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Spirit Snorkeling

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Address: 1410 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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+1 305-289-0614
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Spirit Snorkeling of Marathon – providing daily snorkel trips to Sombrero...

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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Great snorkelling

Despite the unusual weather for the area the captain took us out to Sombrero Reef. Some people spent the majority of the time on the boat feeling sick which was a shame because... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite the unusual weather for the area the captain took us out to Sombrero Reef. Some people spent the majority of the time on the boat feeling sick which was a shame because they missed some great wildlife. Lovely colours, lots of fish visibility would have been slightly better without the waves but that's nature for you! Lots of man... More 

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this review

We always don't get that perfect snorkel day, but so glad you enjoyed seeing all that Sombrero had to offer. Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice people! They took us to a great reef and took care of everything. The boat was great and all the gear was provided...

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Tom! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Tacoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The boat ride and the crew were great unfortunately the weather wasn't cooperative and it was windy so they had to cancel the sombrero Reef snorkel trip they give you the option to cancel and get a refund or to change dates I suggest you do one of those otherwise they go to Pirate's Cove nothing there but rocks if... More 

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this review

Sorry the weather was windy during your snorkel trip. We don't always get one of those perfect days. Thanks for your kind words about our staff. I will pass them on. More 

Jackson, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice indeed. Children had never snorkeled before. They truly loved the experience. Everything was wonderful.

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this review

Souds like you guys made some memories aboard the "Spirit"! We appreciate your business and the review. More 

Linwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I along with our 2 teenage daughters had a great time. The conditions were fantastic. The fish were plentiful along with a few turtles. Water was crystal clear to 25 ft at least. The crew was happy, helpful, informative and accommodating. I believe the weather conditions are the most important part of this trip. Sombrero reef is... More 

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this review

Sounds like you got that perfect snorkeling day at the reef and the seaturtles even came to join in the fun. Thanks for the glowing review, we appreciate your business. More 

Felton, DE
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Weather was questionable. Rough seas, but we were reassured, we could snorkel. Poor seamanship. Insufficient crew. We were rushed into the water, while black clouds approached. Before all 35 of us could get into the water, we were ordered back into the boat, as the storm was upon us. Captain was driven by motivation to collect fares, and nothing else.

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this review

Sorry the storm came upon us that day at the reef. It wasn't expected to approach intil much later, after our trip would be over. Our Captains always have safety first but sometimes mother nature throws us a curve ball. More 

Rockville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The captain/co-captain for our trip were David and Lisa. Great crew and wonderful trip out to the Sombrero Reef in the Florida Keys. The catamaran boat provided a smooth trip out and back to the dock, was very comfortable and provides quite a bit of shade underneath for those who want to hide from the sun. Highly recommend them for... More 

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and recommendation. Sounds like you had that perfect day on the water. Sombrero is truly breathtaking. More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall a great experience ... Captain Dave and Captain Lisa are extremely friendly, laid back, easy going ... took us all out to Sombrero Reef where we had a great time seeing the beautiful reef. Didn't feel rushed at all, boat was nice, they provided all the equipment we would need, etc. Professional and friendly, whether you are a long... More 

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this review

We've had a few windy days, but sounds like your snorkeling trip proved to be a great time. We really have a gem right in our backyard. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't blame the company too much because they did warn us that three or four people would be getting sick. We had a cold, rough hour-long ride out to Sombrero Reef and we were soaked by ocean spray and rain the whole way. People were definitely vomiting off the side of the boat before too long. The snorkel site... More 

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this review

Unfortunately the winter brings some winds, but we do get a lot of great days too. Sorry during your trip mother nature was blowing. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Dave and Captain Lisa were wonderful hosts! They made sure all their guests were safe and having fun. The boat was Coast Guard certified. Sombrero Reef did not disappoint! The fish and colorful coral were abundant!

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Sounds like you had a great day aboard the "Spirit". We appreciate your business. More 

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