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Spirit Snorkeling

#2 of 80 Tours in Marathon Features Animals
1410 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
+1 305-289-0614
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I called this place multiple times. They don't answer the phone and they don't return phone calls... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kathy f
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Long Island NY
Fantastic trip!

Thanks to Spirit for the great trip. My 9 year old son is new to snorkeling and seeing all the... read more

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trisw28
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Wilmington, Delaware
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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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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
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1410 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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Reviewed yesterday

I called this place multiple times. They don't answer the phone and they don't return phone calls. Apparently you can only book online and hope you never have to contact them by phone. Our party of 7 went out with Starfish Snorkeling instead, who answers...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Thanks to Spirit for the great trip. My 9 year old son is new to snorkeling and seeing all the amazing fish at Sombrero Reef has him hooked - pun intended. The Captain and crew were great and knew a lot about the area.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had another fantastic trip to Sombrero Reef with Spirit Snorkeling. The water was perfect and the reef was gorgeous. Love this trip and Spirit Snorkeling!

Thank Sloane B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Capt Ray was great! We had a couple of first time snorkelers with us and the were comfortable the entire trip and stayed in the water the entire alloyed time. Capt even made a couple of stops to give us a little history about the...More

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Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Weather was great, snorkeling was awesome, and most importantly the captains were FUN! Highly recommended!

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Thank kris22gonz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing experience, the crew was great a must do . Our captain was Rey and Travice. We did the sunset time and it was romantic

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Thank Miryam H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We climbed aboard the Spirit Snorkeling Catamaran and were welcomed liked family. It was a short but beautiful boat ride to the reef which was 8 mile off shore. Once at the reef we jumped in and began to enjoy the natural beauty of the...More

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Thank Joe D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took our first trip to Sombrero Lighthouse and it was fantastic. It was Sunday so it was a bit crowded. Saw lots of fish including a nurse shark. The boat is well run and both the captain and dive master were extremely helpful. This was...More

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Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went snorkeling today with Captain Ray and Travis and have to say that it could not have been better!! They explained everything well and even though the boat was full it didn't feel crowded either in the boat or snorkeling around the boat at Sombrero...More

Thank byantdo
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sombrero reef is the best in the keys and we have been there many times and always see lots of colorful fish and cool marine life. On this trip, though, the weather was cloudy with threatening thunderstorms out to sea, but instead of cancelling and...More

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IslandGirlTraveler
17 May 2017|
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Response from CaptainPips | Property representative |
Yes we have storage buckets, but you may want to place the items in a waterproof pouch. We do sell waterproof pouches at the Spirit kiosk.
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heckonwheels
9 February 2017|
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Response from CaptainPips | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay response, I am double checking with the Captain, we have recently moved the boat and I am not sure if the dock can accommodate. Is it a travel wheelchair or larger?
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danhake
27 January 2017|
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Response from CaptainPips | Property representative |
The price for a snorkel trip is $29.00 plus tax for the 9 am trip and $35.00 plus tax for the 1pm trip. This includes your snorkel gear. Your can book online on Captain Pips Website or call the reservation line at... More
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