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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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Great trip to Sombrero Reef!

We had an awesome trip out to sombrero reef. The boat was perfect for transporting many people without feeling crowded. We saw loads of fish and some folks saw nurse sharks and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an awesome trip out to sombrero reef. The boat was perfect for transporting many people without feeling crowded. We saw loads of fish and some folks saw nurse sharks and rays. I would recommend wetsuits if you go in March as the water was still a little chilly. Great family activity for the money!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The captain and dive master were very friendly and helpful. They really wanted to make sure the guests got the most out of the trip. They were especially helpful and attentive with the children. You can tell they care about about the reef and introducing people to the beauty and bounty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family vacation and decided to book snorkeling. Thisnllace came recommended and we're so glad we went! Saw sharks and beautiful fish of all types. Sombrero reef is really the place to go. Clear water and less windy on the day we went. The owners made the trip with their expertise and friendly manner. Definitely worth your time and money!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had an awesome time out at Sombrero Reef with Spirit Snorkeling. Unlike the state parks, they carry all their gear on the boat, so if you have a weird foot size like I do, you don't have to worry about being stuck with fins that don't fit while you snorkel. The boat ride was very smooth and the Captain... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A boat full of people made this company a lot of money the day we were supposed to go snorkelling. We had a boat ride, with no snorkelling even though that's what we paid for. The captain should not have brought us all out. The water was far too choppy, the winds too strong. All other boats cancelled their snorkelling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed your trip! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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