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Spirit Snorkeling

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Marathon, FL, USA
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About Spirit Snorkeling
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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We were taken by boat out to Sombrero Reef. The Captain and Jena were very knowledgeable and our safety was their top concern. Although the water was choppy, we had a wonderful experience. We saw so many vividly colored fish. They were beautiful.
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Response from CaptainPips, Owner at Spirit Snorkeling
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write an awesome recommendation, we really appreciate your feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your snorkeling trip! We pride ourselves on safety, fun and exploration! Welcome to the Spirit Snorkeling and Captain Pips Family! Do you mind writing a Google and Facebook review for us? Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @SpiritSnorkeling Please come back soon! Thank you, Captain Pips
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The people at Spirit Snorkeling are incredible! Very friendly and fun and put me at ease! They went out of their way to care for me in the midst of my sea sickness and even despite that, it was truly an amazing experience!!!
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Response from CaptainPips, Owner at Spirit Snorkeling
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write an awesome recommendation, we really appreciate your feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your snorkeling trip! We pride ourselves on safety, fun and exploration! Welcome to the Spirit Snorkeling and Captain Pips Family! Do you mind writing a Google and Facebook review for us? Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @SpiritSnorkeling Please come back soon! Thank you, Captain Pips
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Capt. Dan and Jena were pleasant and friendly. Unfortunately we did not go out to the reef, but instead went to Pirates Cove. We should have cancelled, Very poor choice on our part. Reason was rough water...
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Response from CaptainPips, Owner at Spirit Snorkeling
Responded 2 weeks ago
bsilverlake, We are sorry the seas were too rough. We try to make the best of the trip by taking our guests to Pirates Cove! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with Dan and Jena! We apologize that it wasn't the best, please give us another chance when the weather cooperates! Thank you, Captain Pips
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The staff was very friendly and enthusiastic. They really wanted us to enjoy our time on the water. I came onto the boat freezing cold and Captain Mike gave me his jacket to keep me warm. However, the seas were too rough on the day we snorkeled, so we had to go to Pirates Cove
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Response from CaptainPips, Owner at Spirit Snorkeling
Responded 2 weeks ago
Trail828023, We are sorry the seas were too rough. We try to make the best of the trip by taking our guests to Pirates Cove! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with Mike! We apologize that it wasn't the best, please give us another chance when the weather cooperates! Thank you, Captain Pips
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Awesome experience with Captain Mike and Kevin. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great trip and great price for the cost, which was extremely reasonable. We will definitely be back again. Thanks again!
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Response from CaptainPips, Owner at Spirit Snorkeling
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write an awesome recommendation, we really appreciate your feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your snorkeling trip! We pride ourselves on safety, fun and exploration! Welcome to the Spirit Snorkeling and Captain Pips Family! Do you mind writing a Google and Facebook review for us? Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @SpiritSnorkeling Please come back soon! Thank you, Captain Pips
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