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Spirit Snorkeling

#2 of 81 Tours in Marathon Features Animals
1410 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
+1 305-289-0614
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Not what advertised

I was expecting to go to the reef to snorkel in beautiful blue waters (which was advertised) and we... read more

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rmwilco2
Girl's trip fun afternoon

Pleasant afternoon, but the ocean was a bit rough for snorkeling. Captain Dave and dive master... read more

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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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1410 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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Reviewed yesterday

I was expecting to go to the reef to snorkel in beautiful blue waters (which was advertised) and we ended up going to the side of the Bay in the middle of brackish murky water surrounded by atleast 10 other boats...didn't see anything too exciting...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Pleasant afternoon, but the ocean was a bit rough for snorkeling. Captain Dave and dive master Travis were very friendly and helpful. I would have preferred a smaller group-46 people was a bit much.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Husband and I went snorkeling with Spirit Team. Our 2nd time ever. The boat was a bit smaller than previous adventure which was a good thing. Maybe around 35 people on boat. Due to weather, we didn't get out to Lighthouse which was disappointing but...More

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Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great for new snorkelling trip. Had a blast on sunset cruise. Lots of champagne and cheese, meats and crackers. Also plenty of water and soda.

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Thank gabby1529
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely LOVE Spirit Snorkeling. Used Spirit in June 2011 with all adults and brought the kids this time. The captain and dive master were AWESOME!

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Thank pcjohnson2012
Reviewed 4 days ago

Crew was fantastic, the area was nice, a lot of time to snorkel, would recommend to friends and do it again.

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Thank Lawrence L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Sombrero Reef with Kim and Dave. They were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The reef was the best spot yet in the Keys- we've snorkeled a couple of places in the Keys and this reef is the third largest barrier reef in...More

Thank mssarahanne
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a wonderful staff! We had a large group of 10, 30+ with different skill level- the staff was so fun and very attentive to our every need. Personal and respectful. We would ALL recommend Spirit Snorkeling to others and we hope to visit again!

Thank Ccdriggers
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family of five, ( two teenagers, one eight yr old and two adults) had the best time snorkeling! Best prices around and you get to bring your own cooler and drinks.

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Thank 803scarlettr
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a teacher & brought a group of 24 high school students to the Florida Keys for a Marine Science field trip. Spirit Snorkeling was easy to work with at every step of the process: reservations, liability & other forms, checking in, and the...More

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IslandGirlTraveler
Is there a safe place on the boat to leave my keys, camera etc...while snorkeling?
17 May 2017|
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Response from CaptainPips | Property representative |
Yes we have storage buckets, but you may want to place the items in a waterproof pouch. We do sell waterproof pouches at the Spirit kiosk.
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heckonwheels
Are people in wheelchairs able to be accomodated?
8 February 2017|
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Response from CaptainPips | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay response, I am double checking with the Captain, we have recently moved the boat and I am not sure if the dock can accommodate. Is it a travel wheelchair or larger?
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danhake
What is the cost for an adult in a summer month.
26 January 2017|
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Response from CaptainPips | Property representative |
The price for a snorkel trip is $29.00 plus tax for the 9 am trip and $35.00 plus tax for the 1pm trip. This includes your snorkel gear. Your can book online on Captain Pips Website or call the reservation line at... More
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