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Spirit Snorkeling

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Address: 1410 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone Number: +1 305-289-0614
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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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Awesome adventure snorkeling Sombrero Reef

I booked this snorkeling trip at the end of November. The weather was perfect and the waves were at about 3 feet. The trip out to the reef did not take as long as expected and you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Joli H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked this snorkeling trip at the end of November. The weather was perfect and the waves were at about 3 feet. The trip out to the reef did not take as long as expected and you get to travel right under the 7 mile bridge. The rockiness of the catamaran was mild, but my husband gets pretty severe motion... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked a snorkel trip with Spirit prior to my wife and I's 20th anniversary trip to the Keys. We wanted to snorkel Sombrero Reef. We called ahead the morning we were scheduled to go to see if they were going to the reef. They said weather wouldn't allow them to go there. They said we could reschedule our trip as... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Captain Dave was great and the boat was nice. The staff was really helpful and nice. The water was great and we saw many creatures!

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Kingston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our snorkeling trip the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was too windy and rough to go to the reef, but we went to two different spots in the bay. Captain Dave was great!

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Sometimes the winds blow hard down here, but there are other spots. So glad you enjoyed your snorkel and holiday. More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I brought a group of my students to Florida to learn about careers in marine science and Capt. Pip's was our first stop. Captain Dave and Kim were wonderful with our students on the boat and made everyone's experience a positive one. From the office staff to the boat crew, this is a class organization. Thank you and we'll be... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great trip snorkeling with Spirit! Lisa and Kim were very informative and we saw tons of sea life!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful spot to snorkel, easy to reach and working with staff for information and gear. Even with bad weather on designated day, Spirit allowed us to reschedule for the next day without any hassle.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favorite spot for snorkeling, I am a diver but I enjoy snorkeling better because of this spot. Pristine shallow blue waters Amazing marine life Great visibility and what not. On top of that spirit snorkeling makes it much more easy and exciting for any one. I recommend to go here.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our trip on the Spirit was amazing. Having never snorkled before I was a bit nervous, Dave and Kim made us feel very welcome and safe. It was so much fun and getting into the water and snorkeling was an incredible experience. To see the coral reef and all the colourful fish was something I will never forget. I will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Captain Ray and Dive-master Kim were amazing! They are very knowledgeable about the area and definitely made the trip so enjoyable. Sombrero Reef is indescribable! (So beautiful😍) If you're in Marathon- choose Spirit for your snorkeling adventure!

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