on your vacation to-do list.

Crane Point Museum and Nature Center

Crane Point Museum and Nature Center is a great way for someone to learn about the natural history and environment of the Keys. The bird rescue center houses many native land and water birds that have been injured but are unable to be released back to the wild. If you are looking for a little bit of history and untouched land, then Crane Point is a great place to visit.

Dolphin Research Center

Swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center! Both entertaining and educational, let Dolphin Research Center show you just how incredible these marine mammals are. Perfect for the whole family! 58901 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL

Splittin’ Hairs Clothing Shop

They use only top quality printing techniques and top quality garments. Using real life outdoor experiences, Splittin’ Hairs produces a product which everyone who enjoys the outdoors can relate. Shop Splittin’ Hairs here.

Barracuda Grill

Reviewed as the best place to eat in Marathon.  Barracuda Grill offers delicious American French Cuisine. 4290 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL

Butterfly Cafe

Looking for a casual yet elegant dining experience? Look no further. Butterfly Café has a wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. The menu offers a variety of fine dining dishes. If the weather is nice, make sure and sit on the veranda for a great view. There is no other restaurant in the area that compares to the Butterfly Café.

Fish Tales Market and Eatery

Fish Tales Market and Eatery is a great place for a quick lunch or dinner. The market is excellent with reasonable prices for high quality meats and local fish. This local fish shack offers very reasonably priced food and daily specials.

Lazy Days South

Enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the Keys at Lazy Days South. It has an indoor dining room as well as a large covered patio that overlooks the water. The food at Lazy Days South shows a lot of imagination and is not your usual fried, broiled or blackened fare. There is a large selection to choose from, and the banana bread offered before your meal is to die for. Nestled on the southwest side of town, Lazy Days South is definitely worth trying.

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