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Address: 1410 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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Spirit Snorkeling of Marathon – providing daily snorkel trips to Sombrero...

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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My teenaged grandson and I loved our tour with Spirit. Incredible to see the reef and fish and underwater environment. Great support from captain and first mate. Solid attention... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Portneuf, Canada
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Portneuf, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My teenaged grandson and I loved our tour with Spirit. Incredible to see the reef and fish and underwater environment. Great support from captain and first mate. Solid attention and concern for safety of everyone. Would highly recommend.

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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We soooo enjoyed snorkeling the beautiful Sombrero Reef. The crew, Captain Ray, and mates, Kim and Travis provided excellent guidance and entertainment. We had been in the Florida Keys for a few days with iffy weather and decided to go out on our final day...it was the best decision. We have been on excursions in the Bahamas, Grand Caymen, Jamaica,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a fabulous excursion complete with fantastic snorkeling reefs, tons of fish and beautiful water. The crew was equally terrific in the way that they interacted with the passengers and just made it a lot of fun to be on. We did the sunset cruise and thoroughly enjoyed everything about the trip!! You don't want to miss this!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was so good and the kids enjoyed so much! The price was correct not expensive at all, I really recommande Spirit!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I called Spirit, the female who answered the phone was impatient, spoke fast, and did not give me pertinent information until after I had given her my credit card details. She didn't even ask to see if the check in would be convenient to us before charging and also did not say that we would have equipment provided. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Amazing day with a great crew! Captain Ray, Kim and Travis were a delight to accompany to Sombrero Reef. Five friends and myself enjoyed a beautiful day on the water. I was fortunate to have swam with a 4-5ft nurse shark below me and see hundreds of brightly colored tropical fish.. huge parrot fish! AMAZING TRIP! We will be... More 

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Thank you for the great review Chrissy. Our Snorkel team works very hard to make your trip as memorable as possible and it nice when our fish friends cooperate! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I recently visited the Florida Keys, and the snorkeling adventure off Sombrero Beach was the best part of the trip. Rick and Kim, our captain and mate, were great and made the short ride out and back fun, and the water was crystal-clear, making the view of the myriad types of fish and coral outstanding. We will... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've used Spirit Snorkeling twice now for charters out to the sombrero reef and the service has always been excellent. The large boat is comfortable, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and you're given plenty of time to thoroughly explore the beautiful reef. We visit Marathon every year and will always use them for snorkel charters.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome snorkeling experience. The water was gorgeous and the reef was fascinating. The trip felt like the right amount of time: not too long that we were exhausted and not too short that we were wanting more. The crew was friendly and super helpful. I'd definitely go back and snorkel with them.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to go out to Sombrero Reef but the conditions were very windy for several days so we ended up going "bay side". The crew was fantastic and helpful. You can bring your own equipment or use some or all of theirs. Wearing the vest is required in the water. I saw lots of sponges and small to midsize... More 

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