Marathon Mermaid Charters
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Explore the Keys aboard the brand new Marathon Mermaid! We will entertain you aboard one of the newest and most spacious charter boats in the middle Keys. We offer Island Eco tours with a snorkel trip out to Sombrero Reef, sandbar experience, sunset cruises, or you can rent the Marathon Mermaid all to yourself!
Marathon, Florida
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Leeanne P
5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
What an awesome sunset cruise! We have been on many during our travels and this was probably the best ever. The crew was enthusiastic and fun. They did an incredible job of providing a setting for a great time. They read the crowd. Even the music seemed extremely well thought out with songs for all tastes. They started with upbeat easy listening music to get the passengers excited about the trip, it was more low key during sunset, and then ended on dance favorites that the whole boat got into. I highly recommend this if you want a fun autosphere for all ages to enjoy sunset from the water!
Written January 17, 2022
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Jo B
Marathon, FL6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We’re visiting from Texas and had the best experience with Captain Shaun and Mate Allison. They were funny, attentive and even though the sun didn’t cooperate and wanted to hide behind the clouds, the captain had his own kitschy way of making sure we saw sunset. 10/10 would recommend and we will for sure go again our next trip down here! For sure one of the highlights of our vacation
Written July 17, 2022
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Tori
48 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Go! You will not be disappointed!
Champagne, light snacks, soda & water are a included on the sunset cruise.
Captain Morgan (lol) and Dawn were amazing.
Dawn keeps your cups filled, plays great, upbeat music, gets everyone dancing, uses props and is incredibly personable.
The boat is immaculate.
We saw dolphins & manatees. You go in the Gulf, Atlantic, in back bays & creeks & see things you never knew were there in the keys.
Gorgeous sunset and all around really fun time!
Be there on time or the boat will leave without you!
Written September 25, 2021
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Tom S
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We experienced a great sunset cruise aboard the Marathon Mermaid. The weather was perfect for the sunset and a couple of friendly dolphins appeared to make for a fun night. Although Capt Katie and crew member Dawn can’t take credit for what Mother Nature presented they did know how to put it all together to entertain all the passengers. They did an awesome job and from being a Captain in The same type of business I know how hard they worked. This is a must do if you are in Marathon, you will not be disappointed. Great Job.
Written April 29, 2022
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Paul L
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Fun trip. Katie & first mate Meredith were great. They played a good mix of fun songs and many you could dance to. The other guests were fun and we had a really good time line dancing and enjoying the sunset. I highly recommend this sunset cruise and the price was reasonable.
Written November 12, 2021
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Jack M
Sevierville, TN53 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Katie and dawn are great capn & crew. Shawn took one look at the “posse” and came along too. These fine and fit young ladies from Indiana might have been a sports team or just a bunch of friends, but they came ready to have some fun. The music started thumping as soon as we left the dock, and the dancing started by the second song. The majority of the 40 passengers were old fogies like us, but most of us warmed up to the party as we drew attention gliding throughout the bays and harbors. We waved and danced, people ashore waved and stared. The free champagne helped loosen the crowd. Not sure if everyone partook, and it appeared not everyone enjoyed the raucous atmosphere as much as us. But the posse (including one smiling girl closer to our age), the limbo dance and conga line, and a great music mix just led to a happy event that will be a lifelong memory. The sunset was a beautiful bonus but weather is fickle; our original reservation was for Sunday but were happy when Katie offered to reschedule… and we wouldn’t have partied with the insane clownfish posse. PS: Katie, I haven’t forgotten the future perk you promised for the $50 tip. I have forgotten what the perk was. But I’m sure you haven’t forgotten. You probably remember me too—I was the guy who kept buying all the beer. Maybe that’s why I can’t remember the perk.
Written January 29, 2022
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Deborah H
Rock Hill, SC259 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a memorable Mother’s Day sunset cruise aboard Marathon mermaid. Captain Doug and first mate Sonia flawlessly covered everything from safety to local history and fun facts. Captain Doug skillfully guided our cruise under the iconic seven Mile Bridge, through little sister creek, around boot Key Harbor and into the golf for a beautiful unobstructed sunset. First mate Sonia kept the champagne flowing from start to finish. She also made sodas, water and snacks readily available. We noticed that a few people even brought aboard their own coolers for other beverage options. Can’t wait to do it again and will definitely check out their other tours. Thanks again Captain Doug and first mate Sonia for a very memorable Mother’s Day celebration!
Written May 12, 2022
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Mihaela S
Sierra Vista, AZ1 contribution
Mar 2022
This was the highlight of our stay in Marathon. Captain Shawn and Dez took us to the sandbar where we enjoyed the warm, pleasant water. The waves were just right - we could use the kayaks and enjoy swimming. They brought the floating lily pad mat and some other water toys for us, set up everything, took good care of us all and made sure everyone was enjoying the trip. We travelled at great speed to and from the sandbar - it was great.
We also took the Sunset Cruise - Captain Shawn and another very nice crew member made the trip very pleasant.
To have a great time on these cruises, just pick a day with good weather and "The Mermaid" will take care of the rest.
Written March 20, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience, we hope to see you on your next trip to the Keys!
Written March 29, 2022
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Don H
Denton, NC24 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Marathon Mermaid was a wonderful Sunset cruise. Perfect timing to view a perfect sunset. Dawn the first mate provide everyone with beverage of their choice as well as toasting many times with Prosecco. She also kept the music and dancing where all could enjoy. She took pictures of everyone who wanted at sunset for memories. We highly recommend this excursion 2 1/2 hours of relaxation and fun. Will do again if we come back. Captain was fantastic. Price was very reasonable especially with refreshments provided
Written February 23, 2022
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Gator
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This sunset cruise greatly exceeded our expectations. Captain Doug was smooth and the first mate Allison was informative and engaging. The boat was nice and included champagne, NA beverages, and snacks. The ability to bring a cooler with personal beverages is a bonus feature. The sunset was amazing and the captain positioned the boat perfectly to capture incredible photo ops. Definitely recommend this sunset cruise !!
Written June 25, 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind words!!!
Written July 1, 2022
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