Marathon Boat Charter & Marina Info, Florida Keys
The waters surrounding Marathon and the Florida Keys are beautiful. The romance and adventure of the seas are here for the taking and sunsets are free for the viewing.
Explore tropical reefs offshore, a sports fishing charter into the Straits of Florida or the Gulf of Mexico, or a fly fishing trip or nature tour of the backcountry flats. You can privately charter your vessel, or join a larger group on a party boat.
To a newcomer, navigation through the backcountry can be very difficult. Tidal channels are not well marked and depths are difficult to determine for the inexperienced visitor. To avoid doing harm to this delicate and beautiful environment, try to keep your boat in the deep tidal channels, avoid taking shortcuts, and proceed at a cautious speed. It is much easier to back off a flat you have glided onto than it is after you have run aground.
There is a chant that locals use that can be helpful when trying to determine whether it is safe to wander into a specific area: "Brown, brown, run aground; yellow, yellow will ground a fellow; green, green, go between; blue, blue, come on through!" It may sound simplistic, but it works.