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“Can't Wait To Do It Again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Spirit Snorkeling

Spirit Snorkeling
Ranked #2 of 80 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.
Largo, FL
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Can't Wait To Do It Again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was better than I had hoped. Easy to get to boat. Fast ride out to Sombrero reef. Was off season so we were the only boat there. Capt. Dan said this was the best spot out here and we would see thousands of fish. Holy crap, was he right. Fun crew, great snorkeling, fast trip in and out and the price was right. What more could you ask?

Visited October 2013
Thank LargoLou
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“Fun in the sun!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Captain Dan and his crew took us out to Sombrero Reef for a great day on the water. They were very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. The boat is very comfortable, and the trip is very reasonably priced. We would definitely recommend it, and what is more: we will be back!

Visited September 2013
Thank floridabeachbum69
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“Snorkeling fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We took the snorkeling trip with Captain Dan and Walt! They were very professional when they presented safety rules and regs for OUR safety and did not take their jobs lightly. They made our trip fun and shared some local history as well as shared things about themselves as we'll. they made us feel as though we were a part of their family! Thanks Captain Dan and Walt, we will definitely recommend your snorkel tour to all!!!!!

Visited September 2013
Thank Jan M
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Venice, FL
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“Sombrero Reef was amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went on the snorkeling trip to sombrero reef. It was absolutely beautiful. Priced well at $23 a person and mask, snorkel, flippers & vest are included. Staff was very friendly. The fishing was also reasonably priced but we didn't have time to do it.

Visited July 2013
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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“These people know what they are doing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Friendly and informative staff.
Great snorkeling boat as well. They have these large platforms right at the water level on the back of the boat to make it very easy to get in and out of the water. (especially nice when snorkeling with my grade-school-age daughter.
The Sombrero Reef is very health and full of FULL OF fish: lots of grouper and every parrot fish in the book.
Yes they charge you a dollar for a snack or a drink, but it's a dollar!
We'll be back!

Visited August 2013
Thank blairah98
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