And then there’s the
Heart of the Keys.
Marathon is Adventure
Life in Marathon, Florida is like no other. At once serene, adventurous, and uncommonly connected, a quiet haven quite like Marathon is found almost no where else on Earth. From the Florida Keys’ pristine state parks and crystal-clear waters to world-class golfing and diving, Marlin Bay Yacht Club is situated at the heart of one of the most beautiful adventures Florida has to offer.
Bahia Honda & Curry Hammock State Parks
World-class beaches and wildlife meet at the Heart of the Keys
Florida Keys Country Club Golf Course
Tee off under Florida sun and aquamarine seas
Crane Point Museum and Nature Center
Florida Keys Land & Sea Trust with nature trails and bird center
Down here in Marathon, on Vaca Key, everything is different. The water shines more blue. The horizon sparkles more brilliantly. And the sport fish swim in greater profusion. Right here, at the Heart of the Keys, you’ll find a family-focused retreat where time slows, reefs glitter, and the outside world is washed away in the vivid blues of the both Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.
Marathon is Connected
It’s easy to arrive in the Heart of the Keys by either land, air, or sea.
From Miami, head south on Overseas Highway until you reach MM 49, turn right onto 35th Street, then Right on Gulfview Avenue (also known as Louisa Street). We are located at 3800 Gulfview Avenue.
Miami – 115 miles
Key West – 45 miles
Fort Lauderdale – 135 miles
Naples – 195 miles
West Palm Beach – 155 miles
Florida Keys International Airport at Marathon is just minutes away, includes US Customs and accommodates a full range of service for general aviation enthusiasts and corporate jet operators. International airports at Key West, Miami and Fort Lauderdale provide virtually unlimited air travel options.
Directions from Bayside
Off Marathon Key heading SW in the IntraCoastal Waterway. Round day mark “17” flashing green 4 seconds with a heading of approximately 160 degrees magnetic for approximately 1.3 miles.
Directions from Oceanside
Navigate north through Moser Channel to the intra-coastal waterway heading east. Round day mark “19” unlit with a heading of approximately 112 degrees for approximately 1.77 miles
Marathon is Innovative
Don’t let Marathon’s small-town atmosphere fool you: within easy distance you’ll find centers of science and innovation, as well as a hospital and an international airport. Few places are as tucked away yet accessible, anywhere.
Community hospital serving the Florida Keys since 1959
World Class Fishing
Fish under the sun year-round for tarpon, bonefish, redfish, and snook
Dolphin Research Center
Swim with the dolphins where the movie Flipper was filmed