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The Tackle Box

1901 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2126
+1 305-289-0540
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So helpful!

We stayed at the Hyatt across the street and needed insect repellant. The owner and his son were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Bait shop

Perfect little spot with the smartest ladies running it. They are so willing to help out and get... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
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We are a full service tackle shop located in the world's greatest fishing spot, the Florida Keys. The variety of fishing in the Keys is unsurpassed. Our business is to help you catch fish by providing the right fishing tackle plus advice from locals who fish these waters daily. We also offer Fishing Charters and have Guide Service available.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good2%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible15%
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“great store” (2 reviews)
“reels” (3 reviews)
“gear” (5 reviews)
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1901 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2126
+1 305-289-0540
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Hyatt across the street and needed insect repellant. The owner and his son were out front watching the Coast Guard's morning flag raising. Great family business, and so helpful! Enjoyed talking to them!

Thank xroad799
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect little spot with the smartest ladies running it. They are so willing to help out and get you set with gear. Awesome little spot!!

Thank sarah_nicole1
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

If your fishing in the keys these nice folks can hook you up! Wide variety of tackle and supplies. We get our bait here! Worth the visit to any fisher peeps around!

Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Chris and his wife are both great people. There prices are great even for the keys. He has a lot of local knowledge and makes his own baits. He is the only tackle store I go to in Marathon.

Thank Pete C
Management response:Responded 27 January 2017

Thanks for shopping with us and thanks for your great review!!

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Small Mom and Pop shops are where I like to shop and the Tackle Box is one of those. Store was clean, organized, and well stocked. The young lady behind the counter was friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend supporting this business.

Thank Crob4769
Management response:Responded 18 January 2017

Thank you for your excellent review and recommendation. Please come back and see us again! We definitely have the best customers!

Reviewed 2 October 2016

Female that was in the store was very nice, pleasant and helpful. The guy told me to buy some leaders and set me up for dock fishing. I went back after something was biting through the leaders. He then told me that the premade leaders...More

Thank D B
Management response:Responded 4 October 2016

I'm sorry you feel you had a bad experience with us and that you feel you were mislead into buying items you would not need while fishing in the Keys. We strive to make every experience a good one for our customers and we try...More

Reviewed 30 September 2016

Do not pass this place by. Chris is very helpful. Do what he says and you are golden. This place has everything you could need.

Thank Irish_Kevin-27
Management response:Responded 1 October 2016

Thanks for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again. We enjoy helping our customers have a great time in the Keys!

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Sold oud kids soms cheap rods, a knife and some squid. They cought several smaler fish, a anale and a nurcery shark. Great advise about hoe too fish in this area. Thanks again

Thank John R
MarathonFLAKeys, Owner at The Tackle Box, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thanks for stopping in and shopping with us. We are glad to hear that you and your kids had a good time. Please come see us again!

Reviewed 24 June 2016

The owners make you feel like you've been friends for years. Store has always provided correct recommendations on what is fishing, biting, where and when to go. I get better advice on equipment, and rigs from this store then BassPro up in Islamorada. Chris has...More

Thank Brad D
Management response:Responded 16 September 2016

Thanks for your review. Thank you for your business.

Reviewed 14 June 2016

We stopped in to look for a pinfish trap, and we ended up talking with the owners for almost 30 minutes. Very personable and full of information. I would recommend stopping in...great people, great prices.

Thank Kirk P
Management response:Responded 16 September 2016

Thanks for your great review and recommendation. We love our customers and look forward to them coming back time after time.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are flying into Marathon for 3 weeks in October 2015. Do you rent reel and poles? If so, what do they run? Who would you recommend for a small boat to fish the canals and gulf side? Just something small? Thanks in advance. We will be sure to get bait, tackle and so forth with your business.
24 August 2015|
Response from MarathonFLAKeys | Property representative |
Yes! We do rent rods and reels. they rent anywhere from $12 - 20/day depending on what your need is. I would check out Vacation Boat Rentals 305-395-1639 . See you soon!
What does it cost for a private snorkeling charter? Two adults, two children, ages 8 and 6. What do you do with your stuff while snorkeling? Cameras, phones, purse, billfold? Can you bring a lunch with you on the snorkeling charter? Do you provide life jackets?
3 June 2015|
Response from MarathonFLAKeys | Property representative |
Hi, I think you confused us with a snorkeling company. We are The Tackle Box, we see Fishing Bait and Tackle, clothing, etc. I would contact spirit snorkeling in Marathon for more information. Thanks