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“Choppy sea, but great hosts”
Review of Spirit Snorkeling

Spirit Snorkeling
Ranked #2 of 81 Tours in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The captain and dive master were very knowledgeable and friendly. I would have liked them to have chopped up a little more orange to have when coming out of the sea, but was a good trip.

Thank FionaFacey
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This was the first real snorkeling trip for the boys (ages 10 & 7) and me. This was the perfect crew to do it with. The 7 year old was VERY resistant but ultimately relented and had a great day on the reef! I swam with him on a noodle the whole time but he really enjoyed the experience. Early on I wasn't so sure we would get him off the boat but he really enjoyed it once we got going! That was totally due to the staff!

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Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Experienced, awesome boat, and friendly staff! This was my husband's first time and the staff were very helpful for all levels of snorkeler. This was a good trip for any age group as well.

Thank DoubleDeDe
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Took us out on the 1pm snorkel trip, think there was 21 of us all together so not crowded. Reef had decent visibility and a lot of fish life. The owners really love what they do and care alot about the environment and their surroundings. They were very friendly and nice. A great snorkel boat to go out for the afternoon. Gave you 1 hour and 20 minutes in the water

Thank robsnyder20
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Spirit Snorkeling was a fantastic organization, crew was great, super nice and very informative, more so than other boats I have been on in the area! Sombrero Reef was AMAZING!! Very clear, vibrant colors, large beautiful marine life! Highlights were a turtle and a spotted eagle ray!

Thank happytraveler0903
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