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Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center

#11 of 80 Tours in Marathon
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Address: 11833 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 53, Marathon, FL 33050-3040
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center has been the place to get everything...

Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center has been the place to get everything you need for a day on the water. Charters for fishing, diving, snorkeling, dive instruction and certification; bait and tackle; scuba equipment and air tanks; boat rentals; snacks and beverages—we have all the supplies you’ll need to enjoy an area celebrated for world-class fishing, diving and all water sports. We now offer paddleboard and kayak rentals and tours, and kiteboarding too! Check with our staff to see when the next sunset cruise will be departing...they are great fun.

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Weather too bad for diving only boat that went snorkelling

I hit the worst weather for diving, seas too high. Hooks still went snorkelling. The boat is much larger than other companies and can easily accommodate 20 or more divers. Good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I hit the worst weather for diving, seas too high. Hooks still went snorkelling. The boat is much larger than other companies and can easily accommodate 20 or more divers. Good snorkelling but no weights dished out. If you are experienced bring your own. Great for beginners too. Shallow areas and floats avaliable. Great commentary from the Capt. "Do-rag". Very... More 

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Thank wats16
Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Marathon for Spring Break 2017 - Our two kids completed their check out dives and were certified, my husband and I dove for 2 days then all 4 of us dove together. The staff is fantastic, our kids are 14 and 12 and between Denise helping us get organized and Master Dive Instructor Mike taking the kids diving... More 

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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonable price. Boat in good condition. Friendly staff. Could not of asked for more. Upon return at 4PM they have fish feeding which is interactive for the kids. No charge. More than your money's worth (it's free!) whether you rented or not.

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Thank Obamastolemybike
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the holiday inn during our 2 week vacation. one day after we ate the tarpon Creek restaurant we walked down the dock right there. We saw all kinds of things to do. Fishing charters jet skiis snorkel/ dive boat kayaks paddleboards etc. It appeared we had by chance found place with a gold mine of activities right... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with Captain Hook's initially because the locals in Marathon told us they are the best. I had never been diving before, so I did Discover Scuba and a Reef Dive. My boyfriend also dove with me and our friends snorkeled. Denise was my diving instructor and Captain Mike was our diving guide. Both were passionate, fun, and comforting... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Customer Service at its best! We booked a snorkel trip and upon arrival/check in the staff told us that the water was rough and it was churning up a lot of sand. She advised that it would probably not be good for our child's first snorkeling trip and offered to call us after the first snorkel trip returned later that... More 

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We do everything we can to make your trip on the ocean comfortable and exciting. We fully understand when weather comes into play that there are different thresholds in dealing with the elements. The last thing we want is our customers to be uncomfortable and disappointed with their snorkel... More 

Great Northwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure if you visit this gas dock, if they will let you, take a few minutes and go around and see the tiny little fish pools filled with tropical fish and sharks, the puffer fish were so cute! The sharks, not so cute, but amazing! Big Ones!

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing up our fish ponds in your review. We think it adds something special to coming to Captain Hook's. We have over 40 different species of fish in the pond at any given time including moray eels, sharks, grouper, snapper, puffers, filefish, jacks, cobia, and many different reef fish. We do a 4pm fish feeding everyday and we... More 

Fullerton, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose Captain Hooks since I have not been diving in 18 months and wanted a refresher dive. I didn't have a dive partner and Captain Hooks provides a dive master for all dives while most other places charge extra for that. The diving and snorkeling were on the same boat, so if your group has some doing both, you... More 

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will let the staff know about your kind words and we appreciate you mentioning our divemaster in the water. It works well for us by getting our divers over the best aspects of each reef and we are always close by in the water. It is not mandatory to go with our divemaster but... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most amazing place to snorkel with in the Keys!!! Captain Doo Rag, Eric, and Travis are hands down the best crew ever!! Don't waste your time or money trying anywhere else, these guys know what they are doing, very informational, all about safety, and have great personalities. When you go, make sure you tip them well, don't be cheap, they... More 

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

You made my day! I have been unable to get to our reviews until just recently...the other owners are working me like a work dog. We are blessed to have such great customers and we are also blessed to have great employees that love what they do and show that to the customers. I will let them know about your... More 

New Virginia, IA USA
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on vacation we chartered a fishing trip that used Captain Hook's as their home base.........great store .........had anything that you could need for your trip and folks were friendly.........thought we could leave it at that..........but after the trip I managed to leave my coat on their landing only to realize that it was gone later that evening .........the coat... More 

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

We really appreciate the kind words and we thank you for coming to Captain Hook's. Over the years, we have found it easy to be with our customers because just about everyone that comes to the Keys is here to have a good time and it makes work fun too. It is even better when we get a review like... More 

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