Marathon is known as the Heart of the Florida Keys! It is directly in the Middle of the Keys ranging about 10 miles from Grassy Key to the beginning of the 7 Mile Bridge heading toward Key West. Marathon is a great boating place and vacation for families, couples, retreats and more!
What does Marathon have to offer?
Here are some great encounters with the wild life!
1. Dolphin Research Center: This is a great facility that is home to both Dolphins and Sea Lions. The DRC has educational sessions and interactive sessions ranging from hugging a Sea Lion to being a Trainer for the day! This is truly a gem in the Middle Keys!
2. Turtle Hospital: This is a great facility that had 4 goals in mind when first opening in 1986; rehabilitate turtles, educate the public, research, and environmental legislation. The Turtle Hospital has successfully rehabilitated and released 1,500 turtles back to the wild!
3. Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters: GRAND OPENING on July 1st at 9am! This is a brand new facility that is going up in Marathon right next to the Vaca Cut Bridge. They are currently filling their tanks with anything from sharks to Yellowtail snappers!
Many people like the Marathon area because it is an incorporated city and has different rules and regulations in regards to rentals. Marathon has a 7 day minimum rental policy (weekly rentals). This can differ if the property is located with an HOA or type of association so be sure to check before assuming.