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Spirit Snorkeling

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1410 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2117
+1 305-289-0614
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We were staying in property and our first booking was cancelled due to weather which does happen... read more

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jodih42
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South Dayton, New York
Fun and helpful people

Great people, they were fun and helpful. I do wish they would have taken us to a different... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
RADodd
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying in property and our first booking was cancelled due to weather which does happen often. I recommend renting a wetsuit as the water can be pretty cold in the winter. The tip out on the boat was ok and the location on...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great people, they were fun and helpful. I do wish they would have taken us to a different location. Water was pretty cloudy that day where they took us. There are a few other places I wish they would have checked out and took us...More

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The clarity of the water is constantly changing. One day it is perfectly clear and the next cloudy. Mother nature and the seas! We do appreciate your business and taking the time to write this review.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Capaint Dan and Travis and a Co capt Mike (?) took us out and the weather was just perfect. Felt safe and we really had a good time. First time for all 3 of us, and our 12 yr old was really excited. Put on...More

Thank Maria K
CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the five stars Maria. So glad your family had a great time snorkeling. Come back and see us again sometime.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great experience with Spirit Snorkeling. They even have prescription lens masks available so my wife was able to experience the reef without missing a thing!

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad you had an awesome experience aboard the "Spirit."

Reviewed 1 week ago

they rescheduled our trip to the next day because of "rain" but it never rained, I think they didn't have enough people to make it worthwhile. What they never told us was that by switching from afternoon to the next morning it would cost $25...More

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I apologize that you were not told about the difference in pricing of our trips. We never cancel due to rain, but we do have a min. of 10 people to take our boat out. Pirates cove is a different eco system and one has...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent excursion! Of all our adventures, this was the kids’ favorite activity. This was run very well and the guide had lots of interesting facts to share! Definitely do this! Twice if possible!

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review. Sounds like your family made some memories aboard, the "Spirit". Come back and see us again sometime, we appreciate your business.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trip was great the staff were super. We went to Sombrero Reef and saw lots of beautiful fish and and coral. Our boat was full as it was Christmas day but everyone received the instruction and attention they needed. Would totally recommend.

Thank Jason B
CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for spending your Christmas snorkeling aboard the "Spirit". Sounds like you made some memories.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice trip out to an old lighthouse. Nice crew. You can borrow all the stuff you need for snorkling. I would like to come back and do it again!

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Spirit Snorkeling! Come and enjoy another trip with us when you return to the beautiful Florida Keys

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, great snorkeling. Beautiful day. We had 14 family members on board. From our youngest (age 6 years) to our oldest (mid 40s), everyone had a great time!!

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Spirit Snorkeling. It truly is an adventure for the whole family and we are glad you all enjoyed it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice snorkeling tour of the the Sombrero Reef over the Christmas holiday while on Marathon Key with our adult children and their spouses.

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CaptainPips, Manager at Spirit Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you allowed us to be part of your family vacation and holiday memories. Thank you for choosing Spirit.

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Theresa K
5 August 2017|
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Response from CaptainPips | Property representative |
Most people in the keys don't want to get up early in the morning, so we reduce the price as an added incentive at 9am.
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IslandGirlTraveler
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
9 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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