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Spirit Snorkeling

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1410 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2117
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Spirit picked up when a competitor dropped off

We had originally booked a trip with a competitor. However, I didn't even get a call and when we... read more

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mccolinmcwc
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Pensacola, Florida
Great trip and crew!

The crew at Spirit Snorkeling were great today! They run an excellent boat, very organized and we... read more

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Spirit Snorkeling of Marathon – providing daily snorkel trips to Sombrero Reef & Pirate’s Cove. Specializing in families and first time snorkelers, our friendly crew will take you on a fun filled adventure to the either the Sombrero Reef Marine Sanctuary and Lighthouse or to our special location on the Florida Bay—Pirate’s Cove. Sombrero Reef is the third largest barrier reef in the world and this beautiful 30 acre coral reef ranges from 2–30 feet deep with thousands of tropical fish. The Sombrero Lighthouse was built before the Civil War and today still helps mariners navigate the Keys with its light. Coral Reefs are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth. They are second only to the tropical rain forests in the number of species they harbor, and indeed are sometimes called “The Rain Forests of the Sea”. You haven’t really seen the Keys until you’ve seen our under water areas. If the weather is too rough to go out to Sombrero Reef our dedicated crew will take you over to Pirate’s Cove, where the water is generally much calmer. Here you will see many species of tropical fish, under water plant life, lobsters and even sea horses. The water is quite shallow, making it a perfect spot to snorkel. Even sightseers enjoy our trips as many species can be seen from the boat. We take no scuba divers, we only go to shallow water snorkeling locations and Back Water Eco tours.
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1410 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2117
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Reviewed yesterday

We had originally booked a trip with a competitor. However, I didn't even get a call and when we arrived this competitor told us there were not enough people to go out that afternoon. With no time to spare, my son & I were able...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The crew at Spirit Snorkeling were great today! They run an excellent boat, very organized and we all felt safe. Instructions were concise and easy to understand. If you mess up on their boat it was because you weren’t paying attention! Crew kept an eye...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A great crew, they seem to always put safety first - saw some great fish and coral. What a beautiful setting for a cruise and such nice people. Go if you can..

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Roger and Angie were amazing! We were able to go to Sombrero Reef which was awesome! Don’t miss it!!

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the five stars. Glad you enjoyed your snorkel excursion. Sombrero is awesome and it's right in our backyard. How lucky are we!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were fortunate to be on a Monday morning trip with Lori and Jenna and they were very patient with our two first time snorkelers. We were able to spot a very large grouper, many yellow tails and a beautiful blue and a small shark....More

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the five stars. Sounds like your family made some great memories here in the keys.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Captain and crew were helpful and conscious of our children. They were safety oriented and were watchful to see that children were safe during the trip and snorkeling. The catamaran was a great ship!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Boat ride was great, the crew Roger and Angie were very helpful.we were a big group and they did great job.

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the 5 stars. I will pass your kind words onto our staff. They do a great job and love what they do.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The two woman crew did a great job of getting things organized, giving good info., and getting us going quickly. The snorkel site was great - lots of colorful fish! It didn't take long to reach the spot either.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

You have to do this when in Marathon! We did the sunset cruise -- it was lovely. Both the captain and mate were awesome and the coral reef was out of this world!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Roger and Jena are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The snorkeling was incredible at Sombrero Reef. Large variety of fish. Our ride was a perfect as it could get, as the water was flat, almost no waves, with a light breeze. Sunset accompanied by Champagne,...More

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Jeffrey T
13 June 2018|
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Response from CaptainPips | Property representative |
Call our reservation line and they will make the reservation for you. You will have to give your credit card no. to secure the spots.
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Jeffrey T
12 June 2018|
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Response from CaptainPips | Property representative |
You can call the reservationist directly at 305-289-0614 and book.
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NATNCHAP
22 May 2018|
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Response from bethaddis | Reviewed this property |
That may work, I think July is considered off season, too. We called the day before and booked.
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