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Sombrero Reef

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Address: Marathon, FL 33050
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3052890614
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This is a spur-and-groove coral reef, sitting on the outer banks offshore...

This is a spur-and-groove coral reef, sitting on the outer banks offshore of Vaca Key, characterized by large fingers of coral, separated by narrow sandbeds.

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snorkle dive

took the Spirit tour boat out of Captain Pip's Marina. great trip. offered several times a day. I went in the morning about 10:00 am. good value, not for small kids, I would... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

took the Spirit tour boat out of Captain Pip's Marina. great trip. offered several times a day. I went in the morning about 10:00 am. good value, not for small kids, I would think 12 or ollder depending on the kid. The day I was out you had to swim against the wind and a pretty good current. after an... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a reef filled with colorful fish. Snorkelers heaven. Nice sandbars not far make for great BBQ/picnics.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the first place we had been in the water in the Keys. It was busy with a bunch of other boats moored there, and you have to be very careful since it was pretty busy and there were divers in the water. But there is a lot of sea life to check out, you don't have to be... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dove with a local operator and had a great time. The reef is in a protected area so the marine life is very approachable. The reef is multi-fingered with a lot of soft and hard corals. We also saw a large green moray, a spotted moray, barracuda, filefish, lobster, and several small tropical fish. Our dive time was limited to... More 

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Thank John B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite place to snorkel and take visitors. The water is unbelievably clear and beautiful and can be surprisingly calm. Mooring balls, protected area, no fishing or spearfishing.

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singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for snorkeling. Much better than Key west. Wonderful experience. Must do for Marathon and Key west trip. We used Spirit Snorkeling, nice guys.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Snorkeling this reef is a must do when staying in the middle keys area (we stayed in Marathon). The reef itself was incredible - lots of plant life, crevices in the reef for fish to dart in and out of - and it is HUGE - we were able to spread way out from the other snorkelers in our group... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keep our reefs alive! Don't touch anything! Beautiful and must have boat to access. Tunnels, lots of fish and mooring buoys.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sombrero Reef is an amazing natural wonder. Whether you snorkel or dive, it is worth the trip. You can swim with hundreds of species of friendly tropical fish. With the rate the worlds coral reefs are dying, I would make a trip to this one sooner rather than later!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Awesome trip and Scott and Issac made it very entertaining. Would definitely recommend to anyone!! We had 3 Individuals that just paid fee and didn't snorkel and had a wonderful time. Would do it again even for the boat ride! Bonus Those of us that snorkeled saw amazing Sea Life!

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